SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Duke track & field graduate student Daniel Golubovic concluded his career as a Blue Devil today at the USA Track & Field (USATF) Outdoor Championships at Horent Stadium in Sacramento, Calif.
Golubovic entered the final five events in the decathlon in 13th place and jumped seven spots on the leaderboard to finish sixth overall. Golubovic's 7,717 points etches his name for the second-best point total in Duke history.
The Los Angeles, Calif., native registered five top-10 finishes to go along with one personal-best today. Golubovic clocked in at 14.95 to finish ninth in the 110m hurdles to kick off the second day of performances, followed by a fourth-place finish in the discus throw, tossing the implement 147-2 (44.87) to bring his point total to 5,408. A fourth-place finish in the pole vault competition with a clearance of 15-9.00 (4.80) added 849 points to his final score. In the second to last event of the decathlon, Golubovic secured 760 additional points as he finished third in the javelin with a mark of 201-7 (61.44). The graduate student left it all on the track in the 1,500m and posted a personal-best, third-place finish in 4:36.86.
As a Duke graduate student, Golubovic saw great success during the outdoor campaign, highlighted by collecting second team All-America accolades in the decathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships earlier in June. Golubovic also claimed gold in the decathlon at the ACC Outdoor Championships and currently owns the second-best point total in Duke history, 7,717.
Rookie Katelyn Gochenour will compete tomorrow in the women's javelin competition at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships.