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Jones, Stanley notch 2nd-place finishes

Duke's men's and women's track and field teams are unexpectedly high on the leaderboard after the first day of the ACC Championships in Winston-Salem, head coach Norm Ogilvie said.

Sophomore Lara Jones vaulted an all-time personal best to score eight points for the women, while the men's javelin squad scored the most points it ever has at the ACC Championships.

"Overall we're pretty pleased with our results," head coach Norm Ogilvie said. "The men are in sixth place, which is high and not expected."

The women's squad is currently tied for third with North Carolina at 16 points. The Blue Devils are a point away from the leaders, Florida State and Virginia Tech. The men scored nine points Thursday and trail the leaders by 19.

Jones' vault of 12-09.50 was a personal best and ties the second highest height in Duke history-a mark set by Laura Chen in 2003. She came in second to Lacy Janson of Florida State, who set the all-time NCAA mark with a vault of 15-00.25.

Senior Laura Stanley, scored the other eight points for the women with her second place finish in the 10,000-meter run. Both teammates qualified for all-ACC honors in their respective events.

The women's team missed a chance to take a lead into the second day when junior Kelly Reynolds finished just out of the points in the hammer throw. Reynolds, who entered the meet with a mark that matched the third best throw in the ACC this season, fouled on her last five attempts.

"She's trying to learn how to throw after four turns," Ogilvie said. "It's something you learn after time and she has to learn now. She went back to three turns for the last throw, but the pressure was on."

Sophomore Mark Dellavolpe came in fourth in the javelin, and his score of 202-07 garnered five points for Duke. Freshman Robert Weinstein finished in sixth to score three more points for the men.


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