DURHAM – Duke track and field kicks off its outdoor season this weekend as the Blue Devils make the trek to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational March 16-18 at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.
WHAT TO KNOW
- Duke will be represented by 65 athletes, including multiple set to make their Blue Devil debut, and compete among a field of 44 collegiate and club teams.
- Several key performers from a season ago open their season this weekend, including 2022 USTFCCCA All-Americans Dana Baker, Halle Bieber, Scott Campbell, Emily Cole, Nick Dahl, Abby Geiser, Megan McGinnis, Chyler Turner and Isabel Wakefield along with NCAA East Regional qualifiers Beau Allen, Brynn King, Brianna Smith and Beck Wittstadt.
- Thursday’s schedule opens at noon with the first four events of the women’s heptathlon, while the Blue Devils will feature seven individuals taking part in the men’s hammer and women’s javelin – both events set for 1 p.m., starts.
- On Friday morning, the Blue Devils’ take to Shaw Memorial Stadium at 9:30 a.m., for the final three events of the women’s heptathlon. The long jump, slated to begin at 10:30 a.m., commences the field events while the Duke track entries get going with the 110m hurdles at 11:35 a.m.
- The men’s discus and women’s shot put set for 9:30 a.m., kickstart an action-packed Saturday slate for the Duke field athletes that’ll also see them take part in the men’s (12:30 p.m.) and women’s high jump (10:30 a.m.) as well as the men’s pole vault (11:30 a.m.).
- At 11 a.m., the Blue Devils hit the track for the first of 10 running events starting with the women’s 4x100m. Duke wraps up its season-opening weekend with the women’s 4x400m at 4:05 p.m.
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