Regular season ends in Blacksburg

The Blue Devils finished out their regular indoor season Saturday at the Virginia Tech Challenge in Blacksburg, Va.

For the men's squad, junior Peter Lewellen clocked a 400-meter dash time of 49.14 seconds, finishing in eighth place for the event and earning him an IC4A qualification. The day before, Lewellen raced the 500-meter dash in a time of 1:04.73 for his first IC4A qualifying time of the weekend.

Senior Dan King ran a personal-best time of 21.99 seconds in the 200-meter dash, which moved him from fourth to second in Duke's all-time record book.

King had already qualified twice earlier in the season in the 400-meter dash.

On the women's side, senior high jumper Debra Vento tied her season-best height of five feet and 10 inches, which was both a ECAC and NCAA provisional qualifying height.

Junior pole vaulter Lara Jones also qualified for the ECACs with a sixth-place vault of just over 12 feet. This is the sixth time in as many attempts that she has qualified.

The next competition for both squads will be Feb. 22-24, when they travel to Clemson, S.C. for the ACC Indoor Championships.


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