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Cara Dukes
Position: Sprints
Year: Senior
Hometown: Highland, Mich.
High School: Milford HS
Cara Dukes
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 07/06/2010

2010 (Outdoor Track and Field): Finished seventh in the 400m (56.83) at the MAC Outdoor Championships … ran a leg in the 4x400m relay (3:48.10) that finished sixth at the conference meet … took runner-up with a season-best 56.41 in the 400m at the Lenny Lyle/Clarke Wood Invitational.

2010 (Indoor Track and Field):
Took sixth-place in the 400m (57.12) at the MAC Indoor Championships … ran a leg in the 4x400m relay (3:53.50) that finished fifth at the conference meet … won the 400m with a season-best 56.46 at the Chippewa Invitational.

2009 (Outdoor Track and Field): Member of both the 4x100m and 4x400m (3:51.41) relay teams that scored at the MAC Outdoor Championships … ran a career-best 55.45 in the 400m at the Jesse Owens Classic.

2009 (Indoor Track and Field): Scored at the MAC Indoor Championships with a third-place finish in the 400m (55.98) … also ran a leg on the 4x400m relay (3:51.54) that scored indoors.

2008 (Outdoor Track and Field):
Member of the 4x400m relay squad (3:47.24) that earned second team all-MAC honors with a runner-up finish at the MAC Outdoor Championships … scored in the 400m (58.21) with an eighth-place finish outdoors.

2008 (Indoor Track and Field): Scored with a seventh-place finish in the 400m (57.85) at the MAC Indoor Championships … ran a leg on the 4x400m relay team (3:53.13) that scored indoors … placed second in the 400m (60.09) at the Chippewa Open  … finished runner-up in the 200m (25.54) at the BGSU Quadrangular.

2007 (Outdoor Track and Field):
Ran a leg on the 4x100m relay team (46.12) that placed third at the MAC Outdoor Championships … placed second in the 200m (26.10) at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge.

2007 (Indoor Track and Field):
Scored at the MAC Indoor Championships with an eighth-place finish in the 60m (7.82) … took second in the 60m (7.79) at the Jack Skoog Open  … finished fifth in the 60m (7.84) at the Michigan Intercollegiates.

High School—
Member of state champion 4x400m relay quartet in 2006 … garnered the Balwajeder Award as the best runner in the Kensington Valley Conference as a senior … earned all-conference honors six times, all-region honors four times and all-county accolades twice … member of the Board of Education.

Career Bests— 60m (7.79); 100m (12.26); 200m (25.06); 400m (55.45).

Personal—
Parents are Michael and Barbara Dukes … marketing major with a minor in legal studies … member of the NAACP and SAAC.