ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Duke track and field completed the opening day of competition at the NCAA Indoor Championships on Friday, with the Blue Devils earning USTFCCCA All-America honors in the women’s distance medley relay (DMR) while sophomore Amina Maatoug secured her spot in Saturday’s mile final.
Competing among a loaded field, Maatoug established herself at the head of the pack from the jump and en route to punching her ticket to the next round. Picking her spot, Maatoug clocked 4:41.25 to win her mile preliminary heat and secure an automatic qualifier to the NCAA final.
The women’s DMR squad of Emily Cole, Megan McGinnis, Lauren Tolbert and Karly Forker closed out the day with a strong finish for the Blue Devils, capping a historic indoor season with USTFCCCA All-America accolades. The quartet earned a nod to the second team as they ran 11:21.20 to finish 10th in the NCAA.
Amina Maatoug closes the weekend at the national meet as she takes part in two events. Maatoug hits the track first for the women’s mile (6 p.m. ET), followed by the 3,000m at 7 p.m. ET.
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