DUSSELDORF, Germany – Former Duke track & field decathlete Daniel Golubovic (’17) represented Team USA at the 2017 Thorpe Cup over the weekend in Dusseldorf, Germany. Golubovic concluded competition in seventh place with 7,432 points.
As an international competition between the United States and Germany, the top five men’s scores were compiled to determine the overall team winner. Germany claimed the title of the 2017 Thorpe Cup with 38,642 points. Golubovic finished third for the United States to add to the overall U.S. point total of 37,321.
Golubovic concluded the first five events in 12th with 3,573 points. The Los Angeles, Calif., native kicked off the first day of competition with a time of 11.49 in the 100m to collect 755 points. In the long jump, Golubovic added 716 points to his total with a leap of 6.58m, followed by a mark of 13.06m in the shot put to tally 671 points. Golubovic wrapped up the final two events of the first day with 1,431 overall points with a clearance of 1.87m in the high jump and clocked in at 51.57 in the 400m.
During the final five events today, Golubovic jumped five spots on the leaderboard to finish seventh overall.
Golubovic clocked in at 14.95 in the 110m hurdles to kick off the second day of performances, followed by a mark of 43.11m in the discus throw to bring his point total to 5,157. In the pole vault competition, Golubovic cleared 4.65m to add 804 points to his final score. In the second to last event of the decathlon, Golubovic secured 760 additional points in the javelin with a mark of 61.47m. The recent Blue Devil graduate left it all on the track in the 1,500m and posted a time of 4:35.21.
As a Duke graduate student, Golubovic saw great success during the 2017 outdoor campaign, highlighted by collecting second team All-America accolades in the decathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in June and a sixth-place finish at the USA Track & Field (USATF) Outdoor Championships.
Golubovic native also claimed gold in the decathlon at the ACC Outdoor Championships and owns the second-best point total in Duke history, 7,717.
Team USA Scores
Scott Filip – 7,632 points
Kurtis Brondyke – 7,595 points
Daniel Golubovic – 7,432 points
Gabriel Moore – 7,370 points
Tim Wunderlich – 7,292 points