DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke women’s track and field and cross country program ranked 14th in the final 2012-13 USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Program of the Year Standings. The team collected 100.5 total points after impressive finishes in the cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field seasons.
Duke’s top team finish came in the fall with a seventh place finish at the 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships. The team was led by sophomore Kelsey Lakowske and redshirt junior Juliet Bottorff, who both earned first team All-America accolades after finishing 20th and 27th respectively.
Bottorff continued her dominance on the track, finishing seventh in the 5,000 at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. The Newark, Del., native broke the ACC and Duke record with her performance, clocking a personal best time of 15:49.45. Redshirt senior Cydney Ross also garnered first team All-America honors after finishing seventh in the women’s 800 final with an indoor personal best time of 2:04.52. With both performances, Duke finished tied for 35th place at the national event.
Outdoors, the women’s team finished 53rd after Ross picked up more first team All-America accolades after finishing seventh in women’s 800 outdoor final with a school record breaking time of 2:02.48.
The Blue Devils were the second highest ACC team in the final standings, behind Florida State who ranked sixth with 50 points.d-u-k-e