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Duke Men Secure Second After Day One of Armory
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 02/03/2017
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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Through day one of the Armory Track Invitational, the Blue Devil men are currently in second place with 26 points, competing against 19 teams, while the women tallied six points through just four events. Duke recorded 7 personal-best marks and as well as seven top-ten performances.

In the final event of the day, Brett Bofinger, Matt Wisner, Dylan Murphy and Alec Kunzweiler took first-place in the men’s distance medley relay in a time of 9:55.37, which currently ranks first in the ACC.

On the women’s side, Kim Hallowes, MacKenzie Kerr, Brittany Aveni and Sarah Armstrong placed third in 11:45.94.

Sophomore Nikhil Pulimood kicked off competition on a high note, competing in the Armory’s first track event of the day. Pulimood placed fourth in the men’s 3000m in a personal-best time of 8:22.50.

Also in men’s distance, fellow classmate Stephen Garrett posted a first-place finish in the 5000m in 14:39.89. Garrett notched his first collegiate victory while freshman Cole Hoff crossed the finish line in 14:57.18, a personal-best time.

Senior Michal Filipczak ran his way to fourth-place in the 500m, clocking in at 1:04.83.

Domonique Panton secured a new personal-best time in the 60m dash 7.72 while senior Connor Hall notched fourth in the pole vault after clearing 15-11.00 (4.85).

A little closer to campus, several Blue Devil men competed at the Camel City Invite in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Josiah Hanko and Matt Luppino represented Duke in the mile and garnered two personal-best times. Hanko clocked in at 4:22.53 and Luppino was close behind in 4:29.54.

Returning to the track was Zachary Alhamra in the 5,000m, where he clocked a personal-best of 15:15.62 to grab fourth-place.

Rookie Caleb Sanford is coming off a personal-best height of 4.50m in the pole vault at the Hokie Invite. Today in Winston-Salem, Sanford cleared 14-11.00 (4.55).

While the Blue Devils rounded out their time in Winston-Salem, competition will continue tomorrow morning at the Armory Track Invitational. Additionally, several-high profile events will be streamed on NBC Sports Network from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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