NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sophomore Elizabeth Kerpon proved that she came to New York to compete, breaking the school record in the college division 200 meter prelims with a time of 24.74 and placing fifth overall at the Armory Collegiate Invitational Friday, February 1.
The Coppell, Texas native decided to forgo the finals in that particular race in order to be well rested for the distance medley relay where she was joined by sophomore Abby Farley, senior Cydney Ross and freshman Anima Banks. The quartet finished sixth in an elite field crossing the finish line in 11:10.51 overall, placing them second on Duke's all-time list.
In the throwing events, junior All-American Michelle Anumba had a strong start to her 2013 season with a second place finish in the championship division of the women's shot put. The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., native threw a mark of 53-7 (16.33), being outdistanced only by Iowa State's Christina Hillman who won the event with a throw 55-9 (16.99). Redshirt sophomore Kyler Shumway also had an impressive day in the shot put, throwing a personal record 50-10.75 (15.51) to finish 22nd overall.
Freshman Michal Filipczak started his Blue Devil career strong two weeks ago, running onto Duke's all-time list in the 500m at the Virginia Tech invitational. In the second time in as many races, the Niles, Ill., native bumped his name up in the record books, running a personal record time of 1:03.81 which moved him from third to second on Duke's all-time list. He finished seventh overall in the championship division.
In the college division of the men's 400m, junior Ben Raskin ran a personal record time of 49.44 to finish in 26th place. The time was also good enough to place him fifth on Duke's All-Time Record list. Freshman Robert Rohner also competed in this event, finishing in 28th place with a time of 49.50.
Freshmen Carl Heinz and Madeline Morrow represented the Blue Devils in the collegiate division high jump finishing in third and 14th place respectively. Heinz cleared a height of 6-8.25 (2.04) to grab the third place finish while Morrow's highest clearance was 5-5 (1.65). Juniors Tanner Anderson and Michael Krone will compete in the championship division of the high jump tomorrow at 3:15 p.m.
Later in the afternoon, Duke was well represented in the championship division of the 1,000m. Sophomore Nate McClafferty ran an impressive race crossing the line in fifth place with a time of 2:25.98. He was followed closely by sophomores Kyle Moran in seventh (2:26.87) and Henry Farley (2:28.01) in 12th place.
The women also competed well in the 1,000m with Carolyn Baskir leading the charge with a sixth place finish and personal record of 2:49.34. Junior Rebecca Craigie finished a flew slots back in tenth place with a time of 2:50.86 while freshman Madison Granger followed in 11th place, crossing the line in 2:51.31.
For a complete list of the days results click on the links provided. The Blue Devils will continue competition Saturday, February 2. A full recap will be available at the conclusion of the weekend's events.