MADISON, Wisc. – Duke women’s cross country capped regular-season competition Friday morning at the Nuttycombe Invitational, spearheaded by junior Amina Maatoug‘s 11th-place finish in the Women’s 6K Championship race. As a team, the Blue Devils finished the meet with 508 points to place 21st among the field.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- For the second time in as many meets, Maatoug led the charge for the Duke women – this time on the 6K course. The Leiden, Netherlands product jumped seven spots over the final 2,000m and finished just outside the top 10 in a loaded competition field, clocking 20:07.11 to place 11th.
- Senior Charlotte Tomkinson (98th) and graduate student Emily Cole (107th) were the next two Duke runners to reach the finish line, with Tomkinson leaping six spots and turning in a time of 21:02.6 while Cole finished in 21:06.3.
- Rounding out the top five for the Blue Devils were graduate students Julia Fenerty and Karly Forker, who catapulted 10 and 26 spots up the leaderboard, respectively, across the final 2K of the race.
- Fenerty ran her 6K in 21:30.5 to place 144th, Forker checking in at 152nd via a time of 21:34.6.
- The Blue Devils also had a trio of runners take part in the Women’s 6K ‘B’ race Friday morning – Anna Corcoran, Hope Frost and Lindsay Hausman.
- Corcoran produced a time of 22:35.7 which was good for 48th, while Hausman (99th) and Frost (126th) clocked 23:23.0 and 24:23.1, respectively.
- To view the full meet results, click here.
The Blue Devils turn their attention to the postseason, beginning with the ACC Cross Country Championships set for Friday, Oct. 27 at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Fla.
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