Camels record five top-10 finishes, five PR's on day two of Duke Invite

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DURHAM, N.C. – The Fighting Camels notched five top-10 finishes and five personal-best marks to highlight day two performances at the Duke Invite. Campbell's best finishes of the day came in the men's 1500m as Amon Kemboi and Amon Terer finished third and fourth overall, respectively.

Campbell began the day with field events as Shenelle McKay competed in the women's high jump, placing fifth overall in the meet after clearing 1.63m. Alize Graham put up a season-best mark of 13.34m in the men's triple jump to round out field performances for the Camels.

CU's first running event was the men's 400m hurdles, where three athletes represented the Fighting Camels. Chigozie Atavwigho placed eighth in the event with a personal-best time of 53.13, which currently ranks second in the Big South this season. Marcus Mize put up a mark of 58.21, just .03 seconds from his PR, while Ka'Deem Wynn made his collegiate 400m hurdles debut with a time of 59.63.

Up next for Campbell was the men's 200m dash, where Daequon Carr had CU's fastest time of the day with a mark of 22.46. Senior Jacob Carter put up the second-fastest mark of his career with a 22.83 performance, while freshman Collin Cooper finished in 22.95.

Reigning Big South Women's Track Athlete of the Week Janai Scott finished fifth in the women's 200m, posting a mark of 24.12 at the meet. Isis Brooks (24.59) and Racheal Brown (24.67) each notched PR's in the event to round out CU's 200m competitors.

The next event was the men's 1500m, where Kemboi placed third overall with a Big South-leading mark of 3:47.19 in his first collegiate 1500m. Terer finished right behind Kemboi to place fourth at the meet with a personal-best time of 3:50.95. Campbell junior Kelvin Kirui also competed in the event, finishing 17th out of 66 competitors with a performance of 3:56.01.

The final event of the meet for Campbell was the women's 1500m. Campbell senior Amina Alvarez-Barkane led the Camels with a time of 4:52.46, while junior Kaelyn Yoder posted a PR with a mark of 5:18.74 in her 1500m season debut.

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