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NCAA First Round Fields Announced
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 05/19/2011
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DURHAM, N.C. - The fields for the NCAA first round have just been announced and Duke will be sending 29 athletes with freshman Tanner Anderson leading the charge for the men and sophomore Juliet Bottorff front and center for the women.

Both Anderson and Bottorff have posted top 10 marks in the NCAA this year. Anderson's IC4A winning high jump of 7'4.25" launched him to the number five spot in the nation. The jump was a personal and school record for the North Carolina native. Bottorff's time of 33:18.45 in the 10,000m at the Stanford Invitational ranked her number three back in March and is now the sixth fastest time in the NCAA.

There will be 11 other men and 16 women running in Bloomington, Ind. next week. This is the largest contingent of athletes the men's and women's team has sent to the NCAA regional competition since the programs combined.

Running in the mid-distance for the women will be Cydney Ross, Devotia Moore and Katie Apibunyopas in the 800m, Kate Van Buskirk, Esther Vermeer and Gabby Levac in the 1,500. The distance races will see Emily Schwitzer,Mary Carleton Johnstonand Kristina Krasich in the 3,000m steeple chase, Madeline Morgan will contest the 5,000m and Carly Seymour will run alongside Bottorff in the 10k.

In the field evetns, Michelle Anumba and Erica Brand will be featured in the shot put while Andrea Hopkins, Amy Matulewicz and Shannon Sullivan will throw the Javelin.

On the men's side, Ryan McDermott will be running in the 3,000m steeple chase, Josh Lund and Mike Moverman will run the 5k and Bo Waggoner and Josh Brewer take on a strong field in the 10k.

Throwing for Duke in the shot will be Michael Barbas and Mike Schallmo. Schallmo will also contest the discus alongside Austin Gamble with John Austin closing things out in the javelin.

Jumping with Anderson, will be freshman teammate Michael Krone in the high jump. Finally, Curtis Beach, who has qualified for the championships in the decathlon, will be take his talents back to the long jump runway after qualifying at last week's IC4A championships.


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