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Blue Devils Travel North for 2012 Penn Relays
Wednesday 04/25/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke track and field team is heading to Philadelphia, Pa., to compete in the historic Penn Relays on April 26-28, 2012.  The Blue Devils will enter three men's relay teams, two women's relay teams and handful of other athletes in various open events.

2012 Penn Relays

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April 26-28

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Philadelphia, PA

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On the men's side, senior Stephen Clark, will join sophomores Ben Raskin, Curtis Beach and Domenick DeMatteo in the Distance Medley Relay scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday afternoon.  This event is unique in that each individual runs a different distance.  It begins with a 1200 meter run, followed by the 400 meters, the 800 meters and finally the 1600 meters to finish. 

The men will also field a 4xmile relay team on Saturday at 1:25 p.m. consisting of DeMatteo, senior Andrew Brodeur and freshmen Nate McClafferty and Morgan Pearson.  The third relay team for the men will compete in the 4x800 relay and will be made up of Clark, McClafferty, junior Brendon Pierson, and freshman Brian Schoepfer.

In the open events, junior Dominick Robinson and freshman Shaun Thompson will run in the open 3,000 steeplechase, junior Austin Carpenter and freshman Thomas Lang will participate in the javelin throw, senior Michael Barbas will throw the shot put, sophomore Justin Amezquita will compete in the men's pole vault and sophomores Tanner Anderson and Michael Krone will look to repeat last week's one-two finish in the men's high jump. Currently, Krone is ranked fifth in the country while Anderson is ranked eighth by clearing heights of 7-3.75 and 7-3.00 respectively.

The women's squad will field a 4x400 relay team including senior Brittany Whitehead and freshmen Lauren Hansson, Alexis Roper and Elizabeth Kerpon.  The event is scheduled to begin on Thursday evening at 5:45 p.m.  The Blue Devils will also enter a sprint medley relay team consisting of freshman Teddi Maslowski, sophomore LaCresha Styles, freshman Abby Farley and senior Cydney Ross.  Similar to the distance medley relay, each leg of the sprint medley varies by distance.  The first and second legs race 200 meters, the third leg runs 400 meters and the final leg runs 800 meters. 

In the open events, Maslowski will race in the 400 hurdles, senior Amy Fryt will compete in the pole vault, and juniors Andrea Hopkins and Shannon Sullivan will participate in the women's javelin.  The throwing duo hopes to repeat their one-two finish from last weekend at the ACC Outdoor Championships. 

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