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Vukajlovic Shatters School Record on Senior Day
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 04/20/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke track & field team battled through the wind and rain Friday and Saturday at the annual Duke Invitational at Morris Williams Stadium. As a team, the Blue Devils posted one school record, one Duke all-time performance and 32 top-10 finishes.

Prior to the cancellation of the meet on Friday, senior Stefani Vukajlovic rewrote her own school record in hammer throw. On her fifth throw, Vukajlovic placed second with a mark of 213-1 (64.95m). With her mark this morning, Vukajlovic currently ranks 10th in the country. Her previous best toss was 205-10 (62.73m) at the start of the 2019 outdoor season at the High Point VertKlasse Meet.

Lauren Hoffman had a successful Saturday at the Duke Invite, highlighted by her first-place finish in the 400m hurdles in a time of 58.51, the fourth-best time in Duke outdoor history. Hoffman continued her strong performance into the 100m hurdles where she placed fourth in a personal-best time of 13.72. Hoffman’s time in the 400m hurdles currently ranks her 16th in the country and fifth in the ACC.

Several Blue Devils earned the top performance in their respective events.

In the men’s javelin competition, Kiegan Lenihan captured first in a mark of 66.09m while Cassie Martin cleared 1.68m in the high jump for a first-place finish. In the 100m hurdles, Erin Marsh clocked a personal-best 13.49 to take first, which is good for a personal best.

Junior Matt Wisner crossed the finish line second in the 800m in 1:49.32, a time that currently ranks third in the conference.

In the triple jump, Domonique Panton notched second place with a mark of 12.79m, just shy of her school-record performance of 12.85m.

Six distance runners all posted ACC qualifying performances in the 5000m. Dalton Randall, Nikhil Pulimood and Paul Dellinger posted personal-best times, highlighted by Dellinger’s 22-second PR.

Sara Platek, Clara Savchik and Michaela Reinhart also qualified for the 5000m at the conference championships.

Additionally, Duke athletes posted personal-best performances in track events.

Brittany Aveni placed second overall in the 400m in a time of 54.56 while Stephen Garrett crossed the finish line in seventh in 9:19.43, 11-seconds faster than his previous best time, on his senior night.

Duke will return to competition April 25-27 for the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa.

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MEN:

Iyin Battle

Discus

24th, 42.43m 

Iyin Battle

Hammer Throw

 10th, 54.90m

Ben Beatty

Shot Put

4th, 17.33m 

Nico Coleman

800m

61st, 1:58.10 - PR 

Devin Connell

800m

 60th, 1:57.86

Charles Cooper

800m

 20th, 1:53.46

Nick Cox

800m

24th, 1:54.03 - PR 

Joe Cullen

800m

33rd, 1:55.03 - PR 

Paul Dellinger

5000m

 14th, 14:18.36 – PR

Stephen Garrett

3000m Steeplechase

7th, 9:19.43 – PR  

Kiegan Lenihan

Javelin

1st, 66.09m 

Michael Marsack

Javelin

5th, 58.88m 

Michael McCullom

400m

64th, 51.46 

Miles Mingo

200m

11th, 21.76 – PR

Miles Mingo

400m

5th, 47.85 

Matt Politis

1500m

 36th, 4:04.25

Nikhil Pulimood

5000m

 10th, 14:13.40 – PR

Sean Rafique

200m

 74th, 23.64

Sean Rafique

400m

 67th, 51.89

Dalton Randall

5000m

 7th, 14:09.81

Ethan Ready

1500m

43rd, 4:05.04 

Rivers Ridout

High Jump

5th, 2.06m 

Benjamin Ross

High Jump

14th, 1.92m 

Esteban Suarez

Pole Vault

8th, 4.90m 

Tom Sullivan

1500m

 19th, 3:59.01

Marquis Waters

200m

60th, 22.88

Marquis Waters

100m

26th, 11.08  

Matt Wisner

800m

 2nd, 1:49.32

 

WOMEN:

Rivka Arbiv

200m

 85th, 27.26

Rivka Arbiv

High Jump

9th, 1.55m 

Rivka Arbiv

Long Jump

23rd, 4.90m 

Rivka Arbiv

Shot Put

29th, 9.55m 

Sarah Armstrong

1500m

22nd, 4:37.27 

Brittany Aveni

400m

 2nd, 54.56 – PR

Brittany Aveni

800m

3rd, 2:06.59

Rylee Bowen

800m

87th, 2:28.69

Rylee Bowen

1500m

81st, 5:07.35 

Virginia Capehart

400m

 22nd, 56.95 – PR

Virginia Capehart

800m

26th, 2:14.29 

Simi Gbadegesin

200m

 22nd, 25.09

Simi Gbadegesin

400m

 35th, 57.69

Kim Hallowes

1500m

 6th, 4:27.66

Lauren Hoffman

400m Hurdles

1st, 58.51 – No. 4 Duke All-Time 

Lauren Hoffman

100m Hurdles

 4th, 13.72 - PR

Tracy Jander

High Jump

 T11th, 1.50m

MacKenzie Kerr

200m

 8th, 24.67

MacKenzie Kerr

400m

 7th, 54.82

Kate Kutzer

200m

 65th, 26.13

Kate Kutzer

Shot Put

28th, 9.77m 

Liz Lansing

1500m

 4th, 4:25.57

Jaida Lemmons

Triple Jump

8th, 12.10m - PR 

Erin Marsh

Shot Put

 27th, 10.65m

Erin Marsh

100m Hurdles

 1st, 13.49 – PR 

Erin Marsh

High Jump

6th, 1.68m 

Cassie Martin

High Jump

 1st, 1.68m

Nikki Merritt

200m

 36th, 25.27

Nikki Merritt

100m Hurdles

13th, 14.44 

Domonique Panton

Triple Jump

2nd, 12.79m 

Domonique Panton

100m

9th, 11.94 

Sara Platek

5000m

 4th, 16:27.78

Michaela Reinhart

5000m

 3rd, 16:16.01

Elizabeth Reneau

5000m

 15th, 17:35.44

Gabrielle Richichi

5000m

14th, 18:16.86 

Ashleigh Rodriguez

Javelin

7th, 39.86m 

Clara Savchik

5000m

 7th, 16:38.86

Nati Sheppard

Pole Vault

5th, 4.05m 

Leigha Torino

1500m

 18th, 4:34.81

Stefani Vukajlovic

Hammer Throw

2nd, 64.95m – School Record 

Isabel Wakefield

High Jump

T11th, 1.50m 

Isabel Wakefield

Shot Put

 30th, 8.37m

Isabel Wakefield

100m Hurdles

 14th, 14.47

Chesney Ward

Pole Vault

T8th, 3.80m 

 

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