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Brittany

Aveni

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Distance
Height: 5'7"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Geneva, Ohio
High School: Geneva

Bio

Honors: 2019 All-ACC Second Team (4x400, Outdoors), 2019 All-ACC First Team (4x400, Indoors), 2019 All-ACC Academic (Outdoors), 2019 All-ACC Academic (Indoors), 2018 All-ACC First Team (4x400), All-ACC Academic Women's Indoor Track and Field Team (2018), 2018 All-America Second Team (4x400), All-ACC Academic Women's Indoor Track and Field Team (2018), ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017)

2018-19 T&F: Participated in 14 meets throughout the entire season … for indoor, started the season off with a first-place time of 56.21 in the 400m at the Dick Taylor Carolina Cup (1/18) … notched first in two events at the Hokie Invitational, clocking a PR time of 1:29.90 in the 600m and 11:32.90 in the DMR … made the podium with the 4x400m relay team at the ACC Indoor Championships (2/21), claiming bronze (3:38.38) … for outdoor, finished in first place in the 800m with a PR time of 2:06:49 at the Battle of the Blues (4/6) … also won first place for the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:36.06 in the Battle of the Blues … during the Duke Invitational (4/19), took home second place in the 400m with a personal best time of 54.56  … participated in four events in the ACC Championships and finished in fourth place in the 4x400m relay (5/11) … competed in two events at the NCAA Division 1 East Region Preliminary Rounds (5/23) and won third place in the 4x400m … ran the 4x400m relay in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships (6/5), claiming 14th overall place with a time of 3:35.71 and garnering Second Team All-America honors … claimed First Team All-ACC during the Indoor season for the 4x00m relay and Second Team All-ACC in the 4x400m relay for the outdoor season ... named All-ACC First Team in the 4x400 for Indoor Track & Field and All-ACC Second Team for Outdoor Track & Field in the 4x400m relay ... recognized for All-ACC Academic in both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

2017-18 T&F: Competed in five competitions during the indoor campaign and eight during the outdoor season … opened the indoor season with a first-place finish in the 400m at the Carolina Cup (1/13) with a time of 55:42, her best time of the indoor season … finished second in the 600m at the Clemson Invite (1/20), clocking a time of 1:30.12 … was a part of a 4x400m relay squad that qualified for the ACC Indoor Championships, capturing a second-place finish with a time of 3:33.64 to place second all-time at Duke and also earn First Team All-ACC honors … selected to the 2018 All-ACC Academic Women’s Indoor Track and Field Team … earned a second-place finish in the 800m at the Battle of the Blues (4/6) with a season-best performance, posting a time of 2:07.20 … notched a pair of top four finishes at the Penn Relays with both the 4x400m relay and the sprint medley relay squad … captured a first-place finish in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:32.43 … finished fourth in the sprint medley relay with a time of 3:48.85, which ranks third in school history … clocked her second-fastest time at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a time of 2:07.41 to finish in seventh place … helped the 4x400m relay squad post a strong performance at the NCAA East Prelims, placing fourth with a time of 3:32.21, which serves as a Duke school record … qualified for the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships with the 4x400m relay team, where they earned the highest NCAA Championships finish by a Duke 4x400m relay quad in history, finishing in ninth place with a time of 3:32.26, the second-fastest time in school history, earning Second Team All-America honors for the first time in her career … named to the 2018 All-ACC Academic Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Team.

2016-17 T&F: Competed in two meets during the cross country season…Finished in seventh place in the 4K at the Duke Alumni Meet (9/2) with a time of 15:12…Ran in ten events during the indoor season…Ran the fifth-fastest time in Duke history in the 600m at the Hokie Invitational (1/20), crossing the finish line in 1:33.48…Qualified for the ACC Indoor Championships (2/25) in the 1,000m and finished in 19th place with a time of 2:11.17…Also qualified for the ACC Indoor Championships in the Distance Medley Relay and came in seventh place…Competed in eleven events during  the outdoor season…Ran a season best 2:06.61 and came in first place in the 800m at the Duke Invitational (4/22)…Qualified for both the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/14) and the NCAA East Preliminaries in the same event and finished in seventh and 32nd respectively…Helped the 4x400m Relay team finish in first place at the Duke Invitational with a time of 3:42.96...Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Duke: Lettered three years in track and one year in cross country under the guidance of Bobby McQuoid at Geneva High School in Geneva, Ohio…anchored the 4x800 team that won the 2015 New Balance Nationals Outdoor meet in a time of 8:59.83, as well as the third-place finishing 4x400 relay…during the 2016 New Balance Nationals Outdoor meet, placed fourth in the 800, posting a time of 2:07.03…claimed the 2016 Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) 800-meter title in a record time of 2:07.42 after finishing as the runner up at the same distance one year earlier…garnered 2016 News Herald Track & Field Athlete of the Year accolades…graduated as Ashtabula County record holder for 400 meters, 800 meters, 4x400 and 4x800, as well as school record holder in the 200, 400, 800, 1,600, 3,200 and 5,000…received a “Key to the City” from the Geneva City Council in 2015 for accomplishments on the track…also lettered three years in soccer, earning first team All Patriot Athletic Conference (PAC) and All-County honors in 2013 and 2014…fourth in the 2016 graduating class…served as treasurer of National Honor Society…held the position of school editor for the local newspaper, Star Beacon…selected for the Athletics Booster Award after submitting an essay on the subject of “How sports changed your life at Geneva High School.”

Personal: Daughter of Ben and Julie Aveni…born Jan. 18, 1998…has one sister, Briana.

Duke Cross Country PR
4K – 15:12.0 (9/2/2016)
5K – 18:59.0 (9/10/2016)

Duke Indoor PR
300m – 42.27 (1/21/2017)
600m [2] – 1:29.90 (1/18/2019)

Duke Outdoor PR
800m – 2:06.49 (4/06/2019)
400m – 54.56 (4/19/2019)

[ ] denotes ranking in school record book

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