Blue Devils Gear Up for NCAA Indoor Championships

Blue Devils Gear Up for NCAA Indoor Championships

DURHAM – Duke track and field continues postseason competition this weekend as five members of the 23rd-ranked women’s team head to Albuquerque, N.M., for the NCAA Indoor Championships slated for March 10-11 on the indoor track at the Albuquerque Convention Center
Emily Cole, Karly Forker, Amina Maatoug, Megan McGinnis and Lauren Tolbert are all set to represent the Blue Devils in the distance medley relay (DMR) at the national meet. Maatoug will also take part in the women’s mile and 3,000m events.
Duke opens competition on Friday, March 10 beginning with the semifinals of the women’s mile run (6 p.m. ET), while the DMR gears up for its race slated for 7:45 p.m. ET. On Saturday, Maatoug takes part in the 3,000m at 7 p.m. ET.  

Maatoug, McGinnis and Tolbert were all members of the DMR squad that captured the gold medal at the ACC Championships via a historic performance. After setting the program record at the Penn Relays, the Duke DMR put on an incredible display of running clocking 10:49.87 – currently No. 6 in the NCAA – that lowered their own school record by nearly seven seconds, while also shattering the ACC, meet and facility record as well.
Entering the NCAA Championships with the fastest seeded mile time of the women’s field, the Leiden, Netherlands, product qualified for the event behind a school-record time of 4:32.54 (4:29.87), which she set at the JDL Camel City Invite.
Over in the 3,000m, Maatoug locked down her spot with her second Duke-record time of 8:55.62, recorded at the Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener. The sophomore’s time shattered Shannon Rowbury’s 15-year-old mark (9:02.73) by nearly seven seconds.

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