DURHAM, N.C. -- The Duke track and field team sends three individuals to the 19th running of the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Cobb Track and Angell Field in Stanford, Calif., May 4. The competition regularly showcases the nation’s premier long-distance runners, with four world-leading times, five meet records, two stadium records and 13 World Championship ‘A’ standards established by participants at last year's event.
Graduate students Juliet Bottorff, Audrey Huth and Mike Moverman make the cross-country trip to Stanford, with Bottorff competing in the women’s 10,000, Moverman slated to participate in the men’s 10,000 and Huth entered in the women’s 5,000.
Bottorff, fresh off capturing the 10,000-meter title at the ACC Championships two weeks earlier, currently owns the fourth-fastest time in the nation at the distance. The Newark, Del., native won the conference championship after clocking a time of 32:53.72, not only becoming the first Blue Devil in Duke history to win the women's 10,000 at the ACC Championship, but also breaking the seven-year-old conference meet record by nearly five seconds. Bottorff is scheduled to compete in the Kim McDonald Memorial 10,000, set for 9:18 p.m.
Moverman enters the men’s 10,000 Sunday night with a personal-best time of 29:39.49, run at the Virginia Challenge in 2013. Earlier in the season, Moverman clocked season-best times of 14:07.31 for 5,000m at the Raleigh Relays and 4:09.68 in the mile at the Joe Hilton Outdoor Invitational. The Easton, Mass., native will participate in the second section of the men’s 10,000 at 10:30 p.m.
Huth is scheduled to compete in just her second outdoor competition of the season Sunday. The Shelby, Mich., native opened her outdoor campaign at the ACC Championship, running a time of 16:43.78. Huth toes the line for the third section of the women’s 5,000 at 6:59 p.m.
Live results of the event are available here.