Blue Devil Adds Graduation Transition Trilogy to Class of 2022

DURHAM – Duke athletics and cross country will welcome three graduate transitions to the program for the 2022-23 campaign. The trio features a pair of throwers and a distance runner, raising the upcoming 2022 rank to 11 members.

Robbie Otal, Ashlyn Ramos and Ilhame Tamrouti includes the group of signers. The group that joins the newly admitted freshmen Nick Falk, Dalia Frias, Julia Jackson, Jeremy Kain, Gianna Locci, Allison Neiders, Fallon Spearman and Lauren Tolbert.

“I’m excited to add these talented pitchers to Duke’s 2022 recruiting class,” assistant athletics coach Angelo Posilico speak. “As graduates, they will come to a high level of maturity and past success in college will benefit our entire team. I hope each of them will make a difference. make an immediate impact and enhance the competitive excellence of our throwing program.”

A native of Oak Park, California, Otal will join the Blues after his senior season at Princeton. Otal is second all-time on the discus throw list in the Princeton records, when his shot at the Turkey Toss Meet was 59.86m (196-4 feet). Twice (2018, 2019) NCAA Regional Qualifier, Ivy League Runner-up and All-Ivy League Runner-up honored in outdoor discus throw, Otal qualified for US Olympics 2021 after throwing 60.02m at the event met at the Chula Vista Training Center but was unable to compete in the event due to injury.

Signing up as the team’s sole runner, Ramos will bring Duke’s completed distance pedigree. Three times selected as the Patriot League First Team in the national championship and twice the All-Region, Ramos won the individual title of the Patriot League national championship in the spring of 2021. Most recently, she finished as runner-up (21:09.1) at the Patriot League Championship in October before reaching 20:33.9 to take 14th place in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region. Ramos received a big slot for the 2021 NCAA National Championships, becoming only the second athlete in Bucknell history to qualify twice for the event and the first Bison to qualify twice individually.

“We’re thrilled to have Ashlyn join us next year as she pursues her graduate degree,” said cross country head coach. Angela Reckart. “She brings a wealth of experience to the team, having qualified individually for the NCAA National Cross Country Championships twice in her career and excelling on the track at the 5,000 and 10,000 metres. I look forward to her. had the opportunity to work with her to help her achieve some lofty personal and team goals with the Blue Devils.”

Sammamish, Wash., Indigenous also excelled on the track, owning the highest 10,000m overall time, along with the second-best 5,000m time in show history. Ramos collected the program’s 10,000m record at the 2021 Virginia Challenge, where her PR of 34:04.76 crushed the previous best by just over 20 seconds, before claiming 2nd place. Bucknell’s 5,000m at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships in late May with a time of 16 hours 23.75 to take the silver. She also finished first in the 10,000m (35:37.52) at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships, 37th in the 2021 NCAA Eastern Qualifiers at 35:44.50 and had a PR of 16:16. in 5000m.

Hailing from Kampen, Netherlands, Tamrouti is set to join the Blue Devils after she finished her college term at Loyola Chicago, where she experienced resounding success in javelin throwing. Two-time Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) outdoor champion (2019, 2021) and two-time All-MVC (2019, 2021) selection in the javelin throw, Tamrouti set the all-time Rambler record and individual achievement. The best in javelin throw followed her throw at 166-06 feet (50.74m) in the 2021 NCAA Western Preliminary Qualifiers. Tamrouti’s performance earned her a ticket to the Championships. NCAA and made her the second female track and field athlete in program history to qualify for the event.

The 2019 MVC Outdoor Freshman of the Year earned the 2021 title of the United States Athletics and Field Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Outdoor All-America to become the fourth all-American woman in program history. submit. As a sophomore, Tamrouti competed in the high jump in the indoor season – her 5-01.25 feet (1.56m) distance, which she posted at the Cardinal Opener, was a PR and standing all-time seventh in show history. She was twice selected to the USTFCCA All-Around Academic Team and twice named the MVC Scholar Female Athlete.

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Huynh Nguyen

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