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Duke Seeks Championship Berths at NCAA First Round
Monday 05/22/2013  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. – Twenty-seven members of the Duke track and field team will make the short trip to Greensboro, N.C., to compete in the NCAA East First Round May 23-25.  Each participating Blue Devil has been accepted into the elite field of 48 for his or her specific event and will seek to finish in the top 12 and advance to the NCAA Championships.  

Duke’s 27 athletes make up one of institutions most diverse regional qualifying groups with at least one Blue Devil entered in every field event except the triple jump and in all running events ranging from the 400 to the 10,000 meters.  

A full recap will be available on www.GoDuke.com at the end of each day of competition.

TRACK EVENTS:
(W) 400: Elizabeth Kerpon ◦ Sophomore ◦ Coppell, Texas
 - Personal Record: 54.18 (ACC Championships, April 20, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 41
 - Ranks second on Duke’s all-time list in the event...member of Duke’s qualifying 4x400 relay.

(W) 800: Cydney Ross ◦ RS Senior ◦ St. Louis, Mo.
- Season Record: 2:05.54 (2013 Duke Invitational, April 6, 2013)
- Personal Record: 2:04.79 (2011)
- NCAA East Ranking: 11
- Ranks second on Duke’s all-time list in the event…NCAA Outdoor First-Team All-America
  (2011)…NCAA Indoor First Team All-America (2013)…two-time NCAA Championship participant (2011, 2012)…ACC Outdoor Champion (2013)…member of Duke’s qualifying 4x400 relay.  
  
(W) 800: Anima Banks ◦ Freshman ◦ Mamaroneck, N.Y.
 - Personal Record: 2:07.12 (ACC Championships, April 19, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 29
 - Earned All-ACC honors by finishing third at the 2013 ACC Championships…one of four true freshman Blue Devils to qualify for regional competition.

(M) 800: Michal Filipczak ◦ Freshman ◦ Niles, Ill.
 - Personal Record: 1:49.74 (Duke Invitational, April 6, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 32
 - Ranks fifth on Duke’s all-time list in the event… one of four true freshman Blue Devils to qualify for regional competition.

(M) 1,500: Nate McClafferty ◦ Sophomore ◦ Wernersville, Pa.
 - Personal Record: 3:46.06 (ACC Championships, April 20, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 34
 - Set two personal records at the ACC Championships to qualify for the finals and finish in sixth place overall.

(W) 5,000: Jessie Rubin ◦ Junior ◦ Rockville, Md.
 - Personal Record: 16:30.42 (Penn Relays, April 25, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 39
 - Qualified for the ACC Championship finals in the 1,500 where she finished seventh overall.  

(M) 5,000: James Kostelnik ◦ RS Senior ◦ Los Angeles, Calif.
 - Personal Record: 13:59.02 (Duke Invitational, April 5, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 21
 - Ranks fifth on Duke’s all-time list.

(M) 5,000: Brian Atkinson ◦ Junior ◦ Melbourne Beach, Fla.
 - Personal Record: 14:12.64 (Duke Invitational, April 5, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 41
 - Duke’s top finisher at the 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships.

(W) 10,000: Megan Deakins ◦ RS Senior ◦ Devon, Pa.
 - Season Record: 34:57.44 (Duke Twilight, May 5, 2013)
 - Personal Record: 34:11.35 (2012)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 44
 - Has only competed in the 10,000 once this season…second time qualifying for NCAA East First Round in as many years…former Duke field hockey player.

(M) 10,000: Mike Moverman ◦ Senior ◦ Easton, Mass.
 - Personal Record: 29:39.49 (Virginia Challenge, May 11, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 29
 - Has only competed in the 10,000 twice in his entire running career…garnered All-ACC honors in the event with a third place finish at the 2013 ACC Outdoor Championships.

(W) 3,000 Steeplechase: Esther Vermeer ◦ Senior ◦ Grimsby, Ontario
 - Personal Record: 10:30.37 (Duke Invitational, April 6, 2013)
 - NCAA Ranking: 36
 - Ranks fifth Duke’s all-time in the event.

(M) 3,000 Steeplechase: Shaun Thompson ◦ Sophomore ◦ Baldwinsville, N.Y.
 - Personal Record: 8:58.04 (Duke Invitational, April 6, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 28
 - Ranks third on Duke’s all-time list in the event…two-time NCAA East First Round qualifier in the event.

(W) 4x400 Relay: Lauren Hansson, Alexis Roper, Cydney Ross and Elizabeth Kerpon
 - School Record: 3:37.75 (ACC Championships, April 20, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 20
 - Finished second at the 2013 ACC Outdoor Championships…young team consists of three sophomores and one senior.

FIELD EVENTS:
(W) Discus: Erica Brand ◦ Junior ◦ Shawnee, Kan.
 - Personal Record: 177-9 (54.17) (Virginia Challenge, May 10, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 4
 - School record holder in the event…NCAA Outdoor Championships participant in 2012.

