CLEMSON, S.C. – The Blue Devils wrapped up the final day of competition at the Bob Pollock Invitational with 19 top-10 finishes to go along with several results that rank among Duke’s greats. Duke totaled 32 top-10 finishes during their time in Clemson.
“Very happy with our team’s performance this weekend,” said head coach Norm Ogilvie. “Overall, another very solid weekend for us. Madeline Kopp’s school record time in the 600m and Matt Wisner’s performance in the 800m were two of the highlights. We’re looking forward to next weekend.”
After setting the school record in the 600m one week ago, Madeline Kopp shattered her previous time and placed her name on top of the all-time list. Kopp crossed the finish line in 1:28.48.
Duke football player Jeremy McDuffie competed for the first time in a Duke uniform on the track last night and registered a top-five Duke finish. McDuffie competed in the triple jump today and registered the second-best leap in school history with 49-2.50 (15.00).
Junior Madison Heath continues on her path of success and cleared 13-5.25 (4.10) in the pole vault, while Nati Sheppard and Laura Marty etched their names among the Duke greats. Sheppard and Marty tied for second with 12-11.50 (3.95), the fifth-best clearance in Duke history.
Sydnei Murphy, Domonique Panton and Jaida Lemmons swept the top-three spots in the triple jump. Murphy registered a mark of 40-3.25 (12.27), which ranks No. 2 on the Duke all-time list. Panton and Lemmons leapt 39-2.50 (11.95) and 38-0.25 (11.59), the No. 3 and No. 4 all-time.
Amarie Bremel took fifth-place in the shot put after passing the ACC qualification standard with a mark of 44-6.00 (13.56). Freshman Katelyn Gochenour took eighth after throwing the implement 34-7.50 (10.55).
A complete list of results from this weekend’s meet is attached.
The Blue Devils will be back in action next weekend, Feb. 3-4, as they travel to New York, N.Y., and Winston-Salem, N.C., for the Armory Collegiate and the Camel City Invite.