DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke men’s cross country team welcomes five student-athletes to the 2017-18 campaign as they received commitments from CJ Ambrosio, Paul Dellinger, Alex Miley, Josh Romine and Michael Ungvarsky.
“I am extremely excited about these five male distance runners entering Duke in the fall,” said men’s distance head coach Norm Ogilvie. “All five are either state champions or runner-up in their state and are one of the strongest distances classes we’ve put together at Duke.”
A closer look at each future Blue Devil:
Christopher Ambrosio, a native of Avon, Ohio, heads into his senior track and field season at St. Ignatius High School with a personal-best 3,200-meter time of 9:01.78. Ambrosio wrapped up his high school cross country career by placing fourth at this year’s OHSAA D1 State Championship, registering a time of 15:15.10, and was tabbed the 2016 Ohio runner-up in the 3,200m during the outdoor season.
Paul Dellinger is a native of Rochester, N.Y., currently attends Brighton High School and is the 2017 N.Y. state 3,200m indoor champion. Dellinger posted times of 4:21 in the 1,600m, 9:02 in the 3,200m and 15:22 in the 5,000m.
Alex Miley hails from Maple Grove, Minn., and received Nike Cross Country All-America honors. Miley currently attends Maple Grove High School and has recorded personal-best times in the 1,600m (4:10), the 3,200m (9:10). He was the 2017 Minnesota State Champion in both the 1,600m and the 3,200m.
Josh Romine, a native of Highlands Ranch, Colo., is wrapping up his final outdoor season at Mountain Vista. Romine was the Colorado 5A Cross Country runner-up and has registered times in the mile (4:21) [altitude], in the 3,200m (9:19) and in the 5,000m (15:28), all personal-bests.
Michael Ungvarsky begins to close his high school campaign at Cinnaminson High School in Cinnaminson, N.J., as a distance specialist and has clocked personal-best times of 4:23 in the 1,600m, 9:11 in the 3,200m and 15:11 in the 5,000m.