DURHAM, N.C. – Duke safety Jeremy McDuffie excelled in a second sport this spring, spending time with the Blue Devil track & field program. Last weekend at the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Atlanta, McDuffie earned All-ACC accolades after placing fourth in the 110-meter hurdles and fifth in the triple jump.
“We are incredibly proud of Jeremy’s accomplishments at the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend in Atlanta,” Blue Devil assistant football coach Matt Guerrieri said. “He continues to perform at a championship level on the field, track, and in the classroom. Jeremy is a gifted athlete who is a terrific representative of both programs and we could not be happier watching him succeed in both sports.”
McDuffie posted a time of 14.29 in Saturday’s preliminaries of the 110-meter hurdles, good for the second-fastest mark in Duke history. In Sunday’s championship race, he posted a time of 14.35.
In the triple jump, McDuffie collected a second All-ACC honor with a fifth-place showing thanks to a leap of 50-9.25.
“The thing that stands out about Jeremy is his competitiveness,” Duke track & field associate head coach Shawn Wilbourn said. “He’s able to line up against the guy next to him and just compete.