ATLANTA, Ga. – The Blue Devils wrapped up day two of the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships Saturday with four All-ACC performances, highlighted by graduate student Daniel Golubovic's ACC title in the decathlon.
In the team title chase, the Duke women currently rank second with 57.5 points, trailing only Virginia Tech (58.5). In the men's standings, the Blue Devils have totaled 39 points to sit in second behind Virginia (80).
Golubovic entered the final five events in the decathlon in fourth place and jumped atop the leaderboard to claim gold with 7,493 points. The Los Angeles, Calif., native registered two first-place finishes and three second places to propel him towards the ACC title, including a personal-best first-place toss in the javelin with a mark of 201-8 (61.46). Golubovic claimed first in the discus throw with a 153-2 (46.68) mark and took second in the 110m hurdles in a time of 15.08. Golubovic cleared 14-5.25 (4.40) to finish second in the pole vault competition and completed his quest for gold as he clocked in at 4:45.03 in the 1,500m.
Fellow classmate Robert Rohner competed alongside Golubovic in the decathlon and finished his day in eighth with 6,094 points.
Finishing up the heptathlon Saturday with the final three events, sophomore Jaida Lemmons claimed first team All-ACC honors with a second-place finish, totaling 5,397 points. Lemmons' third-best point total in Duke history was highlighted by third place in the long jump competition with a leap of 19-1.50 (5.83) and a first-place finish in the javelin throw with a toss of 125-5 (38.22). The Desota, Texas, native secured silver with a time of 2:22.68 in the 800m.
Senior Connor Hall competed in his final outdoor conference championship today in the pole vault and garnered first team All-ACC accolades and a silver medal with a school record clearance of 17-3.50 (5.27).
Sophomore Sydnei Murphy represented the Blue Devil women in the long jump and came away with bronze. Murphy hit the sand to tally a mark of 20-2.50 (6.16) to claim third place and first team All-ACC recognition.
On the track, sophomore Jeremy McDuffie continued his successful outdoor campaign today in the 110m hurdles. McDuffie clocked in at 14.29, the second-fastest time in Duke history, to qualify for tomorrow's finals.
Also qualifying for tomorrow's track finals was senior Madeline Kopp and freshman Brittany Aveni in the 800m. Kopp stopped the clock in a personal-best 2:06.23 to lead the pack while Aveni finished in sixth with a time of 2:07.56.
Competing alongside Hall in pole vault was freshmen Caleb Sanford and Esteban Suarez, both tallying personal-best clearances. Sanford soared 15-11.75 (4.87) followed by Suarez's height of 15-7.75 (4.77).
Fellow rookie Cassie Martin cleared a personal-best height in the women's high jump competition today with a jump of 5-5.75 (1.67) to finish the day tied for seventh.
Also competing in field events was senior Amarie Bremel in shot put. Bremel tossed the implement 44-8.00 (13.61) to register the fifth-best mark in school history.
In the 110m hurdles, junior Tionne Barmer clocked a personal-best time of 14.80. Also on the track with a personal-best was junior Jordan Burton in the 800m. Burton crossed the finish line in 1:51.57.
The Blue Devils will be back in action for the final day of the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships tomorrow with the ESPN3 broadcast once again following the action beginning at 5 p.m.