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Women's Track and Field

Dukes Open 2019 with Second-Place Showing at Marshall Women's Classic

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Bethany Evankovich set a new program record in the 60-meter dash as the Duquesne women's track and field team opened the 2019 portion of the indoor season with a second-place performance at the Marshall Women's Classic on Saturday afternoon at the Chris Cline Athletics Complex.

The Dukes finished with a score of 129, just one half of a point behind the host Thundering Herd (129.5). James Madison placed third (108) followed by Ohio fourth (70.5) and Wright State fifth (37).

Evankovich set the new record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.70, besting Tacquaya Tobias' time of 7.71 set in 2012. Evankovich placed second in the event to go with a first-place showing in the 200-meter dash (24.79) for Duquesne.

Elizabeth Morris paced the 3000-meter run for the Dukes with a time of 10:12.40 while Maris Seto won the high jump with a mark of 1.62m. In addition, Duquesne's 4x400-meter relay won the event at 3:54.98.  

Kel-Lisa Sebwe finished second in the 400-meter dash (58.03), Maiah Yankello placed second in the 800-meter run (2:13.57)and Chyna Beck finished secnd in the triple jump (11.55m) for the Dukes.

Amberly Valeriano posted a second-place finish in the long jump (5.51m) and a third-place mark in the 60-meter hurdles (9.16).

NEXT UP
The Dukes travel to Youngstown, Ohio on Friday, Jan. 18 for the Youngstown State Open Meet, the first of two meets hosted by the Penguins this indoor season.
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