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Beach paves the way for Eaton's world record

(06/24/12 7:19pm)

Saturday evening junior Curtis Beach lined up for the final event of the decathlon, the 1500m race, knowing he was too far behind in the competition to qualify for the Olympic Team, even if he could break his personal record of 3:59.12. Next to him on the line was Ashton Eaton, who, if he could finish with a time of 4:16.37, would become the world record holder in the multi-event competition. Eaton, though, had never before run faster than 4:18.94 and so would have to break his personal record in order to break the world record.




Nick McCrory leads Duke diving to Zone Championships

(03/08/13 9:54am)

For divers, the road to the NCAA Championship takes a few steps to travel. First, there are the regular season competitions, which include qualifying for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships. Then, the journey continues with a complicated qualification process at the Zone meet that determines if they receive a berth to the NCAA Championship.






Duke track and field earns wins and personal bests at two meets

(02/11/13 11:28am)

This past weekend the majority of the Blue Devils headed to Blacksburg, Va. to compete in the Virginia Tech Elite Meet, with just three—Juliet Bottorff, James Kostelnik and Brian Atkinson—heading to Seattle, Wash. instead. In each location, the Duke athletes proved that they were up to the competition, taking wins in several events and breaking a couple of school records along the way.


Three head to the Husky Classic while the rest of Duke track and field heads to Virginia Tech

(02/08/13 1:22pm)

While most Blue Devils will head to Blacksburg, Va. for the Virginia Tech Elite Meet this weekend, three Blue Devils—Brian Atkinson, Juliet Bottorff and James Kostelnik—will travel with associate head coach Kevin Jermyn to Seattle, Wash. to take on high-level competition at the Husky Classic.




Duke track and field competes at two invitationals

(01/19/13 2:08am)

After starting their season in December at the JDL meet in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Blue Devils have had more than a month to identify target areas for improvement and practice for their next competition. This weekend, the team will head to the Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Va. and the Dick Taylor Invitational in Chapel Hill to see if its practicing has paid off.



Former Duke runner pioneers NCAA Championships predictor

(11/22/12 12:58am)

In 2009, the Duke men’s cross country team placed fourth in the Southeast Regional meet, and for the first time in eight years, it seemed like an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship meet might be in the cards. Long before any running websites posted results or the NCAA made its anxiously-awaited announcement, one runner on the Duke team predicted the result.