Track & Field
Duke Track & Field BIO
Honors: Indoor School Record Holder (4x400 - 2014)...Outdoor School Record Holder (4x400 - 2013; 4x200 - 2014)...NCAA East First Round Participant (4x400 - 2013)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012-14)
2013-14: Indoors, member of the school record setting 4x400 relay that placed fifth at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/8) in a time of 3:39.97…also contributed as a member of the second-place finishing 4x400 that ran the second-fastest 4x400 time in Duke history, 3:42.82, at the Virginia Tech Invitational (1/18)…opened the season by placing ninth in the 300 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (1/17), clocking a time of 40.65…also placed 22nd in the 60 at the same meet, running a time of 7.98…highest finish of the season in the open 400, a seventh-place finish, came at the Dick Taylor Challenge (1/24)…Outdoors, ledoff Duke’s school record-setting performance in the 4x200 at the Texas Relays (3/29), combining for a school record time of 1:35.55…earlier in the competition, acted as a member of the 4x400 that placed eighth in the preliminary round and ran the third-fastest time in Duke history, 3:38.60…competed as a member of all four Duke 4x100 relays during the season…served as the leadoff leg of the first-place finishing 4x100 that ran the second-fastest time in Duke history, 45.98, at the VertKlasse Meeting (4/5)… helped guide Duke’s 4x100 to a fifth-place finish at the ACC Championships (4/19).
2012-13: Indoors, clocked a season-best time of 56.89 in the 400 meters to finish 21st in the field at the Armory Collegiate…served as member of the women’s 4x400 relay that finished fourth at the Armory Collegiate with a combined time of 3:46.15 and ranks fourth on Duke’s all-time list…Outdoors, ran a personal-best time of 56.34 in the women’s 400 to finish eighth at the Virginia Challenge…member of 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…also ran the 400 leg in the women’s distance medley relay that finished third in the collegiate division of the Penn Relays with a combined time of 11:36.30.
2011-12: Indoors, primarily focused on the 400m dash and 4x400m relay...landed second on Duke's all-time list by running a 55.79 at the New Balance Collegiate...finished 15th at the ACC Indoor Championships with a time of 57.69...ran the third leg in the 4x400m relay that broke the school record at the Virginia Tech Qualifier with a time of 3:40.34...the same quartet finished third at the ACC Indoor Championships...hampered by injuries during the outdoor season...only ran the open 400m once, crossing the line in 57.61 to finish eighth at the Duke Twilight...member of the 4x400m relay that finished second at the Penn Relays (ECAC division) with a time of 3:41.18 and fifth at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a collective time of 3:42.41...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to Duke: Lettered one year in cross country, three years in indoor track and field and four years in outdoor track and field at North Hunterdon...earned first team all-conference honors in the 200m and 400m events...also garnered all-area first team accolades in the 200m...named to the indoor track All-West Jersey first team in the 55m...recipient of the Hunterdon/Warren County Scholar Athlete Award as a senior...National Honor Society and French Honor Society member...named to the honor roll all four years.
Personal: Daughter of Walter and Renee Roper...born May 9, 1993...has two brothers, Walter and Colin.