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Horowitz captures 10K crown

Senior Clara Horowitz continued her dominance of the distance events from the indoor season, finishing first at the Stanford Invite this weekend in the 10,000-meter run.

Horowitz, who finished second in this year's NCAA Indoor Championships in the 5,000-meter run, ran the second-fastest time in Duke history in the 10K. Her time of 33:05.37 bested Arizona State's junior Amy Hasting-the runner who beat Horowitz by less than a second in the 5K at the NCAA Indoors-by more than 12 seconds.

"Clara had a tremendous performance in her race," head coach Norm Ogilvie said. "She put a stamp on that race and destroyed the field in the last 600 meters."

Horowitz and fellow seniors Sally Meyerhoff and Laura Stanley qualified for the NCAA Regional with their 10,000-meter times. Meyerhoff's time of 33:39.53 was the third fastest in Duke history. Sophomore Tia Ferguson also qualified for regionals with her finish of 16:29.52 in the 5,000-meter run.

Members of the women's field team also qualified for the NCAA Regional event with their results at the Charlotte Invitational. Sophomore Lara Jones finished first in the pole vault with a jump of 12-05.5-the third best height in school history. Sophomore Daina Pucurs and junior Beth Maher finished second and third in the javelin, respectively, to qualify for the NCAA Regionals.

The men's top finisher was sophomore Jade Ellis, who won the triple jump with a mark of 49-01. It was his first event since returning from an injury he suffered in the indoor season.

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