DURHAM, N.C. – Two recent Duke track & field standout alums are set to compete at the IAAF World Relays as Maddy Price and Steven Solomon will represent Canada and Australia, respectively, May 11-12 in Yokohama, Japan. The IAAF World Relays also serves as the qualification for the IAAF World Championships for each of the countries relay teams.
Since her graduation from Duke in 2018, Price has continued to play a role with the Blue Devils on the track. Price is currently a Duke volunteer assistant coach while she trains with assistant coach Mark Mueller.
At the LSU Alumni Gold meet where she competed as a member of Athletics Canada, Price notched first in the 400m in 51.56, which currently ranks seventh in the world and is the eighth-fastest time in Canadian history. Price also recently ran at the Penn Relays and placed third in the USA vs. the World 4x400m relay.
This weekend in Japan, Price is slated for a leg of Canada’s 4x400m relay team as well as the 4x400m mixed relay that features two males and two females.
Solomon produced one of the best seasons in program history as a graduate student in 2018. In April, Solomon placed first to win the 400m in 45.99 at the Australian National Championship, marking his sixth time winning the event.
Solomon will run the 4x400m relay with Australia this weekend in Yokohama.
Results throughout the two-day meet can be found here.
In addition to Solomon’s performance at the Australian National Championship, former Blue Devil Daniel Golubovic and current Duke volunteer assistant coach also saw success in the decathlon. Golubovic placed first with a personal-best score of 7,901 in April.