DURHAM – Duke track and field sophomore Megan McGinnis has been selected as the PNC Achievers Student-Athlete of the Week following a pair of record-breaking performances en route to helping the Duke women capture the ACC Outdoor Championship this past weekend in Raleigh, N.C.
The Blue Devil women won their second ACC Outdoor Championship, and first outright title in the past three seasons, in dominating fashion as the squad totaled a whopping 145.5 points – 61 points more than runner-up Virginia Tech. The 145.5 points scored by Duke in this year’s ACC Women’s Championship are the most since the ACC expanded to 15 teams in 2014, breaking the previous record of 134 by Florida State in 2019.
McGinnis picked up a pair of medals in the 200m and 400m events – doing so in record-breaking fashion. After winning the indoor title back in February, McGinnis completed the season sweep with a first-place finish in the outdoor 400m. The sophomore clocked a blistering personal best of 51.43 seconds to claim the gold medal and first-team honors, while breaking the school record in the process. Her time bested the previous record set by Brittany Aveni in 2021 and is currently tied for No. 16 nationally.
The Roanoke, Va., product also picked up the silver medal and All-ACC First Team honors in the women’s 200m after registering another personal-best performance. McGinnis dashed a blazing 22.99 seconds – just .03 off the school record – to finish runner up and slot herself No. 2 all-time in program lore.
Several Blue Devils await their fates on qualification for the NCAA East Regional, which will take place in Jacksonville, Fla., from May 24-27. The NCAA Outdoor Championships will take place from June 7-10 in Austin, Texas.
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PNC Achievers is a student honors platform that is active at nearly 20 schools and universities across PNC Bank’s service area. Honorees are selected locally by designated panels at each respective school, using a set of criteria that includes athletic accomplishments, academic achievement, community service and student leadership.
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