DURHAM, N.C. – Graduate student Juliet Bottorff garnered her second ACC Track & Field individual honor of 2014 after being named the ACC Women’s Outdoor Track Performer of the Year by the conference office Friday. The award is voted on by the 15 coaches in the league.
Bottorff received the same accolade following the indoor season.
Bottorff saw one of her most successful seasons as a member of Duke’s track and field team. Most recently, Bottorff earned two All-America honors following a third-place finish in the women’s 10,000 and a fifth-place finish in the women’s 5,000 at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. Bottorff clocked a 5,000 time of 15:55.94, which ranks second on Duke’s all-time list.
Earlier in the season, Bottorff captured the first outdoor conference title of her career, running an ACC Championship meet record time of 32:35.72 for 10,000 meters. The Newark, Del., native followed the performance with a second-place finish in the 5,000 at the conference meet.
In addition to strong performances at championship contests, Bottorff also performed well at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, placing 14th in a school-record 10,000m time of 32:25.69. The effort bested the previous record, which stood since 1986.
Bottorff is scheduled to compete in the 10,000 of the United States of America Track & Field (USATF) National Championship in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, June 26.