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Record: 18-8 (9-2 ACC)
Blue Devil Blitz
Track & Field
l Members of the men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Philadelphia, Pa., over the weekend to compete in the 116th running of the Penn Relays, one of the largest track meets in the world. l Freshman Austin Gamble claimed first place in the men’s college discus, leading all competitors with a throw of 175-feet 8-inches. l The women’s distance medley relay team
of Esther Vermeer, Cydney Ross, Devotia Moore and Kate Van Buskirk notched a fifth-
place finish on Thursday. Their time of 11:14.13 was the No. 3 all-time performance in Duke history. l The men’s 4xmile team of Joshua Lund,
Ryan McDermott, Bo Waggoner and Cory
Nanni clocked the No. 2 all-time performance in Duke history with a time of 16:22.77 to finish third. l John Austin, the 2010 ACC Champion, won the men’s javelin with a throw of 220-feet, 7-inches. l Leslie Morrison, Moore, Ross and Vermeer broke a Duke record with their time of 8:33.37 in the women’s 4x800m.
l After claiming victories over Florida State and Wake Forest, No. 17 Duke fell to top-ranked Virginia, 4-2, in the championship match of the ACC Tournament Sunday in Cary, N.C. It was the Blue Devils’ first trip to the championship match since 2006. l Duke recorded a 4-0 sweep of the Seminoles in Friday’s quarterfinal round. Luke Marchese clinched the win with his three-set victory on court six. l Freshman Henrique Cunha and junior Reid Carleton garnered their 36th doubles win of the season at the No. 1 spot, breaking a school record. The duo is now 20-2 in dual match play. l Carleton led Duke to a 4-0 sweep of Wake Forest in Saturday’s semifinal. He defeated his brother, Tripper, 0-6, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 2 singles to clinch the win for the Blue Devils. l In Sunday’s championship match, seventh- ranked Cunha extended his win streak to 18 straight matches with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory on court one. Cunha, the ACC Player of the Year, is now 33-5 on the season.
Record: 12-5 (2-3 ACC)
l The fourth-seeded women’s lacrosse team opened the ACC Championships Thursday with a 17-6 victory over Boston College. In Friday’s semifinal contest, the Blue Devils fell to top- ranked North Carolina, 14-4. l Eight different Blue Devils contributed scoring in the win over Boston College, with Sarah Bullard recording a team-high four goals
on the afternoon. Christie Kaestner, Virginia
Crotty and Kat Thomas added three scores each as Duke scored the first eight goals of the contest. l Kaestner also dished two assists to tally a game-high five points. She leads the Blue Devils with 62 points this season. l North Carolina jumped out to a 7-0 lead in Friday’s contest until Crotty registered Duke’s first goal at 11:04 in the first half. Monica
DeMairo, Kim Wenger and Morgan Miller
rounded out the Blue Devils’ scoring with one goal each.
l The Blue Devils wrapped up the ACC Tournament tied for third with an overall team score of 855 (-9). Duke was the only team to have three players finish in the top 10 of the individual leaderboard at the tournament, played at the Old North State Golf Club in New London, N.C. l Freshman Brinson Paolini shot a one- under 71 in Sunday’s final round to finish tied for fourth. Paolini also carded a six-under 66 in the second round, matching a Duke freshman ACC Championship record.
l Junior Wes Roach and senior Adam Long
both recorded top-10 finishes. After opening the tournament with a three-under 69, Roach fired an even-par 72 in the final round to tie for sixth. Long had the lead after Friday’s opening round with his seven-under 65. He finished the tournament with a three-round score of 212 (-4) to come in 10th. l Spencer Anderson placed tied for 36th, while freshman Julian Suri took 52nd overall.
Record: 24-18 (7-15 ACC)
l Duke dropped a three-game series on the road at Wake Forest over the weekend before posting a 2-1 victory over visiting North Carolina A&T on Tuesday. l In Friday’s series opener against Wake Forest, freshman Marcus Stroman made his first career start and tossed a complete game to lead the Blue Devils to a 10-3 victory. Stroman recorded 10 strikeouts and allowed five hits in nine innings of work.
l Jeremy Gould, Will Currier and Jake
Lemmerman each added home runs in Friday’s victory over the Demon Deacons. Lemmerman leads the team with nine homers on the season. l Will Piwnica-Worms homered in both Saturday and Sunday’s losses to Wake Forest. In Sunday’s series finale, freshman Eric Brady tallied two hits, while Lemmerman added a triple. l Dennis O’Grady hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Blue Devils a 2-1 win over North Carolina A&T.
l The Duke rowing team recorded a third- place finish at the ACC Championships over the weekend on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, S.C. Junior Alex Japhet and sophomore Rory Erickson-Kulas earned All-ACC honors after helping the varsity eight take third with a time of 6:56.5. l The Blue Devils’ second varsity eight also took third, notching a time of 7:23.9 to finish ahead of fourth-place Boston College by nearly 10 seconds.
l Ashleigh Anne McKinney, Nancy McKinstry, Tori Arendt, Victoria Tsamis and
Sydney Johnson finished third in the varsity four with their time of 7:40.9.
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