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Duke Women Finish Fifth, Men Eighth at ACC Outdoors
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 05/14/2017
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ATLANTA, Ga. – The Blue Devils wrapped up the final day of competition today at the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships with 17 All-ACC honors, one ACC title and 10 medals overall, highlighted today by senior Madeline Kopp's 800m bronze medal.  

“We hit it out of the park this weekend,” said head coach Norm Ogilvie. “Our athletes competed very well and we're really, really pleased with how we performed. The women were spectacular. The men improved from 13th indoors to eighth outdoors with really great marks and competed really well. The ACC is one of the top track conferences in the country and to finish in eighth is right in the middle of 15 teams and fifth is just really, really great. We are really happy.”

In the final team standings, the Duke women finished fifth overall with 77.5 points, while the men scored 53 to end the weekend in eighth. Virginia Tech captured both the men's and women's team title with 120 and 124.5 points, respectively.

Kopp has seen great success during her senior campaign and competed in just her third outdoor 800m today. Kopp clocked in at 2:03.69 to finish third with the fourth-best time in Duke history to garner first team All-ACC recognition.

Sydnei Murphy, Kopp, MacKenzie Kerr and India Lowe raced their way to a fourth-place finish in the 4x100m relay in the second-fastest time in school history, 45.11.

Also for women's relays, members of the 4x100m relay clocked in the fourth-best time in Duke history to take fifth in 3:35.57 during the 4x400m relay.

JR Smith, Brett Bofinger, Jeremy McDuffie and Tionne Barmer represented the Blue Devils in the men's 4x100m relay and registered the fourth-fastest time in school history. Members of the sprint flock finished seventh in 41.41.

Also competing in a relay was Chase Peterson, Michael Wilson, Dylan Murphy and Jordan Burton. In the 4x400m relay, the quartet clocked in at 3:14.32 for a 10 second personal-best this season.

After posting 14.29, the second-fastest time in Duke history, in Saturday's preliminaries, McDuffie finished fourth in the finals of the 110m hurdles today in 14.35 to garner second team All-ACC.

McDuffie collected a second All-ACC honor with his fifth-place finish in the triple jump competition, posting a mark of 50-9.25 (15.47).

Sophomore Domonique Panton represented the Blue Devils today in the women's triple jump competition and finished with the second-best leap in Duke history. Panton hit the sand in 40-11.00 (12.47) to claim ninth.

Also in field events, senior Amarie Bremel represented the Duke women in the discus competition and posted the second-best mark in school history with 163-10 (49.94).

In the final of the women's 1,500m, sophomore Liz Lansing finished eighth in a time of 4:24.95.

Both Gabrielle Richichi and Tom Sullivan saw personal-best times today in the 5,000m. Richichi clocked in at 17:11.63 and Sullivan in 14:58.19.

Duke will be back in action May 25-27 at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Lexington, Ky.

A full list of Blue Devils that earned All-ACC honors throughout the weekend can be found below:

1st Team All-ACC
Katelyn Gochenour – Women's Javelin (3rd)
Madison Heath – Women's Pole Vault (1st)
Madeline Kopp – Women's 800m (3rd)
Jaida Lemmons – Heptathlon (2nd)
Laura Marty – Women's Pole Vault (2nd)
Sydnei Murphy – Women's Long Jump (3rd)
Nati Sheppard – Women's Pole Vault (3rd)
Daniel Golubovic – Decathlon (1st)
Connor Hall – Men's Pole Vault (3rd)
Nicholas Solfanelli – Men's Javelin (1st)

2nd Team All-ACC
Christine Streisel – Women's Javelin (4th)
Stefani Vukajlovic – Women's Hammer (5th)
Chesney Ward – Women's Pole Vault (6th)
Kiegan Lenihan – Men's Javelin (5th)
Michael Marsack – Men's Javelin (6th)
Jeremy McDuffie – Men's 110m Hurdles (4th), Men's Triple Jump (5th)