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Blue Devils Conclude First Day at USATF Championship
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 06/22/2017
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Duke kicked off the first day of competition at the USA Track & Field (USATF) Outdoor Championships at Horent Stadium in Sacramento, Calif.

Graduate student Daniel Golubovic represented the Blue Devils in the decathlon while senior Madeline Kopp competed in the first round of the women's 400m and 800m.

Golubovic concluded the first five events in 13th with 3,788 points and his first day performance was highlighted by two personal-bests.

The Los Angeles, Calif., native kicked off the first day of competition with a personal-best time of 11.25 in the 100m to collect 806 points. In the long jump, Golubovic added 746 points to his total with a leap of 22-0.25 (6.71), followed by a mark of 43-2.25 (13.16) in the shot put to tally 677 points. Golubovic wrapped up the final two events of the day with 1,559 overall points with a personal-best clearance of 6-6.00 (1.98) in the high jump and clocked in at 50.88 in the 400m.

Also competing today was Kopp in the women's 400m and 800m. Kopp concluded her successful senior campaign with a time of 53.35 in the 400m and 2:05.52 in the 800m.

After transitioning to the 800m this season, Kopp collected second team All-America accolades at the NCAA Outdoor Championships earlier in June and went on to garner another All-America honor as a member of the 4x400m relay.

The Rochester, N.Y., native also claimed bronze in the 800m at the ACC Outdoor Championships and ran a leg of the school-record holding 4x100m relay this season.

Additionally, Kopp currently owns the school-record time in the 400m, 52.74, as well as being a member on the school-record holding 4x200m and 4x400m relays.

Golubovic will conclude the decathlon tomorrow with the 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500m.

Rookie Katelyn Gochenour will compete Saturday in women's javelin at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships.


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