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Ross leads Duke track and field in lone first semester meet

It didn’t take long for Duke to get going in its indoor track and field season.

In the Blue Devils’ first indoor meet of the season at the JDL Fast Track College Kick-Off—the track and field team’s only meet of the Fall semester—senior Cydney Ross broke a facility record, finishing the 1,000m run in 2:49.

“Cydney ran a great race,” director of track and field Norm Ogilvie said to GoDuke.com. “Her time on a flat track in December is really good and makes us excited about her future.”

Ross was one of five Blue Devils to finish in first at the meet in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Also on the track, sophomore Elizabeth Kerpon finished first in the 300m dash and Henry Farley, Dylan Newman, Kyle Moran and Nyall Islam combined to finish first in the 4x800m relay.

In the field events, junior Justin Amezquita and sophomore Stephanie Skove earned top honors in the pole vault.

“We were just trying to see where people are in their training and give opportunity for kids to compete before Christmas,” Ogilvie said. “Overall, it was a really good day for Duke on both the men’s and women’s side.”

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