DURHAM, N.C. - Duke starts well on the first day of the 2012 Penn Relays. The top Blue Devil finish of the day came from junior Shannon Sullivan who finished second in the women's javelin throw with a mark of 154-6.0(47.11). She was followed closely by teammate junior Andrea Hopkins who earned a mark of 147-10(45.06) to finish fourth.
Freshman Teddi Maslowski etched her name on the Duke record books by running a 1:01.38 in the women's 400 m hurdles. The time was good enough for 18th place in the field and second on Duke's all-time list.
Also on the women's side, the 4x400 meter relay team qualified for Saturday's ECAC final by racing a time of 3:42.45. Freshman Elizabeth Kerpon ran an impressive 54.00 leg to anchor the quartet.
Senior Amy Fryt finished in fourth place in the women's pole vault by clearing 13-5.25 (4.10).
On the men's side, Dominick Robinson ran a personal record time of 9:05.57 in the men's 3,000 meter steeplechase to earn second in the men's college division. Freshman Shaun Thompson ran the same event in the men's championships division, finishing in 11th place with a time of 9:10.99.
Competition will continue tomorrow with Michael Barbas beginning the day for the Blue Devils in the men's shot put. The Duke men will field a distance medley relay team while the women will race a team in the sprint medley relay. A full recap will be available at the end of competition on www.GoDuke.com.
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