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Esther Vermeer
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
City/State: Grimsby, Ontario
High School: Smithville District Christian
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Vermeer Photos
Esther Vermeer Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 07/11/2013

Honors: NCAA East First Round (3K Steeplechase - 2013)...Indoor All-East (1,000m - 2009)...Outdoor All-East (800m - 2009; 1,500m and 4x800m Relay - 2011)...Outdoor Team Freshman of the Year (2009)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2009, 2012)

2012-13: Indoors, ran a season-best in the 3,000 meters by clocking 9:45.17 at the Armory Collegiate to finish fourth overall…finished in ninth in the same event at the ACC Indoor Championships after crossing the line in 9:46.10…served as the anchor leg on the distance medley relay that combined for a time of  11:24.61 to finish second overall…Outdoors, served as Duke’s top performer in the 3K Steeplechase….ran a personal-best time of 10:11.94 to finish 13th at the NCAA East First Round, narrowly missing NCAA Championship qualification…ranks third on Duke’s all-time list in the event…clocked a time of 10:55.09 to finish eighth overall at the ACC Outdoor Championships.

2011-12: Opened the fall with a third-place showing at the Coastal Carolina University Invitational, clocking 18:04 for 5K...Duke's third finisher at the Paul Short Invitational and the Penn State National Invitational...second Blue Devil to cross the finish line at the ACC Cross Country Championships, where she placed 22nd overall in 21:03.9 for a season-best performance...took 55th at the NCAA Southeast Regional, recording a time of 21:45.0 over 6K...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11: Recorded a personal-best 21:24.0 over 6K to help the Blue Devils take third at the ACC Championships...was Duke's third finisher at the NCAA Championships, placing 141st with a time of 21:40.0...indoors, won the 1,000m at the Virginia Tech Challenge in a personal-best 2:48.59...that performance ranks fourth on Duke's all-time list...set a personal record in the mile, running 4:46.63 to finish 10th at the Alex Wilson Invitational...ran the second leg of the 4x800m relay squad that won the Hokie Invitational while establishing a Duke record at 8:42.54...continued with a strong outdoor season that saw her excel individually and as a member of several relay teams...ran a season-best 2:09.36 in the 800m at the Duke Invitational...won the 1,500m at the Duke Twilight, clocking 4:25.03...took fifth in the 1,500m at the ECAC Championships, garnering All-East honors...advanced to the NCAA First Round in the same event, where she finished fifth in the preliminaries at 4:28.51...led off the winning 4x800m relay at the historic Penn Relays...that squad posted a time of 8:25.95 for the No.1 performance at Duke...the 4x800 relay also captured the ECAC Championship with a mark of 8:44.38...helped establish a program record of 11:02.01 in the DMR at the Penn Relays.

2009-10: Covered 5K in 17:56.74 at the Blue Ridge Open for her best showing of the cross country season...did not compete during the indoor season...outdoors, specialized in both the 800m and 1,500m...set a personal best with a 2:07.66 800m at the Georgia Tech Invite...won the Duke Invitational 1,500m in 4:28.92...finished eighth in the same event at the ACC Championships, clocking 4:33.84...won the Duke Twilight in 4:23.21...qualified for the NCAA First Round, where she ran 4:28.93 to place 33rd.

2008-09: Made her cross country and Duke debut at the Penn State Invitational, where she was the team's eighth runner and 74th overall of 300 competitors with a 6K time of 22:13...took 67th at the ACC Championships, running the 6K in 22:48.1...scored for the Blue Devils with her fifth-place team finish and placed 10th overall with a 5K time of 18:35 at the Wolfpack Invitational...fourth on the squad and 50th overall at the ECAC Cross Country Championships with a 5K time of 19:14...earned All-East honors with her third-place 1000m time of 2:51.52 at the ECAC Championships...ran the second leg of the 4x800m relay that took fifth in 9:14.78 at the Armory...took 14th at indoor ACCs in the mile in 5:05.75...continued with a strong outdoor season that resulted in a trip to the NCAA East Regional...qualified for the meet in the 800m with a 2:08.95 to take second at the UNC Elite, which was Duke's second-best time of the season...at the regional meet the freshman took 23rd in the prelims with her time of 2:15.15...earned All-East honors outdoors in the 800m with a seventh place time of 2:14.51 at the ECAC Championships...placed eighth in the 1500m at ACCs in 4:33.84...led off the 4x1500m relay team that took fifth at the historic Penn Relays in 18:36.96.

Personal: Daughter of Terry and Corrie Vermeer...born Jan. 17, 1990...has three brothers - Justin , Kenton and Reuben - and four sisters - Tori, Micah, Sydney and Olivia...majoring in biology. 


Cross Country PRs
5K- 17:56.74 (10/16/2009)
6K- 21:03.9 (10/29/2011)

Indoor PRs
1,000m- 2:48.59 (2/19/2011)
Mile- 4:46.63 (3/5/2011)
3,000m- 9:42.33 (2/26/2011)

Outdoor PRs
800m- 2:07.66 (5/16/2010)
1,500m- 4:23.21 (5/9/2010)
3,000m Steeplechase- 10:11.94 [3] (5/23/2013)

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