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Chaz Hawkins
Blue Devils Close Out Day One of Bob Pollock Invite
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 01/27/2017
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CLEMSON, S.C. – Through day one of the Bob Pollock Invitational, several Blue Devils recorded personal-best marks and totaled 13 top-10 finishes on the day.

Chaz Hawkins and Daniel Golubovic kicked off competition for Duke in the heptathlon and after four events, secured second and third-place, respectively, putting them at the top of the leaderboard heading into tomorrow’s contests.

Hawkins recorded 2,881 points after claiming first in the 60m dash (7.05) and in the long jump (22-8.50) [6.92]. With 2,756 points, Golubovic tallied the longest mark in shot put with 41-2.25 (12.55).

In men’s pole vault, the Blue Devils took second and third-place, highlighted by Connor Hall’s 16-2.75 (4.95) clearance. Freshman Esteban Suarez notched third with a mark of 14-9.00 (4.50).  

The track and field squad was joined this weekend by Duke football player Jeremy McDuffie, who participated in the 60m hurdles. McDuffie advanced to the finals after posting a time of 8.13 in the preliminary heats, the fourth-fastest time in Duke history.

Sydnei Murphy continued her impressive sophomore season by posting a third-place finish in the long jump after leaping 19-11.00 (6.07). Murphy currently holds the second-best leap in Duke history with a 20-3.00 (6.17) mark.

Like her fellow classmate, Blue Devil Jaida Lemmons posted a personal-best finish in the long jump with a distance of 18-3.75 (5.58), securing ninth-place.

The Blue Devil sprinters continue to excel each week and posted top-10 finishes today in the 400m. Maddy Price took third after stopping the clock at 54.79 while Madeline Kopp placed fourth in a time of 54.83. Both Price and Kopp surpassed the ACC qualification standard during their first meet. MacKenzie Kerr garnered ninth in 56.27.

Stefani Vukajlovic competed in women’s weight throw and threw the implement 54-6.50 (16.62), allowing her to garner seventh-place.

On the men’s side, Iyin Battle and Jack Maher took seventh and eighth, respectively. Battle registered a mark of 51-3.50 (15.63) and Maher threw the implement 48-4.75 (14.75).

On the track, Alec Kunzweiler crossed the finish line in 4:13.60 and placed ninth.

The Blue Devils will be back in action tomorrow morning for the final day of the Bob Pollock Invitational.

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