AZUSA, Calif. – The Blue Devils wrapped up the first of what will be four consecutive days of competition today at the Mt. Sac Relays with three multi-event athletes. After the first session, graduate student Robert Rohner registered 3,857 points, followed by classmate Daniel Golubovic with 3,780 points through the first five events in the decathlon today in Azusa.
Rohner put together a solid performance today in California, including a fourth-place finish in the shot put with a mark of 44-6.25 (13.57), followed by a ninth-place showing in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 23-7.25 (7.19). Rohner continued to tally up points to his final day one total in the 100m with a time of 10.84 and in the high jump with a 6-2.75 (1.90) clearance. The Sumter, S.C., native capped his day with a 52.91 time in the 400m.
Competing alongside Rohner in the decathlon, Golubovic heads into the second day of competition with 3,780 points. Golubovic posted a personal-best time in the 400m, clocking in at 50.93, followed by a second personal-best mark in the long jump with a leap of 22-5.00 (6.83). The produce of Los Angeles, Calif., posted a fifth-place finish in the shot put competition with a 44-5.50 (13.55) toss, and tied his personal-best clearance of 6-4.00 (1.93) in the high jump. Rounding out Golubovic’s strong day one performance was his 100m time of 11.31.
Representing the Duke women, sophomore Jaida Lemmons ranks 17th out of 55 athletes with 2,936 points in the California Invitational portion of the Mt. Sac Relays. Lemmons competed in the 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put and in the 200m today in California and came away with two personal-best times in the 100m hurdles and in the 200m. Lemmons clocked in at 14.93 during the hurdles competition and followed that performance with a time of 25.66 in the 200m. The Desoto, Texas, native cleared 5-1.50 (1.57) in the high jump and tossed the implement 34-2.25 (10.42) in the shot put.
The Mt. Sac Relays will continue Thursday for the Blue Devils with the final day of the heptathlon and decathlon events, along with several student-athletes competing at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate.