Duke

XC: Duke Women Finish Seventh, Men 30th at NCAAs

Posted November 17, 2012

Duke Logo

— Sophomore Kelsey Lakowske earned All-America honors as the Duke men’s and women’s cross country teams wrapped up the 2012 campaign Saturday at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, hosted by the University of Louisville at E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer State Park.

The Blue Devil women, ranked 10th nationally heading into the weekend, came away with a seventh-place showing for the program’s best performance at the championship meet since taking third in 2005. The men’s squad placed 30th overall out of 31 teams to move up one spot from its initial seeding.

The Duke women tallied 300 points on the afternoon, while Oregon took home the team title with 114 points, 69 points ahead of second-place finisher Providence (183). Stanford (198), Florida State (202), Michigan (247), Arizona (263), Duke, Connecticut (304), Washington (334) and New Mexico (341) rounded out the top 10 schools. Betsy Saina of Iowa State crossed the line at 19:27.9 to capture the individual crown.

“We’ve really been focusing all year on trying to be the best team we could be and we certainly rose to the challenge,” said women’s head coach Kevin Jermyn. “This was a big thrill and a big confidence boost, especially since we had some young, first-timers in this group.”

Lakowske led the way for Duke, recording a personal-best time of 20:03.4 over 6K to take 20th place out of 253 finishers. The All-America accolades capped what has been a breakout season for the Boulder, Colo., native, who also collected All-Southeast Region and All-Atlantic Coast Conference recognition this season. Joining Lakowske on the All-America team was senior Juliet Bottorff, who crossed the line 27th with a time of 20:06.1. Also an All-ACC and All-Southeast Region performer this season, Bottorff garnered the first All-America honors of her career, moving up an impressive 33 spots from her last appearance at the national meet in 2010.

“Kelsey had her best race of the season,” Jermyn said. “She really stepped her up performance and that was impressive for her first national meet. Juliet had a solid day and ran composed throughout the entire race. They provided a really strong one-two punch that helped us achieve great team results.”

Sophomore Carolyn Baskir clocked a 6K personal best of 20:38.9 to finish 81st in her first NCAA Championships appearance, followed by graduate student Suejin Ahn in 111th place at 20:52.3 and senior Madeline Morgan, who took 160th at 21:10.6 in her third NCAA Championships appearance in four years. Senior Ashley Brasovan was Duke’s sixth finisher in 206th (21:33.5) and junior Gabby Levac the seventh in 226th place (21:46.4).

“It was great to be able to have such good results and end the year on a positive note,” Jermyn said. “From start to end it was a fun ride.”

Junior Brian Atkinson paced the Blue Devil men with a 129th-place performance, posting a personal-best time of 30:58.8 over 10K. Senior Mike Moverman – an All-ACC performer earlier this season – came in 179th at 31:25.8, and graduate student James Kostelnik crossed the line at 31:28.2 to take 183rd and drop over a minute from his performance at last weekend’s NCAA Southeast Regional Championships. Sophomore Shaun Thompson placed 191st with a time of 31:33.0 in his first national meet showing and junior Lucas Talavan-Becker grabbed Duke’s fifth spot at 31:50.2, finishing 208th overall.

Junior Christian Britto finished 217th at 32:03.2 and senior Dominick Robinson battled through illness to come in 230th at 32:24.8.
As a team, Duke totaled 725 points in a 30th-place performance. Oklahoma State won the national team title with a score of 72 points, while Kennedy Kithuka of Texas Tech cruised to the individual championship with a time of 28:31.3.

“This team achieved a lot of great things to get here,” said men’s head coach Norm Ogilvie. “We really fought hard all year long. Each of our top seven guys made significant contributions to the team. Of the eight guys that made the trip, six of them are back next year so we’re optimistic about the future.”

