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College notebook: NC State long jumper Alexis Perry leaps to national No. 1 ranking

Alexis Perry won the long jump with a national ranking-tying leap of 20 feet, 10 inches; she also finished first in the 60-meter hurdles on day two of the Virginia Tech Invitational on Saturday to lead seven Wolfpack student-athletes in top-five finishes.

Perry’s leap tied her first place in the national rankings alongside Kentucky’s Sha’Keela Saunders.

Tiana Patillo finished fifth in the 400 meters. All-American SeQuoia Watkins finished second in the shot put, just ahead of Alyssa Dunn.

On the men’s side, Jonathan Addison finished second in the long jump, Jule Rich finished fifth in the shot put, and Quashawn Cunningham finished fifth in the 200 meters.


Duke: women earned first-place finishes in 12 of 16 events to top Georgia Tech by a 196-104 score Saturday at the Yellow Jackets’ Aquatic Center. With the dual meet victory, the squad improved to 8-1 on the season (2-1 ACC) for the program’s most wins since the 2007-08 campaign.

On the men’s side, Duke dropped a 200-88 decision to Georgia Tech to slip to 4-5 overall and 0-3 in the conference.

The Blue Devil divers contributed scoring as well, as sophomore Kirby Quinn placed second in the women’s 3-meter springboard competition (279.15), junior Kendall McClenney third (272.48) and freshman MaryEllen Targonski fourth (266.33).

Sophomore Peter Kropp was a double winner for the Blue Devil men, taking the 100 (55.33) and 200 (2:02.44) breaststroke. Sophomore Michael Miller clocked a season-best mark of 4:01.03 to best the field in the 400 IM and was second in the 200 butterfly, while classmate Bradley Cline turned in a first-place showing in the 200 backstroke (1:50.61) and touched second in the 200 freestyle and the 400 IM.

East Carolina: Junior Bailie Monahan led the team to victory over Old Dominion on Senior Day as she won the 200-yard butterfly with a Minges Natatorium pool record. The Pirate men recorded 11 first-place finishes, while the women recorded 12 en route to the men’s squad earning a 169-125 victory over Old Dominion, while the women won 185-110.

Monahan set the standard for the Pirates in the 200-yard butterfly after finishing the event in 2:00.61 for a total of nine points.


Barton: The men won their second Conference Carolinas victory in as many days after defeating North Greenville in straight sets, 25-9, 25-22, 25-21 ,at Wilson Gymnasium.

The Bulldogs produced a .333 attack percentage in the match, the best hitting performance in the program’s four-year history. The previous high had been .327, recorded in a straight-set win last season at McKendree University.

With the victory, Barton improved to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in league play. The loss left the Crusaders, in their first season of men’s volleyball competition, 0-5 overall and 0-3 in the conference.