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Blue Devils Travel to 119th Penn Relays Carnival
Tuesday 04/24/2013  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke Track and Field team will send 35 student-athletes to the historic 119th Penn Relays Carnival, April 25-27 in Philadelphia, Pa.  The Blue Devils will field seven different relays, four women and three men, during the three-day competition. 

The relays will be kicked off by the women’s 4x100 meter relay team, which has set three school records over the course of the 2013 season and consists of senior LaCresha Styles and sophomores Baily Murphy, Lauren Hansson and Elizabeth Kerpon.  The women’s distance medley relay will also be competing Thursday and will include junior Rebecca Craigie in the 1200 leg, sophomore Alexis Roper in the 400, sophomore Abby Farley in the 800 and junior Brianna Welch in the 1600 leg.

On Friday, both the men’s and women’s sprint medley relay teams will compete.  The women’s squad consists of Murphy and Hansson in the 200 legs, Kerpon in the 400 leg and 2013 ACC Outdoor 800 champion Cydney Ross anchoring in the 800 leg.  The men’s team will be led off by senior Marcus Wright and junior Ben Raskin in the 200, redshirt junior Curtis Beach in the 400 leg and freshman Michal Filipzcak in the 800 anchor leg. 

The Blue Devils are fielding three relays Saturday, including the men’s 4xmile and the men’s and women’s 4x800 relays.  Seniors Mike Moverman and James Kostelnik will team up with sophomores Nate McClafferty and Brian Schoepfer to compete in the men’s 4xmile.  The men’s 4x800 relay will include Beach, Filipczak, sophomore Kyle Moran and freshman Tommy Meister while the women’s squad includes Ross, Craigie,Farley and freshman Anima Banks

Duke’s individual event participants are highlighted by the throwers, high jumpers and pole vaulters.  In the women’s pole vault, senior Emily Mattoon and freshman Megan Clark will compete Thursday afternoon, while junior Justin Amezquita will vault Saturday afternoon and Beach will vault Friday morning.  The men’s high jump will begin Friday morning and includes junior Tanner Anderson and freshman Carl Heinz

The throwers competing in the event include All-ACC honorees Stephen Boals in the men’s shot put and Austin Gamble in the men’s discus.  Gamble won the event in 2010, being the first Duke athlete to win the discus since 1950.      

The Penn Relays Carnival is the oldest track meet in the country, beginning in 1895, and features top high school, college and professional track athletes from over 60 countries. 

A complete list of all Duke competitors is below and a full recap will be available at www.GoDuke.com.
 

Day

Time

Event

Name

Thursday

1:00 p.m.

(W) 4x100m Relay Prelims

LaCresha Styles
Lauren Hansson
Baily Murphy
Elizabeth Kerpon

Thursday

3:00 p.m.

(W) Pole Vault Championships

Megan Clark

Thursday

3:00 p.m.

(W) Pole Vault Championships

Emily Mattoon

Thursday

5:20 p.m.

(W) DMR Championships

Rebecca Craigie
Alexis Roper
Abby Farley
Brianna Welch

Thursday

8:00 p.m.

(W) Steeplechase Championships

Esther Vermeer

Thursday

8:15 p.m.

(W) Steeplechase College

Ashley Berry

Thursday

8:40 p.m.

(W) 5K Championship

Jessie Rubin

Friday

10:00 a.m.

(M) High Jump College

Tanner Anderson

Friday

10:00 a.m.

(M) High Jump College

Carl Heinz

Friday

10:00 a.m.

(M) Pole Vault College

Curtis Beach

Friday

11:15 a.m.

(M) Shot Put College

Stephen Boals

Friday

12:55 p.m.

(W) 4x100m Relay Final

LaCresha Styles
Lauren Hansson
Baily Murphy
Elizabeth Kerpon

Friday

1:30 p.m.

(M) Discus Championship

Austin Gamble

Friday

2:45 p.m.

(M) Discus College

Stephen Boals

Friday

6:05 p.m.

(W) Sprint Medley Relay

Baily Murphy
Lauren Hansson
Elizabeth Kerpon
Cydney Ross

Friday

6:30 p.m.

(M) Sprint Medley Relay

Marcus Wright
Ben Raskin
Curtis Beach
Michal Filipczak

Saturday

12:15 p.m.

(M) Hammer College

Michael Foley

Saturday

12:55 p.m.

(M) 4xMile Championship

Nate McClafferty
Brian Schoepfer
Mike Moverman
James Kostelnik

Saturday

2:00 p.m.

(M) Pole Vault Championship

Justin Amezquita

Saturday

4:10 p.m.

(W) 4x800m Championship

Abby Farley
Anima Banks
Cydney Ross
Rebecca Craigie

Saturday

4:40 p.m.

(M) 4x800mm Championship

Tommy Meister
Kyle Moran
Michal Filipczak
Curtis Beach

 
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