BLACKSBURG, Va. – Duke track and field wrapped up competition at the Doc Hale Invitational on Saturday with the Blue Devil women notching top-five program marks in the 200m, shot put and triple jump events behind the respective performances of the graduate transfer trio of Tina Martin, MaKayla Mason and Tia Rozario.
In addition, the Blue Devils earned event wins in the women’s 4x400m relay and 200m dash.
- Tia Rozario was the first of the three Blue Devil women to secure her spot on the program charts Saturday, with the graduate student taking part in the women’s triple jump and delivering the best performance of her career en route to a top-five finish.
- Rozario opened the competition with a bang as she produced her furthest leap of the competition on her opening attempt. She jumped out to a mark of 12.79m (41-11.50 feet) to place fourth while improving her No. 2 all-time program mark in the process by more than a foot and a half. Additionally, both of Rozario’s marks set this weekend were Singapore National Indoor records.
- Over on the track, Tina Martin slotted herself in the Duke record book via a strong outing in the women’s 200m. Martin finished second as she clocked a time of 23.81 seconds – good for No. 4 all-time in program lore.
- Rounding out the trio with a runner-up finish in the shot put was MaKayla Mason, who also set the tone from the jump producing her best throw on the initial attempt.
- Mason tossed the shot put 16.56m (54-4.00 feet) to tally the second-place finish and improve her own No. 2 Duke mark by nearly three feet.
- Duke also turned in a pair of event wins via the 200m and women’s 4x400m.
- Competing alongside Martin, classmate Halle Bieber sprinted to a finish of 23.55 seconds to claim the top overall spot among the competition field.
- The women’s 4x400m saw the Duke relay unit of Lauren Tolbert, Bieber, Julia Jackson and Martin cross the finish line in 3:38.62 to pick up the event win.
- The full results from the Doc Hale Invitational can be seen here.
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