Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Following one of the most successful periods in program history, highlighted by two individual NCAA titles in as many years and numerous ACC and IC4A/ECAC Champions, Director of Track & Field Norm Ogilvie enters his 23nd cross country season in the fall of 2013 and his 24rd track & field season at Duke.
Under Ogilvie's direction, the men's and women's track and field teams have been on the rise over the last several seasons. The program has produced two NCAA Champions in the past three years with multievent athlete Curtis Beach claiming the title in the heptathlon at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships and distance runner Juliet Bottorff crossing the line first in the 10,000 meters at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
In 2013, nine All-America honors were collected on the track with Cydney Ross earning two first team All-America honors (indoor 800 and outdoor 800) and one second team All-America honors (indoor distance medley relay). Other Blue Devils to garner first team All-America honors include Juliet Bottorff (indoor 5,000) and Curtis Beach (outdoor decathlon) while Austin Gamble (outdoor discus), Elizabeth Kerpon (indoor distance medley relay), Gabby Levac (indoor distance medley relay) and Anima Banks (indoor distance medley relay) garnered second team All-America honors. At the conference championships, Duke collected four ACC titles with Ross nabbing two (indoor and outdoor 800) and Juliet Bottorff (indoor 5,000) and Ian Rock (indoor heptathlon) earning one each. The Blue Devils collected a total of 14 All-ACC honors and the women’s team third place finish at the indoor championships was the highest finish in program history. The women performed well in the outdoor season, finishing fourth overall while the men also excelled with a fifth place finish during both the indoor and outdoor season.
In 2012, six All-America honors were collected by the Blue Devils including Beach earning first team All-America honors (indoor heptathlon) and second team All-America honors (outdoor 800 m and outdoor long jump). Other Duke All-America honorees included Michelle Anumba (indoor and outdoor shot put) and Amy Fryt (outdoor pole vault). In conference competition, Duke brought seven individual titles home, including four indoors, the most in program history. The 2012 Indoor ACC champions include Beach (heptathlon), Karli Johonnot (pentathlon), Anumba (shot put) and Carly Seymour (5,000m) while Anumba (shot put), Shannon Sullivan (javelin) and Michael Krone (high jump) finished first at the Outdoor Championships. The women's team as a whole grabbed the ECAC title in 2011 and 2012 while the men finished first in 2011.
Ogilvie, who also has oversight of the men’s cross country program, saw his 2012 squad make its third appearance in four years at the NCAA Championships, while finishing fifth at both the ACC Championships and NCAA Southeast Regional Championships. Senior Mike Moverman earned a spot on the All-ACC team with a ninth-place performance individually at the conference meet, while classmate Dominick Robinson’s clutch performance at the region meet propelled the Blue Devils to an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships, where they placed 30th overall. The Duke men compiled a season record of 86-45 and went 12-13 against ACC competition while recording team victories at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational, the NC Central Dual, the Great American Cross Country Festival and the Three Stripe Invitational. The program also continued its strong performance in the classroom under Ogilvie’s watch as Moverman Brian Atkinson, Christian Britto and James Kostelnik were all named to the All-ACC Academic team.
In the fall of 2010, the men's cross country team garnered the program's first automatic bid to the NCAA Championships while finishing the year with a 98-25 record, matching the team's highest win total since 2001. Ranked as high as ninth nationally, Duke concluded the season with a second-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional, a team title for the third consecutive season at the IC4A Championships and a 21st-place finish at the NCAA Championships in addition to going undefeated during the regular season. With the team's victory at the IC4A Championships, Ogilvie surpassed the 1,000 career wins milestone at Duke.
Over Ogilvie's two-plus decades at Duke, he has coached 349 All-East selections, 26 ACC individual champions, 12 IC4A champions, 64 ECAC champions and 51 All-Americas. In cross country, Ogilvie has led Duke to an ACC team title, four IC4A team titles and six NCAA appearances. His career win-loss-tie record in cross country at Duke stands at 1,184-416-3 following the 2012 season. In addition, Ogilvie has overseen one ACC individual champion, one Southeast Region individual champion, 23 All-Southeast Region selections and one All-America in cross country.
Named the ACC Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2000 after guiding the Duke men to their first ACC title since 1977, Ogilvie has done the hands-on coaching of all male middle-distance and distance runners the past two decades in Durham. The field events have developed significantly under his direction and coaching hires. Virtually every Duke field event record for both the men's and women's programs have occurred under Ogilvie's watch.
Prior to his time at Duke, Ogilvie spent three semesters at the University of Colorado, assisting with distance runners.
As an athlete, Ogilvie owns a personal best of 14:07 for 5,000m and has covered one mile in 4:07.
A 1981 graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, with a degree in journalism, Ogilvie completed his master's degree from Duke in July of 1996. In addition to coaching, Ogilvie has covered track & field meets for network television for the past 20 years, while also serving as the president of the IC4A Coaches Association through May of 2002.
Ogilvie was promoted to Director of Track & Field at Duke in June of 2003. His wife, Jan, coaches the Duke jumpers. They have two children, Jade (15), and Starr (9).