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Elizabeth Kerpon
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Coppell, Texas
High School: Coppell
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Elizabeth Kerpon Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 10/02/2014

Honors: Indoor NCAA Second Team All-America (DMR - 2013, 2014)…NCAA Indoor Championship Participant (DMR - 2013, 2014)…NCAA East First Round Participant (4x400, 400 - 2013; 200, 4x400 - 2014)...Outdoor All-East (4x400 - 2012)...Indoor School Record Holder (200 - 2014; 400 - 2013; 4x400 - 2014; DMR - 2013)...Outdoor School Record Holder (200 - 2014; 4x100 - 2013; 4x200 - 2014; 4x400 - 2014; Sprint Medley Relay - 2013)...Indoor All-ACC Academic (2013, 2014)…Outdoor All-ACC Academic (2013, 2014)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012-14)

2013-14: Concluded the 2014 track & field season appearing on Duke’s top-five all-time performance list for 13 different events (60m, 100m, 200m indoors and outdoors, 400m indoors and outdoors, 400 hurdles, 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m indoors and outdoors, SMR and DMR)…Indoors, continued to impress in her junior season…ran a school-record 200m time of 24.32 at the Penn State National (2/1), placing sixth overall in the event…also anchored the school record setting 4x400 that placed fifth at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/8)…qualified for the ACC Indoor Championships in the 400 and 4x400, placing sixth and fourth, respectively…ran the 400 leg of the Duke DMR that placed 10th at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/14), combining to run a time of 11:36.89…won the Dick Taylor Challenge (1/24) in a converted 400m time of 54.66…covered the 400 leg of the Duke DMR that won the Iowa State Classic (2/14) in a time of 11:06.87, the third-fastest DMR time in Duke history…finished second in the 300 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (1/17), clocking a personal-best time of 38.70…Outdoors, opened the season by running the fourth-fastest 100m time (12.09) in Duke history at the Carolina Relays (3/22), placing third overall in the event…set a school record in the 200, running a time of 23.69 at the VertKlasse Meeting (4/5)…qualified for the ACC Outdoor Championships (4/18) in the 200 and 4x400, placing sixth and fourth, respectively…helped set a school record time of 3:33.09 in the 4x400 at the NCAA Preliminary Round (5/31), qualifying the 4x400 for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, marking the first time in school history a Duke women’s 4x400 qualified for the national championship meet…anchored the first-place finishing 4x100 at the VertKlasse Meeting (4/5), running a combined time of 45.98, the second-fastest time in Duke history.

2012-13: Indoors, continued to improve throughout the year after a strong rookie campaign…broke the school record in the 400 at the Alex Wilson Invite after running 54.38 to finish 11th in the field…advanced to her first ACC final in the 400 after clocking 54.61 in the preliminary round….finished fifth overall in the event with time of 54.90…also served as the 400 leg on the women’s distance medley relay that set a new school record on its way to advancing to the NCAA Indoor Championships, combining for time of 11:01.50 to finish fourth at the Alex Wilson Invitational…finished ninth at the NCAA Championships with total time of 11:11.21…also served as anchor leg for the women’s 4x400 that place sixth at the ACC Indoor Championships and ranks third on Duke’s all-time list…served as Duke’s top performer in the 200, 300 and 400 meters…Outdoors, Duke’s top performer in the 100, 200 and 400 where she ranks second on Duke’s all-time list in all three events….earned her top 100 time a the Duke Twilight, clocking 12.11 to finish second overall…clocked 24.22 in the 200 at the Duke Twilight to finish eighth overall…ran a personal best time of 54.18 in the 400 to finish fifth at the ACC Outdoor Championships…member of school record breaking 4x100, 4x400 and sprint medley relays…. anchor of the 4x100 relay that set a new school record and finished third at the ACC Championships with  a combined time of 45.72…anchored the school record breaking 4x400 relay that clocked a time of 3:37.51 at the NCAA East First Round to finish 15th overall…the same 4x400 relay finished second at the ACC Championships with time of 3:37.75…earned another school record as member of the sprint medley squad that placed second at the historic Penn Relays, running a time of 3:46.43…excelled in the classroom to earn All-ACC Academic honors during the indoor and outdoor season.

2011-12: Specialized in the 400m and the 4x400m relay during both the indoor and outdoor seasons...broke the school record in the 400m with a time of 54.63 at the Virginia Tech Challenge to finish third...ran the lead-off leg for the school record breaking 4x400m relay team that recorded a time of 3:40.34 at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier...the same quartet finished third at the ACC Championships...also ran the open 400m at the ACC Championships and narrowly missed finals with a ninth-place showing...outdoors, led the team with the fastest 400m time of the season at the ECAC Championships, crossing the line at 54.98...served as the anchor for the 4x400m relay squad that broke the outdoor school record at the ECAC Championships with a time of 3:40.63...also anchored the quartet that took fifth at the ACC Championships...individually, finished ran a time of 55.14 to come in ninth at the conference championship meet...ran the fifth-fastest time in school history in the 400m hurdles at the Texas Relays, clocking 1:01.73...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner at Coppell...won the Texas 5A state title in the 400m as a senior...also was a state qualifier in the 4x400m relay her final year...three-time regional qualifier...named Coppell's Outstanding Female Athlete as a senior...recorded a fifth-place finish as a member of the 4x400m relay at the 2011 USATF Junior Olympics...a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Jim and Gina Kerpon...born Nov. 13, 1992...has one brother, Stephen.


Indoor PRs
60m- 7.80 [4] (1/17/2014)
200m- 24.32* (2/1/2014)
300m- 38.70 (1/17/2014)
400m- 54.38 [2] (3/2/2013)
600m- 1:37.58 (1/13/2012)
4x400m- 3:39.97* (2/8/2014)
DMR- 11:01.50* (3/1/2013)

Outdoor PRs
100m- 12.09 [4] (5/5/2013)
200m- 23.69* (4/5/2014)
400m- 54.18 [2] (4/20/2013)
400m Hurdles- 1:01.73 [5] (3/28/2013)
4x100m- 45.72* (4/20/2013)
4x400m- 3:33.09 (5/31/2014)

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