Track & Field
Duke Track & Field BIO
Honors: Cross Country All-ACC Academic (2007, 2008, 2009) ... Indoor All-East (DMR - 2009) ... Outdoor Penn Relay Champion (4x800m, DMR - 2009) ... Outdoor All-East (Steeplechase - 2010; 4x800m - 2009) ... Outdoor All-ACC (Steeplechase - 2010) ... USTFCCCA Track & Field All-Academic (2010).
2009-10: In cross country, finished fifth at the Blue Ridge Open with a 5K personal-best 17:50.01 ... placed 28th at the ACC Championships, running 21:23.8 for 6K ... completed the 6K NCAA Southeast Regional course in 21:40.95 to place 38th overall ... did not compete during the indoor season ... outdoors, specialized in the 3,000m steeplechase ... earned All-ACC honors in that event after finishing second in 10:31.49 ... ran a personal-best 10:28.84, the No. 3 performance at Duke, to garner All-East honors with an eighth-place finish at the ECAC Championships ... qualified for the NCAA First Round in Greensboro, N.C., where she ran 10:32.94.
2008-09: Duke's top finisher at the 2008 ACC Cross Country Championships, where she came in 18th overall with a 6K time of 21:26.7 ... the Blue Devils' second runner at the Roy Griak Invitational, Penn State Invitational and NCAA Southeast Regional as a sophomore ... ran to 29th place at the regional meet, clocking 21:50 over 6K out of 231 athletes ... continued her cross country season with a 21st-place finish in the women's open 8K race of the USA Championships in a time of 29:26, marking her longest distance raced at the collegiate level ... took 11th in the mile at the ACC Indoor Championships in 5:01.78 ... led off Duke's winning DMR at the ECAC Indoor Championships that had a total time of 11:39.90 and earned All-East honors ...also earned All-East honors outdoors, winning the 4x800m at the outdoor championships as she ran the third leg on the prelim squad ... ran the anchor leg of the 4x500m relay team that took fifth at the Penn Relays in 18:36.96 ... one of two Blue Devils named to the 2008 All-ACC Academic squad for cross country season.
2007-08: Qualified for the World Junior XC Championships with a fifth-place finish (21:34 for 6K) at the USATF XC Championships ... Team USA's second finisher in 28th place with a 6K personal-best 21:19 ... finished 34th and 35th, respectively, at the ACC and NCAA Southeast Region Championships ... took 10th in the 3,000m at the ECAC Indoor Championships with a personal best of 9:45.37 ... finished 11th at the ACC Outdoor Championships in the 5,000m ... placed 15th in the 3,000m at the ACC Indoor and ECAC Outdoor Championships as well.
Prior to Duke: All-section and all-conference pick in cross country and track & field ... earned all-state recognition in the 1,600m and 3,200m as well as cross country ... also lettered in Nordic skiing, leading team to consecutive state championships ... graduated as class valedictorian.
Personal: Daughter of Kent and Linda Schwitzer ... born July 13, 1989 ... has a twin sister, Claire ... also has two older sisters, Alyssa and Erica, also twins ... father ran track at Luther College ... majoring in Evolutionary Anthropology.
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