Blue Devils Primed for NCAA East Regional

Blue Devils Primed for NCAA East Regional

DURHAM – Duke track and field is back in action this weekend as the Blue Devils continue postseason competition at the NCAA East Regional, hosted by the University of North Florida, from May 24-27 at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.
Duke qualified 38 individuals to the regional meet, with 25 women and 13 men seeking advancement to the NCAA Outdoor Championships slated for June 7-10 in Austin, Texas at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
The regional features qualifiers with the top-48 marks in the nation (following injury or withdrawal), with the only exception being the top-24 times for relays and direct qualification for the top-24 in multi-events (heptathlon and decathlon). The top-12 from each event in the East and West regionals will advance to the national meet.


  • The NCAA East Regional takes place over four days – the Duke men will compete on Wednesday and Friday while the Blue Devil women compete on Thursday and Saturday.
  • Live results will be provided via FlashResults and the meet will air live on ESPN+. Wednesday and Thursday streams are slated to get going at 6 p.m. ET, while Friday and Saturday broadcasts are set to begin at 5 p.m. ET.
  • Ten Blue Devils enter the East Regional with top-10 rankings in their respective events. Graduate student Robbie Otal leads the charge for the Duke men with the fourth-farthest discus throw in the nation.
  • Classmate Nick Dahl also ranks in the top 10 of the men’s 1500m field, checking in at No. 8 with a time of 3:39.31.
  • On the women’s side, senior Halle Bieber along with sophomores Abby Geiser, Amina Maatoug and Megan McGinnis are names to watch as the quartet aims to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in multiple events.
  • McGinnis has enjoyed a breakout sophomore campaign, most recently winning gold in the 400 and silver in the 200 at the ACC Outdoor Championships this past weekend. The Roanoke, Va., native enters the regional ranked No. 6 in the 400 and is a member of the No. 2-seeded women’s 4×400 relay along with graduate student Madison Mulder and freshmen Julia Jackson and Lauren Tolbert.
  • Bieber, Geiser and Maatoug all look to continue their strong seasons and carry momentum into the NCAA East Regional following successful ACC Outdoor Championship performances. The duo of Bieber and Geiser is set to…

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