DURHAM, N.C. -- With the start of the 2014 Duke track and field season set for Jan. 17 at the Virginia Tech Invitational, GoDuke.com met with each coach to discuss the upcoming season. Today’s preview focuses on the Duke jumpers, headed by Jan Ogilvie.
Anderson enters his senior season as Duke’s record holder in the indoor and outdoor high jump, with personal-best clearances of 7-3.25 (2.22) indoor and 7-4.25 (2.24) outdoor. Anderson boasts a wealth of experience in championship competition, appearing at the ACC Indoor Championship in each of the last three years, competing in two ACC Outdoor Championships, winning the IC4A Championship as a freshman, qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championship during his freshman season and making two trips to the NCAA East First Round competition. As the first Blue Devil to ever clear the 7’ mark, Anderson looks to close his collegiate career in spectacular fashion.
“Anderson always seems to come around when it counts,” Ogilvie said. “At some point in each of his seasons with Duke, he’s jumped very high.”
Krone, Duke’s third high jumper in school history to capture an ACC Individual Championship, looks to rebound after suffering a season-ending injury that sidelined the Berwyn, Pa., native for the entirety of the 2013 outdoor season. Krone’s indoor personal-best mark of 7-0.25 (2.13) and outdoor personal-best clearance of 7-3.75 (2.22) rank him second on Duke’s all-time indoor and outdoor lists.
“Krone says he’s about 98% there right now,” Ogilvie said. “In the eyes of an engineer, which he’s studying to become, he looks to have a very good season ahead of him.”
Heinz gained championship experience early in his college career, reaching the ACC Indoor Championship and placing tied for sixth during his freshman season. Heinz’s season-best mark of 6-10.25 (2.09), cleared at the championship, moved him into fourth on Duke’s indoor all-time list. Heinz currently sits in fifth-place on Duke’s outdoor all-time list, with a clearance of 6-8.75 (2.05), which came at the Raleigh Relays.
“Carl Heinz could be a big surprise for us this year,” Ogilvie said. “He’s in very good shape. He had an outstanding senior year in high school and had a good start at Duke as a freshman.”
Sophomore Maddie Morrow enters the 2014 season following a 2013 outdoor season hampered by injury. Prior to the injury, Morrow reached the ACC Indoor Championship as a freshman, earning a mark of 5-4 (1.63). A specialist in the high jump, Morrow looks to bounce back from the injury and contribute for the Blue Devils at the conference championship.
“Madeline came out of high school having jumped very high and went through a real transition last year,” Ogilvie said. “We’ve changed her training up a little bit and she’s had some jump sessions where she’s looked extremely good.”
Although not a high jump specialist, multi-event athlete and redshirt sophomore Karli Johonnot returns as Duke’s top performer in the event. Last season, Johonnot cleared 5-10 (1.79) in both the indoor and outdoor high jump, ranking her second all-time on Duke’s list.
The Blue Devils welcome four freshmen that look to have an immediate impact for Duke in 2014. Grant Emrie joins Duke with experience in both the triple jump and the long jump, posting personal-best marks of 45-6 (13.86) in the triple jump and 22-2 (6.70) in the long jump during his high school career. Ashton Huey looks to improve on his personal-best jump of 21-2 (6.45) in the long jump, earned while in high school.
Pickett currently owns personal-records of 37-10 (11.53) in the indoor triple jump and 39-9 (12.11) in the outdoor triple jump. Both marks would rank the Mahwah, N.J., native second on Duke’s all-time list. Picket also competed in the long jump during her high school career, jumping 17-4 (5.28) indoor and 18-1 (5.51) outdoor.
Gregory becomes a member of the Duke track and field team with a personal-record jump of 18-3.5 (5.57) in the long jump, a mark that would rank the Wakefield, R.I., native third on Duke’s all-time list. A two-time outdoor Rhode Island state champion in the long jump, Gregory enters her collegiate season after experiencing the atmosphere of championship competition.
“I see that over the next year or two, all four of these athletes will come to the forefront,” Ogilvie said. “We could see Grant and Karly doing very well, right off the bat. The signs in practice point in that direction.”
Ogilvie believes Roseman will act as an exceptional resource for the younger jumpers. Roseman, a senior out of Grand Prarie, Texas, makes multiple appearances on Duke’s all-time lists in the horizontal jumps, ranking third in the indoor triple jump with a mark of 36-1.50 (11.01) and second in the outdoor triple jump with a leap of 37-0.50 (11.29). Roseman also gained championship experience after competing in two ACC Indoor Championships and one ACC Outdoor Championship.
“Roseman is in very good shape,” Ogilvie said. “She’s worked extremely hard for four years, and she’s gone through several injuries. She’s healthy now. At the end of last year, she really started to come on in the triple jump. She’s been a team captain and a team leader and I really expect her to do some good things this year.”