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Duke's Success in New York Continues Friday
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 01/25/2019
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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Following a successful showing in the pentathlon on Thursday, the Duke track & field program continued its streak Friday at the Armory Collegiate in New York, N.Y. As a team, the Blue Devils captured 10 first-place finishes.

Senior India Lowe got it done on the track once again as she broke her own personal-best time. Lowe clocked in a sixth-place finish of 7.52 in the prequalifying round of the 60m, good for the second-best time in school history. Lowe advanced to the finals and captured the same time, 7.52, to take eighth. This marks the third time this season Lowe has etched her name in the Duke record books.

The men’s squad started off strong with a second-place finish in the distance medley relay. Charles Cooper, Carter Dillon, Miles Mingo and Matt Wisner clocked in at 9:41.88. Cooper was first on the track in the 1200m (2:57.5) followed by Mingo in the 400m (49.0), Dillon in the 800m (1:52.8) and Wisner in the 1600m (4:02.3). Dillon’s time in the 800m is a personal-best while Wisner ran in just his second mile in his career and posted an eight-second personal-best time.

Cooper, Dillon and Wisner from the DMR will be joined by Alex Miley in the 4xmile relay. The Duke men were invited to compete on the national stage as two records are being challenged on Saturday. Two professional teams are taking aim at the world record of 16:14 while Villanova and Duke are set to challenge the collegiate record of 16:19. NBCSN will broadcast a portion of Saturday’s meet, including the men’s 4xmile which will be at 1:50 p.m.

Friday also featured several Blue Devils posting personal best scores, highlighted by Nikki Merritt’s performance in the long jump and 60m hurdles. Merritt notched third in the long jump with a leap of 5.78m and 10th in the 60m hurdles in 8.69. Lauren Hoffman competed alongside Merritt in the hurdles and tied her personal best in 8.71 to take 11th.

For the second week in a row, Ben Beatty posted a personal-best mark in the shot put competition as he claimed sixth place with a 16.89m toss.

The women’s vault squad closed out the evening for Duke with three of the four vaulters reaching season-best heights. Laura Marty placed second with a mark of 4.20m, which ranks third in the ACC, while Nati Sheppard (3.90) and Chesney Ward (3.75) went fifth and seventh, respectively.

Duke will close out its time in New York Saturday morning.

#GoDuke

MEN:

CJ Ambrosio

3000m

 

Iyin Battle

Weight Throw

 

Ben Beatty

Shot Put

6th, 16.89m (PR)

Ben Beatty

Weight Throw

 

Devin Connell

800m

 

Charles Cooper

4xMile

 

Nick Cox

800m

 

Joe Cullen

800m

 

Paul Dellinger

3000m

 

Carter Dillon

4xMile

 

Cole Hoff

3000m

 

Bryant Lewis

High Jump

 

Alex Miley

4xMile

 

Miles Mingo

400m

 

Dalton Randall

3000m

 

Rivers Ridout

High Jump

 

Josh Romine

Mile

 

Cole Rowan

Pole Vault

 

Esteban Suarez

Pole Vault

 

Michael Ungvarsky

3000m

 

Matt Wisner

4xMile

 

Cooper, Dillon

Mingo, Wisner

DMR

2nd, 9:41.88

 

WOMEN:

Rivka Arbiv

Pole Vault

12th, 3.60m

Brittany Aveni

College 800m

 

Brittany Aveni

4x400m Relay

 

Virginia Capehart

800m

 

Simi Gbadegesin

400m

 

Simi Gbadegesin

200m

 

Lauren Hoffman

60m Hurdles

11th, 8.71 (Tied PR)

Lauren Hoffman

400m

 

MacKenzie Kerr

400m

 

MacKenzie Kerr

4x400m Relay

 

Kate Kutzer

Pentathlon

3,637 pts.

Jaida Lemmons

Pentathlon

DNF

India Lowe

4x400m Relay

 

India Lowe

200m

 

India Lowe

60m (Prequalifying)

6th, 7.52 - #2 Duke All-Time

India Lowe

60m (Finals)

8th, 7.52 - ^^

Erin Marsh

Pentathlon

3,823 pts. (#4 Duke all-time)

Laura Marty

Pole Vault

2nd, 4.20m (SB)

Cassie Martin

High Jump

 

Nikki Merritt

60m Hurdles

10th, 8.69 (PR)

Nikki Merritt

200m

 

Nikki Merritt

Long Jump

3rd, 5.78 (PR)

Domonique Panton

60m (Prequalifying)

15th, 7.66

Domonique Panton

Triple Jump

 

Nati Sheppard

Pole Vault

5th, 3.90m (tied SB)

Kelcie Simmons

60m

14th, 7.64

Kelcie Simmons

400m

 

Kelcie Simmons

200m

 

Natalie Simmons

4x400m Relay

 

Natalie Simmons

Long Jump

9th, 5.44m - Debut

Natalie Simmons

Triple Jump

 

Stefani Vukajlovic

Weight Throw

 

Chesney Ward

Pole Vault

7th, 3.75m (SB)

 

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