EUGENE, Ore. – Duke kicked off the first day of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Wednesday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Graduate student Daniel Golubovic represented the Blue Devils in the decathlon while senior Connor Hall competed in the finals of the men's pole vault.
Golubovic, competing in his first NCAA decathlon in a Duke uniform, concluded the first five events in 22nd with 3,660 points.
The Los Angeles, Calif., native kicked off the first day of competition with a time of 11.34 in the 100m to collect 786 points. In the long jump, Golubovic added 723 points to his total with a leap of 21-8.25 (6.61), followed by a 14th-place finish in the shot put with a mark of 43-0.50 (13.12) to tally 675 points. Golubovic wrapped up the final two events of the day with 1,476 overall points with a clearance of 6-2.25 (1.89) in the high jump and clocked in at 50.96 in the 400m.
Also competing today was Hall in men's pole vault. Hall concluded his senior year in 20th place with a height of 16-10.75 (5.15).
Hall saw great success during his senior outdoor campaign, highlighted by claiming the pole vault school record at the NCAA East Preliminary Round with a clearance of 17-6.50 (5.35).
Golubovic will conclude the decathlon tomorrow with the 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500m.
Thursday's portion of the meet will also feature the Duke women, including junior Madison Heath and freshman Laura Marty in pole vault at 8 p.m., senior Christine Streisel and rookie Katelyn Gochenour in javelin at 8:45 p.m., senior Madeline Kopp in the 800m at 9:14 p.m., and Kopp, sophomores MacKenzie Kerr and India Lowe and junior Maddy Price in the 4x400m relay at 10:48 p.m.