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Duke Track & Field BIO
 Christian Vail

Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2013, 2014)

2013-14: Indoors, competed twice during the indoor season…ran a personal-best 400 time of 50.63 at the Virginia Tech Challenge (2/22)…also participated on a third-place finishing 4x400 at the same meet…Outdoors, competed on the 12th-place finishing 4x400 at the ACC Outdoor Championships (4/19)…focused heavily on the open 400, including a third-place finish at the Joe Hilton Invitational (4/12), breaking 50 seconds for the first time in his career with a time of 49.91.

2012-13: Indoors, ran a personal-best time of 52.00 in the 400 meters to finish 16th at the Virginia Tech Challenge…also competed in the 500 JDL Fast Track Kickoff where he finished 11th overall…Outdoors, earned a season best time of 51.35 in the 400 to finish 110th at the Raleigh Relays.

Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner in track and field at William Fremd High School...2011 all-state and all-sectional honoree...earned all-conference honors in 2010...recipient of the 2012 Pat Brogdan Award...served as team captain during the 2011 and 2012 seasons...lettered one season in football, playing as a wide receiver...A.P. Scholar and member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born July 1, 1994...son of Jeffery and Diane Vail...has one younger brother (Caleb)...uncle Rick Beswick graduated from Duke in 1988.


Indoor PRs
400m- 51.63 (2/22/2014)
500m- 1:08.19 (12/2/2012)

Outdoor PR
400m- 49.91 (4/12/2014)

Position: Sprints
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Palatine, Ill.
High School: William Fremd High School
Experience: 2 Years
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