The Blue Devil women round out the 2012 season with a final record of 140-21 while the men conclude the fall campaign with an 86-45 ledger.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • HighSchoolOT Live: Kickoff special

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Football Friday

    Tomorrow at 11:35 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Premier League Soccer: Stoke City vs. Arsenal

    Saturday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series #3: Bristol

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • P&G Gymnastics Championships

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • AVP Pro Beach Volleyball: Manhattan Beach

    Sunday at 2:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Golf: Solheim Cup

    Sunday at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Premier League Soccer : Manchester United vs. Leicester

    Saturday, Aug. 26 at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL Football Carolina Panthers at Tennessee Titans

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL Football Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys

    Saturday at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Minor League Baseball
International League
Rochester1Final
Columbus4
Lehigh Valley6Final
Norfolk1
Indianapolis1Final
Buffalo4
Durham 3:35 PT4:35 MT5:35 CT6:35 ET4:35 MT6:35 ET11:35 GMT7:35 北京时间
Syracuse 
Gwinnett 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 
Toledo 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Charlotte 
Pawtucket 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Louisville 
Womens British (LPGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1I. Kim-18F
2J. Ewart Shadoff-16F
3tG. Hall-13F
3tC. Masson-13F
3tM. Wie-13F
6J. Shin-12F
7tS. Feng-11F
7tH. Kim-11F
7tS. Lewis-11F
7tA. Nordqvist-11F
View Full Leaderboard
 
Paul Lawrie (EURO)
Leader in BOLD/CAPS
MatchHScore
Im v BJERREGAARD146 and 4
Fisher v FRITSCH181 up
Jamieson v PAISLEY221 up
Morrison v KIMSEY172 and 1
WALL v Walker181 up
Havret v PORTEOUS172 and 1
OTAEGUI v Stal164 and 2
Hanson v BERTASIO172 and 1
Drysdale v JACQUELIN182 up
ROCK v Warren201 up
Colsaerts v WU154 and 3
KARLBERG v Wallace145 and 4
CAMPILLO v Aguilar172 and 1
Peterson v DONALDSON172 and 1
MOLINARI v Karlsson241 up
CHESTERS v Gouveia164 and 2
DETRY v De La Riva173 and 1
ELVIRA v Walters181 up
Bland v CANIZARES173 and 1
Hanson v LAWRIE201 up
Bourdy v FRASER172 and 1
KIEFFER v Carlsson154 and 3
Jensen v KNAPPE172 and 1
Dredge v DUBUISSON163 and 2
Pavon v ILONEN118 and 7
Quesne v SIEM172 and 1
DUNNE v Holman136 and 5
FAHRBRING v Edfors172 and 1
SOUTHGATE v Wattel163 and 2
CARLSSON v Brooks172 and 1
Ramsay v LEWIS163 and 2
LOMBARD v Gros172 and 1
View Full Leaderboard
Fiji Intl (EURO)
PosNameScoreThru
1tD. Pearce-65
1tD. Valente-64
3D. McKenzie-57
4tT. Sinnott-46
4tP. Wilson-46
4tG. Green-4
7tA. Bland-39
7tJ. Scrivener-37
7tT. Pilkadaris-36
7tW. Ormsby-36
View Full Leaderboard
 
3M Championship (CHMP)
PosNameScoreThru
1P. Goydos - z-20F
2G. Sauers - y-20F
3tB. Jobe-18F
3tS. Stricker-18F
3tK. Sutherland-18F
6S. Verplank-17F
7tM. Dawson-16F
7tK. Perry-16F
7tW. Short, Jr.-16F
7tD. Waldorf-16F
View Full Leaderboard
z = Won in Playoff   y = Lost in Playoff
 
ATP Scoreboard
Thursday, Aug. 17
Western & Southern Open (ATP/WTA)
Third Round
(7) G. Dimitrov6 7    
J. Del Potro3 5    
Y. Sugita60 6 6   
K. Khachanov77 3 3   
N. Basilashvi4 64    
J. Donaldson6 77    
(11) P. Carreno Bu4 4    
D. Ferrer6 6    
(3) D. Thiem3     
A. Mannarino3     
(14) J. Isner 
F. Tiafoe 
N. Kyrgios 
I. Karlovic 
(1) R. Nadal 
A. Ramos-Vino 
 
WTA Scoreboard
Thursday, Aug. 17
Western & Southern Open (ATP/WTA)
Third Round
(2) S. Halep6 6    
(15) A. Sevastova4 3    
(8) S. Kuznetsova6 6    
C. Suarez Nav2 4    
(6) C. Wozniacki6 6    
A. Barty4 2    
(4) G. Muguruza6 3 2   
(16) M. Keys4 6 2   
(7) J. Konta 
(11) D. Cibulkova 
(1) K. Pliskova 
C. Giorgi 
(5) E. Svitolina 
J. Goerges 
S. Stephens 
E. Makarova