(M) Discus: Austin Gamble ◦ Senior ◦ Weston, Fla.
 - Personal Record: 190-06 (58.07) (Virginia Challenge, May 10, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 9
 - School record holder in the event…earned All-ACC honors with a second place finish at the 2013 ACC Championships…earned ACC Performer of the Week honors on May 7…has exhausted eligibility with the Duke football team as a starting linebacker.

(M) Discus: Stephen Boals ◦ RS Freshman ◦ Loomis, Calif.
 - Personal Record: 176-04 (53.74) (Duke Twilight, May 5, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 29
 - Ranks third on Duke’s all-time list in the event…also qualified to compete in the men’s shot put.

(W) Shot Put: Michelle Anumba ◦ RS Junior ◦ Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
 - Season Record: 54-11.50 (16.75) (Duke Invitational, April 6, 2013)
 - Personal Record: 56-4.50 (17.18) (2012)
- NCAA East Ranking: 6
- School record holder in the event…earned All-ACC honors by finishing third at the 2013 ACC Championships…earned First-Team All-America honors in the event in 2012
 
(M) Shot Put: Stephen Boals ◦ RS Freshman ◦ Loomis, Calif.
 - Personal Record: 57-9.50 (17.61) (ACC Championships, April 19, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 30
 - Earned All-ACC honors by finishing third overall at the 2013 ACC Outdoor Championships…also qualified in the men’s discus.

(M) Hammer Throw: Michael Foley ◦ Freshman ◦ Paradise Valley, Ariz.
 - Personal Record: 189-4 (57.72) (Duke Invitational, April 5, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 45
 - School record holder in the event… one of four true freshman Blue Devils to qualify for regional competition.

(W) Javelin Throw: Andrea Hopkins ◦ Senior ◦ Lake Oswego, Ore.
 - Season Record: 154-00 (46.95) (Virginia Challenge, May 11, 2013)
- Personal Record:  157-9 (48.08) (2011)
- NCAA East Ranking: 23
- Two-time NCAA Outdoor Championship participant (2011,2012)…ranks third on Duke’s all-time list in the event.

(M) Long Jump: Curtis Beach ◦ RS Junior ◦ Albuquerque, N.M.
 - Personal Record: 24-10 (7.57) (Texas Relays, March 27, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 16
- Ranks second on Duke’s all-time list in the long jump…earned Second-Team All-America   
  honors in the event in 2012…qualified for the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the men’s decathlon with a season-best 8,011 points…2012 NCAA Indoor Champion in the men’s heptathlon…2011 NCAA Outdoor Silver medalist in the men’s decathlon…also qualified for the men’s pole vault.

(W) Pole Vault: Megan Clark ◦ Freshman ◦ Fort Benning, Ga.
 - Personal Record: 13-7.25 (4.15) (Virginia Challenge, May 11, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 7
 - Ranks third on Duke’s all-time list in the event… one of four true freshman Blue Devils to qualify for regional competition.

(W) Pole Vault: Emily Mattoon ◦ Senior ◦ San Diego, Calif.
 - Personal Record: 13-5.25 (4.10) (Virginia Challenge, May 11, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 13
 - Ranks fourth on Duke’s all-time list. 

(M) Pole Vault: Justin Amezquita ◦ Junior ◦ Mountainside, N.J.
 - Personal Record: 17-1 (5.21) (Texas Relays, March 28, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 21
 - Ranks second on Duke’s all-time list…participant in the 2012 NCAA East First Round.

(M) Pole Vault: Curtis Beach ◦ RS Junior ◦ Albuquerque, N.M.
 - Personal Record: 16-8.75 (5.10) (Texas Relays, March 28, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 29
- Ranks fourth on Duke’s all-time list in the event… qualified for the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the men’s decathlon with a season-best 8,011 points…2012 NCAA Indoor Champion in the men’s heptathlon…2011 NCAA Outdoor Silver medalist in the men’s decathlon…also qualified for the men’s long jump.

(M) Pole Vault: Ian Rock ◦ Sophomore ◦ Davis, Calif.
 - Personal Record: 16-4.75 (5.00) (Texas Relays, March 28, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 45
 - Earned the regional qualifying mark while competing in the decathlon at the 2013 Texas Relays. 

(W) High Jump: Karli Johonnot ◦ RS Freshman ◦ Las Vegas, Nev.
 - Personal Record: 5-10.5 (1.79) (ACC Championships, April 18, 2013)
 - NCAA East Ranking: 29
 - Earned All-ACC honors in the women’s heptathlon after finishing third in the event.

(M) High Jump: Tanner Anderson ◦ Junior ◦ Valdese, N.C.
 - Season Record: 7-2.25 (2.19) (Penn Relays, April 26, 2013)
- Personal Record:   7-4.25 (2.24) (2011)
- NCAA East Ranking: 14
- School record holder in the event. 


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