BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Day two of the NCAA First Round has seen four more Duke student-athletes qualify for the NCAA Championships.
Going five and six in the women’s javelin throw, sophmores Andrea Hopkins and Shannon Sullivan threw 157’9” and155’11.” Both were personal records and qualified each of them for the NCAA Championships in Des Moines. Also throwing for Duke was Amy Matulewicz who took 24th with a 143’9” toss. Next up in the field was redshirt freshman Michelle Anumba. Her throw of 49’4.25” in the shot put was good enough for 25th but wont be sending her to the championships.
The track saw the semifinals of Thursday’s women’s 800 meters with Cydney Ross and Devotia Moore representing Duke. Ross ran a strong 2:05.93, only a half second off her school record and personal best, to finish tenth and earn a qualifying bid. Moore ran 2:06.43 and was a mere three spots out of the final qualifying position.
The final event for Duke was the men’s and women’s 3,000m steeple chase. Emily Schwitzer, Mary Carleton Johnston and Kristina Krasich represented the women with Ryan McDermott held down the men. Schwitzer finished with a time of 10:19.60, Johnson hit 11:04.83 and Krasich was good with an 11:10.62, however none were able to break the top 12. However, McDermott finished ninth with a time 8:51.77 and was the final Duke athlete to qualify for the championships on day two.
The final day of the NCAA First Round will conclude tomorrow with live results and stream available here