Liz Wort joined the Blue Devil coaching staff in 2007 after completing a stellar running career at Duke. Wort works primarily with the women’s middle and long distance student-athletes.
In her three seasons as a member of the Duke coaching staff, Wort has helped Duke produce five All-Americas, six all-region honorees, three ECAC Champions and 14 All-ACC honorees among the women’s cross country and track & field teams.
Last season, Wort was instrumental in guiding the women’s cross country team to an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships after the team captured its third NCAA Southeast Region title in program history.
In 2009, Wort helped then-senior Patricia Loughlin to a 10th-place finish in the steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and the No. 2 all-time mark at Duke.
As a member of the Duke track & field team, Wort achieved All-America status three times in addition to setting the school record of 9:51.76 in the steeplechase. She ranks fourth all-time at Duke in the indoor mile (4:44.64), is third in the indoor 3,000m (9:15.52) and was part of the indoor and outdoor 4x800m relay squads that also set school standards.
At the 2007 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, Wort earned All-America status with a 10th-place finish in the 3,000m run and garnered All-America qualification at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2005 and 2007, both in the 3,000m steeplechase. Wort won the 2007 NCAA East Regional in the steeplechase to become Duke’s first East Regional champion in addition to serving as team captain for three seasons.
Wort is a 2007 graduate of Duke University, receiving her diploma in psychology with a certificate in elementary education.