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Duke Blue Devils Best Fit For MCC's Amanda Beach Todd Grasley Nov 8, 2016

Melbourne Central Catholic senior Amanda Beach is one of the top distance recruits in the state of Florida for the class of 2017. Beach, who recently finished 5th at the 2A Cross Country Finals and has PR's of 5:05.86 (1,600m), 10:48.35 (3,200m), and 17:47.60 (5k XC), recently announced her college decision to attend Duke University. We caught up with her to talk about the recruiting process, picking the Blue Devils, the upcoming track season, and more.

The Atkinsons: Foot Locker Finalists, Married Couple Isabel Hanewicz Dec 11, 2015

The Atkinson household has a total of four Foot Locker Nationals appearances between Brian and his wife Kayla (Hale). Hale, is the lone Floridian to make it to San Diego three times (2006-2008) while her husband made the trip in 2009. Isabel Hanewicz has the story of The Atkinsons: Foot Locker Finalists and married couple.

Foot Locker South's Fastest Floridians - Ashley Brasovan Todd Grasley Nov 25, 2015

Ashley Brasovan is one of a handful of Florida athletes to qualify for Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego two times while at Wellington High School. Her time of 17:07 set in 2007 as a junior is the fifth fastest ever by a Floridian at Foot Locker South. Brasovan ran in one of the best Foot Locker South races for Floridians when she finished sixth behind Brittany Koziara (4th), Emile Amero (3rd), and Kayla Hale (2nd). As a senior, she was 4th earning her spot among the nation's best. 

Where Are They Now? Daniel Moore Todd Grasley Dec 12, 2012

Daniel Moore was a part of the success at Holy Trinity in both track and field as well as cross country. Over his four years he won four state titles, one as an indidivual in the 3200 meters , and three team titles, two in cross country, and one in track and field. Moore is now a freshman at Duke University and just completed his first cross country season as a Blue Devil.

Where Are They Now? Ashley Brasovan Todd Grasley Dec 11, 2012

  Ashley Brasovan was one of the most decorated distance runners Florida has seen. While at Wellington High School, Brasovan won four cross country state titles, three outdoor state championships in the 3200 meters. On the national scene, she was the 2008 Foot Locker National Runner-Up,  2007 Foot Locker National Champion, 2007 National Gatorade Runner of the Year and a Nike Indoor and Outdoor National Champion in the two mile and 5K. Now Brasovan, is running at Duke where she is a senior. She missed her first two seasons due to injuries.  

Where Are They Now? Brian Atkinson Todd Grasley Dec 5, 2012

Former Melbourne standout Brian Atkinson made a name for himself during his high school career. He accumulated three state titles in track and cross country, was a Foot Locker Finalist, and named Gatorade Florida Cross Country Runner of the Year twice. Now a junior at Duke University, Atkinson talks about his college days and what he remembers most about running for Mel High.

Salute To Seniors: Daniel Moore - Holy Trinity Todd Grasley Jun 11, 2012

It was a great 2011-2012 in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. Many of our seniors will soon be on their way to start their college careers both athletically and academically so we wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature.

Kayla Hale: Space Coast HOF Inductee Todd Grasley May 1, 2012

With four consecutive Class 1A state titles in girls cross country, Kayla Hale’s name likely will never disappear from the Florida High School Athletics Association record book. (via spacecostdaily.com)

Maddie Morrow to become a Blue Devil Dec 17, 2011

Hoover senior Maddie Morrow has decided to continue her academic and athletic career at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.  Maddie is the top returning High Jumper in the state of Ohio, and has the top returning mark nationally for the Indoor High Jump and the second best returning mark nationally for the Outdoor High Jump. 

College Perspective: Kayla Hale Todd Grasley Dec 8, 2011

Maybe you are at the beginning of your high school career, and you’re fixated on how to do your hair for state (gotta love the Holy Trinity medusa hair), perhaps you’ve begun to think about what running in college might be like, or maybe you’re full force in the middle of confusion.

IC4A's/ECAC: BLUE DEVILS COMPLETE DOUBLE Elliot Denman May 16, 2011

PRINCETON, N.J. - “We’ve had a great season and this just adds to it.” Norm Oglivie, Duke University’s director of track and field and head coach, had a smile miles wide late Sunday afternoon, as he explained how his Blue Devils, men and women, ran off with twin team titles and carved out a big piece of history in the Northeast’s longest-running undergraduate track extravaganza.

NCAA Southeast Regional Recap Nolan Jez Nov 16, 2010

This past weekend (11/13) Tom Sawyer State Park of Louisville held host to the one of the nine NCAA regional XC meets, this one being for the Southeast region. This meet was contested on a very firm and fast course which proved so in the times produced at the meet. The gentlemen raced over 10k featuring two loops around the 5k course they made and the women raced 6K. This meet featured many unique things that were excellent for spectators such as real time splits on a electronic display with name and splits at each marker, this was due to the chip timing. This meet was one of nine regional meets that the top two teams from each region would get an automatic bid along with the top four individual runners who were not on teams getting an invite. Along with this the top 25 of each race received all region honors.

