PRINCETON, N.J.- After day one of the IC4A/ECAC championships, 9 of 11 Duke athletes scored to put both the men’s and women’s track and field squads in first place. The women have 19 points after four events and the men have 21 after three.
The top scorers were Ryan McDermott and Carly Seymour. McDermott won the men’s 3k steeple chase with a time of 8:48.48, a mere two seconds shy of his personal record. Seymour was crowned ECAC champion in the women’s 5k in 16:30.80. Running with Seymour, and picking up a point for the Blue Devils, junior Suejin Ahn finished in eighth place with a time of 16:44.66. The final Duke woman to score was Emily Schwitzer in the 3k steeple. She ran a 10:20.99 to break her own personal record and nab eight more points for Duke.
On the men’s side the trio of Josh Lund, Bo Waggoner and Mike Moverman gathered a total of eight points in the men’s 5k. Lund led the way with a fifth place finish in 14:04.78 with Waggoner following right behind in 14:06.97. Moverman grabbed the last scoring spot with a time of 14:09.67. And in the final event of the day, Josh Brewer took sixth in 30:24.67 in the men’s 10k.
The meet continues through Sunday with over 90 schools competing for the IC4A/ECAC championship.