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Courtesy: Cheryl Treworgy
Duke Closes out ACCs strong; Women Finish Tied for Fourth
Friday 04/21/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Sophomores Michael Krone and Tanner Anderson took one-two in the men’s high jump on the final day of the 2012 ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Krone brought home the crown with three personal records and a final leap of 7-3.75(2.23) while Anderson cleared 7-2.5(2.20) for second place. 

I was really pleased,” assistant coach Jan Ogilvie commented.  “They are fun to coach and they are good for each other; they push each other.  I told them they need to go out and jump clean and that’s what they did.” 

After the event, the leaping duo, also roommates, was all smiles. 

“I thought it was going to be another seven foot day until I cleared seven on my third attempt,” Krone commented.  “It felt really good.”

“I felt good too,” Anderson commented.  “I was pleased with my performance today.” 

The one-two finish was the second of the weekend for the Blue Devils.  On Friday, juniors Shannon Sullivan and Andrea Hopkins finished first and second in the women’s javelin throw. 

In the final women’s throws event of the weekend, Erica Brand earned second in the women’s discus and All-ACC honors with a personal record and new school record throw of 172-01(52.45).  The Shawnee, Kan., native earned second last year in the same event.  Her performance is the last of several successful performances in the women’s throws events for the Blue Devils where they have earned a first or second place performance in all four throws events on the women’s side. 

Senior Michael Barbas finished seventh in the discus with a personal mark of 159-07(48.64) in his final ACC meet of his career.

On the track, The women’s 4x400 meter relay team finished fifth with a time of 3:42.41. In the individual events, Cydney Ross ran a 2:07.71 in the 800 meter finals to take fifth while sophomore Madeline Morgan finished sixth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:47.69.

Overall, the Duke squad took home three first place finishes and nine All-ACC honors on the weekend.  The women’s squad finished in a tie for fourth place with 74 points, losing to the third place finisher Florida State by one point.  The men finished with 59 points which was good enough for sixth place.  Clemson took home the women's team crown while Virginia Tech won the team competition for the men.

“It was a very successful weekend for the Duke track and field team,” Director of track and field Norm Ogilvie commented.  “We were outstanding from the beginning of the meet until the last relay at the end.  Great job by the throws group, they really carried the team on both the men’s and women’s side.”

Up next for Duke is the Penn Relays on April 26-28, in Philadelphia, Pa.  A full recap of the event will be available on www.GoDuke.com.

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