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Blue Devils Wrap Up ECAC/IC4A Indoor Championships
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/05/2006
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Junior Keith Krieger
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BOSTON Ė The Duke track and field teams concluded the final day of the 2006 ECAC and IC4A Track and Field Championships Sunday in Boston.  Senior Eizabeth Wort led the women’s squad at the ECAC’s with a fifth-place 3,000m performance, while junior Keith Krieger placed 11th at the men’s IC4A’s in the 5,000m.

Wort was one of two Blue Devil women to finish in the top 10 on the ECAC second day, as junior Lindsay Owen took seventh in the 500m in 1:15.09.  Owen set a school record in the 500m preliminaries Saturday with a time of 1:14.41. 

Two women’s relays placed eighth, as the 4x800m combination of Jessica Davlin, Allison Stankavage, Caitlin Klaas and Molly Lehman ran a Duke season-best 9:13.13, and the group of Anna Farias-Eisner, Kelly McCann, Caitlin Klaas and Maddie McKeever clocked 11:40.10, leading the Duke team to a 14th-place finish at the ECAC Championships.

The group was following the first day of competition, which saw junior Debra Vento defend her ECAC high jump title and sophomore Lara Jones take fourth in the pole vault.

For the men, Krieger recorded the fifth-best time in school history in the 5,000m, crossing the finish line in 11th place with his career-best time of 14:28.54.  Junior Alex Romero finished 20th in the same event in 14:42.72.  Freshman Geary Gubbins also recorded a top-20 performance in the 3,000m, running an 8:32.12.

The men’s distance medley relay team of John Brockardt, Daniel King, Chris Rowland and Chris Spooner notched Duke’s fastest time of the season by finishing seventh in 10:05.76, beating Duke’s preliminary time of 10:07.39.

The final event of the 2006 indoor track and field season will be held next weekend, as the University of Arkansas hosts the 2006 NCAA Indoor Championships March 10-11.