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Blue Devils Close Out Time at the Armory
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 01/26/2019
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NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Duke track & field team closed out a successful weekend at the Armory Invitational in New York, N.Y., Saturday. As a team, the Blue Devils secured 36 top-10 finishes in the competitive three-day meet. 

The Duke women placed second out of 18 teams with 67.5 points. 

“We had three days of competition in New York,” head coach Norm Ogilvie said. “The first day, we had great success in the pentathlon. Like other travelers across the United States, we had difficulty with flights on Thursday. Many of our athletes showed up to the meet early Friday morning and had to compete the same day. We had an amazing Friday considering that. Today, you could see some of our athletes were tired but we still had a lot of personal bests. It was a really good weekend for the men’s 3k group and the women’s team was successful in all areas. I’m proud of the entire team. Most of our athletes competed three weeks in a row and will take next weekend off while some members of the team will compete at the Camel City Invite in Winston-Salem, N.C.”

The men’s distance squad set the tone early Saturday with all five Blue Devils running personal bests in the 3000m. Paul Dellinger posted a fourth-place finish in 8:15.45 just before CJ Ambrosio crossed the line fifth in 8:15.66. Dalton Randall (8:22.95), Cole Hoff (8:26.47) and Michael Ungvarsky (8:35.06) rounded out the distance performances for Duke.

Additionally, Charles Cooper, Carter Dillon, Alex Miley and Matt Wisner finished fourth in the 4xmile in 16:58.57 after Cooper, Dillon and Wisner helped Duke to a second-place finish Friday in the distance medley relay.

Senior Domonique Panton once again saw success in the triple jump and posted a second-place finish with a season-best mark of 12.67. Panton holds the school record of 12.72.

The Blue Devils also saw success in the 4x400m relay as Kelcie Simmons, India Lowe, Brittany Aveni and Lauren Hoffman clocked in at 3:41.03 to take second.

Lowe continued to be consistent this year as she placed sixth this afternoon in the 200m in a time of 24.27 while Kelcie Simmons clocked the same time to put her on Duke’s all-time list at No. 5.

In addition to her duties on the 4x400m relay team, Aveni took the track to compete in the 800m and captured third in 2:08.66 while Nick Cox posted a personal-best time in the same event. Cox clocked in at 1:53.86 to notch 10th.

Ben Beatty continued to notch a personal-best toss in his events as he came in 11th in the weight throw with a toss of 16.69m. On Friday, Beatty captured a personal-best toss in the shot put competition.

Duke will return to action Feb. 1-2 at the Camel City Invite in Winston-Salem, N.C.

#GoDuke

MEN:

CJ Ambrosio

3000m

5th, 8:15.66 (PR)

Iyin Battle

Weight Throw

10th, 17.13m

Ben Beatty

Shot Put

6th, 16.89m (PR)

Ben Beatty

Weight Throw

11th, 16.69m (PR)

Devin Connell

800m

25th, 1:58.63 (PR)

Nick Cox

800m

10th, 1:53.86 (PR)

Joe Cullen

800m

20th, 1:57.38 (PR)

Paul Dellinger

3000m

4th, 8:15.45 (PR)

Cole Hoff

3000m

12th, 8:26.47 (PR)

Bryant Lewis

High Jump

15th, 1.94m

Miles Mingo

400m

16th, 49.04

Dalton Randall

3000m

10th, 8:22.95 (PR)

Rivers Ridout

High Jump

6th, 2.04m

Josh Romine

Mile

12th, 4:15.74

Cole Rowan

Pole Vault

15th, 4.50m

Esteban Suarez

Pole Vault

12th, 4.65m

Michael Ungvarsky

3000m

19th, 8:38.06 (PR)

Cooper, Dillon

Mingo, Wisner

DMR

2nd, 9:41.88

Cooper, Dillon,

Miley, Wisner

4xMile

4th, 16:58.57

 

WOMEN:

Rivka Arbiv

Pole Vault

12th, 3.60m

Rivka Arbiv

High Jump

14th, 1.60m

Brittany Aveni

College 800m

3rd, 2:08.66

Virginia Capehart

800m

38th, 2:23.75

Simi Gbadegesin

400m

29th, 58.54

Simi Gbadegesin

200m

38th, 25.79 (PR)

Lauren Hoffman

60m Hurdles

11th, 8.71 (Tied PR)

Lauren Hoffman

400m

19th, 57.10 (PR)

Kate Kutzer

Pentathlon

3,637 pts.

Jaida Lemmons

Pentathlon

DNF

India Lowe

200m

6th, 24.27

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

6th, 1.65m

Nikki Merritt

60m Hurdles

10th, 8.69 (PR)

Nikki Merritt

200m

22nd, 25.14

Nikki Merritt

Long Jump

3rd, 5.78 (PR)

Domonique Panton

60m (Prequalifying)

15th, 7.66

Domonique Panton

Triple Jump

2nd, 12.67m (SB)

Nati Sheppard

Pole Vault

5th, 3.90m (tied SB)

Kelcie Simmons

60m

14th, 7.64

Kelcie Simmons

200m

6th, 24.27 (#5 Duke all-time)

Natalie Simmons

Long Jump

9th, 5.44m - Debut

Stefani Vukajlovic

Weight Throw

DNF

Chesney Ward

Pole Vault

7th, 3.75m (SB)

K. Simmons, Aveni

Lowe, Hoffman

4x400m Relay

2nd, 3:41.03

 

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