Bulldog Track and Field Excel at Duke Invitational
Courtesy: UNCABulldogs.com
Release: 04/11/2011
Natalie Pearson finished 1st in the 200 meters at Duke on Saturday
Courtesy: UNC Asheville

DURHAM, N.C. - Senior sprinter Natalie Pearson earned a first and second place finish at the 2011 Duke Invitational on Saturday, winning the 200 meters with a time of 24.14 and then finishing two-hundredths of a second from winning the 100 meters at Wallace Wade Stadium.

Pearson ran a time of 11.80 in the 100, placing second behind event winner Ashley McCoy (11.78) of North Carolina Central.

Emma Bussard placed ninth in the 3000m Steeplechase, running a time of 10:53.29. Kylie Smith posted a time of 10:21.69 in the 3000m run to earn a 12th place finish. Ashlei Clodfelter threw a distance of 35.61m in the javelin to place 14th in the event.

In the high jump, Meredith Foster finished in a tie for 16th after earning a mark of 1.55m. Melanie Kulesz finished 22nd in the 1500m running a time of 4:39.09.

On the men's side, Milan Ristic continued his strong freshman campaign, earning a third place finish in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.80 and a ninth place finish in the 200m with a time of 22.16.

Simon Haake placed third in the javelin, with a throw of 68.15m. John Barringer placed 10th in Section D of the 5000m run, finishing with a time of 15:52.42.

Sam Maynard placed 17th in the 800m, posting a time of 1:54.51 Eliud Chirchir placed fourth in the 800m developmental with a time of 1:57.23.

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