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Duke Prepped for VertKlasse Meeting in High Point
Monday 04/03/2014  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. -- The Duke track and field team travels to High Point, N.C., Friday, April 4, for the two-day VertKlasse Meeting. The weekend’s contest is the second-to-last meet of the season before the ACC Outdoor Championships, which begin April 17.

Three throwing events and five distance events, scheduled for Friday afternoon, mark the start of the VertKlasse Meeting. In the men’s shot put, the first event of the meet, redshirt sophomore Stephen Boals enters his third shot put contest of 2014 with a season-best mark of 55-10.50 (17.03), earned at the Carolina Relays March 21.

On the women’s side, redshirt senior Michelle Anumba is set to compete in her second shot put competition of the outdoor season after opening with a first-place finish at the Carolina Relays. Redshirt freshman Urina Harrell joins Anumba after posting the fourth-farthest mark in school history in the first meet of the outdoor season, sending the shot 43-10.50 (13.37).

On the track Friday, Duke enters the 3,000 meter steeplechase for the first time this season. Junior Shaun Thompson, coming off a strong showing in the 5,000 at the Raleigh Relays, looks to improve on his personal-best steeple time of 8:58.04, which ranks third on Duke’s all-time list.

Duke’s school record holder in the hammer throw, sophomore Michael Foley, kick starts action on Saturday, looking to improve on his season-best mark of 184-11.00 (56.38) in the hammer.

Anumba, school record holder in the women’s hammer throw, also looks to post a strong performance in the event Saturday morning. The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., native currently owns a season-best distance of 166-7.00 (50.78).

In the discus, Duke is headlined by redshirt senior Austin Gamble and Boals. The event is scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Gamble and Boals, owners of the farthest and third farthest discus throws in school history, enter Saturday’s competition with season-best efforts of 173-2.00 (52.79) and 168-7.00 (51.40), respectively.

Also in the field events, redshirt sophomore Teddi Maslowski returns to the long jump after setting a school record mark of 19-4.25 (5.90) in the event at the Carolina Relays.

The jumps also see senior Tanner Anderson, sophomore Carl Heinz and redshirt junior Michael Krone entered in Saturday’s high jump. Heinz cleared a team-leading height of 6-7.50 (2.02) at the Carolina Relays, while Anderson and Krone own the highest and second-highest clearances in school history.

Sophomore Megan Clark steps onto the pole vault runway for the third time this season on Saturday. Clark earned a school record in the event opening her outdoor campaign with a clearance of 14-7.25 (4.45) at the Carolina Relays.

Saturday sees a number of debuts on the track for the Blue Devils, including redshirt juniors Issac Blakeney and Josh Snead, redshirt freshmen DeVon Edwards and Anthony Nash and freshman Ryan Smith, all of whom are members of Duke’s football team. The five newcomers are set to compete in a number of short-distance events, as well as a 4x100 meter relay.

The women’s 200 includes juniors Elizabeth Kerpon and Lauren Hansson, the second and fourth fastest 200m runners in school history. Hansson clocked her personal-best time of 24.65 earlier in the season while Kerpon posted her personal-best time of 24.22 last season.

Duke fields a young contingent in the men’s open 800, which includes freshmen Dylan Murphy and Alec Kunzweiler and sophomores Dylan Newman and Tommy Meister. All four are set to compete in the open 800 for the first time this season.

Live results are available throughout the weekend on flashresults.com.

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Day Time Event Name

Friday

12:00 p.m. (M) Shot Put Stephen Boals
Kyler Shumway

Friday

3:30 p.m. (M) Javelin

Terrence Neal
Zach Robertshaw


Friday

3:30 p.m. (W) Shot Put Michelle Anumba
Urina Harrell

Friday

3:30 p.m. (M) 3,000 Meter Steeplechase Christian Britto
Shaun Thompson
Friday 4:20 p.m. (M) 1,500 Meter Run Brian Benesch
Henry Farley
Alec Klassen
Aaron Liberatore
Spencer Pecha
Mike Moverman

Friday

4:55 p.m. (W) 1,500 Meter Run Madeline Morgan
Brianna Welch

Friday

5:30 p.m. (M) 5,000 Meter Run Weston Carvalho
William Hague

Friday

6:10 p.m. (W) 5,000 Meter Run Madeline Morgan

Saturday

10:00 a.m. (M) Hammer Michael Foley

Saturday

Following Men's Hammer (W) Hammer Michelle Anumba
Stephanie Skove

Saturday

10:00 a.m. (M) 800 Meter Run Jon Michael Hilsheimer

Saturday 10:45 a.m. (M) 100 Meter Dash (Prelims) Issac Blakeney
DeVon Edwards
Anthony Nash
Ryan Smith
Josh Snead
Michael Wilson

Saturday

11:10 a.m. (W) 100 Meter Dash (Prelims) Lauren Hansson
Madeline Kopp
Saturday 11:30 a.m. (M) Long Jump Chaz Hawkins
Ashton Huey
Ian Rock
Robert Rohner
Saturday 11:30 a.m. (W) Long Jump Karly Gregory
Karli Johonnot
Teddi Maslowski
Miray Seward


Saturday

11:30 a.m. (M) Pole Vault Justin Amezquita
Curtis Beach
Connor Hall
Saturday 11:30 a.m. (W) High Jump Maddie Morrow
Destiny Roseman
Miray Seward
Saturday 12:20 p.m. (M) 110 Meter Hurdles Chaz Hawkins
Ian Rock
Robert Rohner
Saturday 12:35 p.m. (W) 100 Meter Hurdles Hannah Goranson
Karli Johonnot
Teddi Maslowski
Miray Seward

Saturday

1:00 p.m. (M) 200 Meter Dash Anthony Nash
Christian Vail

Saturday

1:35 p.m. (W) 200 Meter Dash Abby Snyder
Saturday 2:00 p.m. (M) Discus Stephen Boals
Curtis Beach
Michael Foley
Austin Gamble
Ian Rock
Robert Rohner

Saturday

2:30 p.m. (M) 400 Meter Hurdles Michael Wilson

Saturday

2:30 p.m. (W) Pole Vault Megan Clark
Saturday 2:30 p.m. (M) High Jump Tanner Anderson
Curtis Beach
Carl Heinz
Michael Krone
Ian Rock
Robert Rohner

Saturday

2:50 p.m. (W) 400 Meter Hurdles Teddi Maslowski
Abby Snyder

Saturday

3:25 p.m. (M) 400 Meter Dash Christian Vail

Saturday

3:40 p.m. (M) 4x100 Meter Relay Ryan Smith
Issac Blakeney
DeVon Edwards
Josh Snead

Saturday

3:50 p.m. (W) 4x100 Meter Relay Alexis Roper
Madeline Kopp
Lauren Hansson
Elizabeth Kerpon
Saturday 4:25 p.m. (M) 800 Meter Run Alec Kunzweiler
Tommy Meister
Dylan Murphy
Dylan Newman
Saturday 4:30 p.m. (W) 800 Meter Run Olivia Anderson
Rebecca Craigie
Gina Daniel
Allison Sturges

Saturday

4:40 p.m. (M) 200 Meter Dash Marcus Wright
Saturday 4:45 p.m. (W) 200 Meter Dash Lauren Hansson
Karli Johonnot
Elizabeth Kerpon
Madeline Kopp
Alexis Roper


Saturday

5:00 p.m. (M) 4x400 Meter Relay Chaz Hawkins
Ian Rock
Robert Rohner
Curtis Beach
Saturday 5:20 p.m. (W) 4x400 Meter Relay Olivia Anderson
Rebecca Craigie
Gina Daniel
Allison Sturges

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