College Sports

Duke’s Erica Brand places 21st outdoors in discus at NCAA meet

Competing Saturday on the final day of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., Duke graduate student Erica Brand placed 21st in the women’s discus.

Brand wrapped up her final season in Durham on the sport’s biggest stage, her first trip to Eugene since making it as a sophomore in 2012. After fouling her first attempt, the Shawnee, Kan., product tossed the implement 165-11 (50.57m) on her second throw. Needing to move into the top nine to earn a spot in finals and three more attempts, Brand was unable to improve her mark, throwing a nearly identical 165-10 (50.54m) on her third and final try.

ECU: Junior jumper Avion Jones placed third in the high jump at the NCAA meet and came away with a First Team All-American selection. Jones set an ECU record with a clearance of 2.25-meters (7’ 4.5”).

His career-best mark was just 1.25 inches shy of first place.

Wake Forest: Senior Kyle Graves used a 51.92 second final 400m kick to earn a sixth-place finish and first team All-American honors in the men’s 1,500m final at the NCAA meet.

Women’s Golf

Duke: Rising senior Celine Boutier secured a 4 and 3 victory over Linnea Strom to claim the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship at the Portstewart Golf Club in Northern Ireland.