LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Duke track and field closed out competition at the ACC Indoor Championships on Saturday as the Blue Devils came away with four more podium finishes while the women’s squad finished runner-up.
Sophomore Amina Maatoug was honored for her stellar performance over the weekend as she was tabbed the Women’s Track MVP. Maatoug, classmate Megan McGinnis and senior Halle Bieber comprised the Duke medalists while three more Blue Devils – Tyler Hrbek, Julia Jackson and Isabel Wakefield – garnered All-ACC Second Team honors.
The 22nd-ranked Duke women finished the conference meet in second place with a total of 91 points, while the men’s team placed 13th with 18 points.
- Megan McGinnis captured her second gold medal of the weekend via a personal-best performance in the women’s 400m.
- McGinnis was crowned ACC Champion in the event after clocking 52.57 seconds, leapfrogging teammate Lauren Tolbert‘s mark (52.59) set earlier this season and inserting herself into the No. 1 spot on the Duke charts. Her time also established a new Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center facility record.
- Amina Maatoug pushed her weekend medal total to three after pickup up the silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the women’s 3,000m and women’s 800m.
- Maatoug finished runner up in the 3,000m via a time of 9:01.64 while the 800m race saw her match her personal best of 2:03.45 en route to a third-place finish.
- Halle Bieber locked down All-ACC First Team accolades in the women’s 200m, dashing 23.31 seconds to collect the bronze medal.
- Isabel Wakefield took home second team all-conference honors in the women’s 60m hurdles via a fourth-place finish of 8.27 seconds.
- Tyler Hrbek and Julia Jackson achieved All-ACC Second Team status after posting fifth-place finishes in the men’s pole vault and women’s 400m, respectively.
- Hrbek cleared his first two heights in two attempts, then the next two on his initial try before finishing with a final clearance of 5.18m (17-0 feet).
- Jackson made a statement in her first ACC Championship appearance as she ran a personal best of 53.25 seconds, inserting herself at No. 4 in program lore.
- The Blue Devils also posted a pair of top-five program marks in the women’s 60m hurdles and the men’s 800m.
- Sophomore Chyler Turner moved into…
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