McDermott leads Blue Devils to DMR win Christopher Hunt Feb 5, 2010

Ryan McDermott had one of those moments. It was the kind of moment that instigates multiple cell phone calls and tell the same story over and over and over yet each time with a renewed excitement. He already had the story laid out for him. All the Duke senior needed to do was secure the happy ending. Ryan McDermott had one of those moments. It was the kind of moment that instigates multiple cell phone calls and tell the same story over and over and over yet each time with a renewed excitement. He already had the story laid out for him. All the Duke senior needed to do was secure the happy ending.

North Shore Christopher Hunt Nov 16, 2009

North Shore senior Brianna Welch, one of the top middle distance runners in the state since middle school, has verbally committed to compete at Duke University next year. She chose the Blue Devils after narrowing her choices to Duke, Virginia and Columbia.

Atkinson to be a Blue Devil Jason Byrne Nov 11, 2009

Brian Atkinson proclaimed to the world tonight on his Facebook page that he's going to be a Duke Blue Devil!  There seems to be a Florida connection in the works with prestigious Duke University.  Last year the state's top two girls commited to Duke--former Footlocker national champ Ashley Brasovan of Wellington and Footlocker finalist Kayla Hale of Holy Trinity--and now Great American champion Brian Atkinson of Melbourne.  We'll reach out to Brian to get some more details on his decision, but congrats to him!

Nine Blue Devils Selected to All-ACC Academic Team Aug 5, 2009

A total of six Wake Forest Track & Field athletes were named to the 2009 All-ACC Academic Outdoor Track & Field Team on Wednesday as announced by the ACC office.The men claimed seven spots and the women had two selected

Linnenbrink Joins Duke Track & Field Coaching Staff Jul 29, 2009

The women's cross country team welcomes four new student-athletes this fall. Freshmen Kristen Buchan, Claire Hagler, Allison Homer and transfer Katy Swain will join a nationally-recognized program under head coach Annie Bennett.B.J. Linnenbrink will work with Duke's throwers

Farias-Eisner Earns Wallace Wade Scholarship Jul 21, 2009

The women's cross country team welcomes four new student-athletes this fall. Freshmen Kristen Buchan, Claire Hagler, Allison Homer and transfer Katy Swain will join a nationally-recognized program under head coach Annie Bennett.B.J. Linnenbrink will work with Duke's throwersRunner to Pursue MALS at Duke

Three Blue Devils Named USTFCCCA All-Academic Jul 15, 2009

The women's cross country team welcomes four new student-athletes this fall. Freshmen Kristen Buchan, Claire Hagler, Allison Homer and transfer Katy Swain will join a nationally-recognized program under head coach Annie Bennett.B.J. Linnenbrink will work with Duke's throwersRunner to Pursue MALS at DukeClarke, McDermott and Farias-Eisner Appear on Academic Squad

Beach Named Gatorade Athlete Of The Year Jul 7, 2009

The women's cross country team welcomes four new student-athletes this fall. Freshmen Kristen Buchan, Claire Hagler, Allison Homer and transfer Katy Swain will join a nationally-recognized program under head coach Annie Bennett.B.J. Linnenbrink will work with Duke's throwersRunner to Pursue MALS at DukeClarke, McDermott and Farias-Eisner Appear on Academic SquadIncoming Freshman Earns National Honor

Lehman Breaks 1500m School Record Jul 1, 2009

The women's cross country team welcomes four new student-athletes this fall. Freshmen Kristen Buchan, Claire Hagler, Allison Homer and transfer Katy Swain will join a nationally-recognized program under head coach Annie Bennett.B.J. Linnenbrink will work with Duke's throwersRunner to Pursue MALS at DukeClarke, McDermott and Farias-Eisner Appear on Academic SquadIncoming Freshman Earns National HonorDuke Senior Tops Shannon Rowbury's Old Mark

Austin Gamble Throws Discus 201-5.5! Jason Byrne Mar 27, 2009

When the results came in last night I was skeptical.  A discus thrower who has remained largely unnoticed breaks out with his first reported throw of the year over 200 feet?  Must be a typo, right?  WRONG! Austin Gamble of Cypress Bay threw almost 40 feet farther than his season best of 165-10 from last season.  When this massive throw of the disc finally reached the ground again it had been hurled 201-5.5 feet, placing Austin as not only #2 in the nation (behind super-stud Mason Finley of Colorado) but #3 all-time in the state of Florida. 

Kayla Hale Makes Decision, Joins Brasovan as Blue Devil Kyle Butler Dec 16, 2008

Over the past four years Kayla Hale has become a constant on cross county courses in the state of Florida and beyond. Hale’s efforts didn’t go unnoticed. Schools came from near and far, and after months of visits, calls and soul searching a decision has been made. Kayla Hale will become a Duke Blue Devil.