Track & Field
Duke Track & Field BIO
Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012, 2013, 2014)
2013-14: Outdoors, competed twice in the javelin…placed seventh at the Joe Hilton Invitational (4/12) with a mark of 161-0 (49.08)…opened the outdoor season with an effort of 148-7 (45.28) at the VertKlasse Meeting (4/4)…did not compete during the 2014 indoor season.
2012-13: Shifted his focus from the multi-events to the javelin for his sophomore season…did not compete during the indoor season…outdoors, earned a season best mark of 156-5 (47.67) to finish 32nd at the Raleigh Relays…earned his best finish of the year at the Duke Twilight where he finished fourth with a throw of 150-7 (45.91).
2011-12: Made the transition from hurdler to multi-event athlete during freshman year...finished 12th in his first heptathlon at the ACC Indoor Championships....outdoors, finished 10th at the ACC Outdoor Championships in his first decathlon...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to Duke: Lettered four years at South Sumter...a seven-time Florida 2A state finalist...took third at the state outdoor championship in the 110m hurdles...two-time regional champion in the 110m and 300m hurdles...ESPN RISE Central Florida All-Area...also lettered four years in basketball...South Sumter Athletic Director's Award recipient...member of the National Honor Society and The National Society of High School Scholars...graduated as class salutatorian.
Personal: Son of Fay and Terry Neal...born Oct. 8, 1992...has one brother, Terry Jr....uncle, Joe Neal, was an All-American long jumper at the University of Florida (1978)...cousin, Tangela Neal, was a finalist in the 60m dash at the 2009 and 2011 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships.