Track & Field
Duke Track & Field BIO
Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2013, 2014, 2015)
2014-15: Indoors, ran a season-best 400 time of 50.78 at the VT Challenge to place eighth…opened the indoor campaign with a converted time of 51.40 to finish ninth at the Carolina Cup (1/16)…in his lone 200, clocked a 23.49 to take 14th at the VT Challenge (2/20)…helped the Duke 4x400 to a second-place finish at the Carolina Cup (1/16), combining for a converted time of 3:23.97…ran the 400-meter leg for Duke’s distance medley relay that placed second with a 10:03.26 performance at the Hokie Invitational (1/24)…Outdoors, produced a season-best 50.91 in the 400 at the season-opening Carolina Relays (3/21), placing sixth…took seventh in the 400 at the VertKlasse Meeting (4/4) with a time of 51.03…claimed ninth at the Duke Invitational (4/11) after a 51.12 performance…in the 200, produced a wind-aided 23.02 at the VertKlasse Meeting (4/4) to finish 28th overall…logged an eighth-place finish at the Carolina Relays (3/20) with a 23.06…ran a 23.13 at the Duke Invitational (4/11) to place 10th…named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the third consecutive season.
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.