Milan Duka
Milan Duka
Height: 5-11
Year: Gr.
Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia
High School: Aviation Academy
Major: Innovation MBA

2017 – Graduate
Part of the team that won the 2017 CACC Championships…Earned NCAA All-Region honors from the USTFCCCA after finishing 12th of 159 runners with a time of 34:03.1 (5:29 pace) at the 2017 NCAA DII East Region Championships, the highest finisher in program history since the school added cross country in 2005…Missed qualifying for the NCAA Nationals by about 25 seconds…Grabbed 2017 All-CACC recognition for finishing fourth at the CACC Championships with a time of 27:31.2 (5:32 pace), his only finish outside of the top three all season…Finished top three in six of seven meets before regionals…Won the Philadelphia Metro Championship on Sept. 9 and the Delaware Invitational on Sept. 16…Named the CACC Runner of the Week (Sept. 11, Sept. 19, Sept. 25) three times in the fall of 2017 with three weekly honor roll mentions (Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Oct. 9).

Date Meet Place Race Time Pace
Sept. 2, 2017 DelVal Invitational  2nd  5k  16:26  5:18
Sept. 9, 2017 Philadelphia Metro  1st  8k  27:09  5:27
Sept. 16, 2017 Delaware Invitational  1st  8k  27:04  5:26
Sept. 23, 2017 Osprey Open  2nd  8k  26:17  5:17
Sept. 29, 2017 Paul Short Run  3rd  8k  25:53  5:13
Oct. 7, 2017 Jack Saint Clair Memorial  2nd  8k  27:40  5:34
Oct. 22, 2017 CACC Championship  4th  8k  27:31  5:32
Nov. 4, 2017 NCAA East Region Championship  12th  10k  34:03  5:29


2016 – Junior (at Bryant University)

Bryant's top runner for the third-straight season…Earned All-NEC honors for the third-straight season after finishing seventh at the NEC Championships (27:46.2)… Finished sixth at the Nassaney Invitational and eighth at the Ted Owens Invitational …Posted his best time of the season at the New England Championships, finishing 51st with a time of 25:49.0…Posted a time of 33:19.32 at the NCAA Regionals.

2015 – Sophomore (at Bryant University)
Bryant's top runner…Competed in five races…Earned All-NEC honors after finishing 10th at the NEC Championships (25:45.8)…Finished 32nd in the Nassaney Invitational with a time of 15:46…Finished 66th at the New England Championships with a time of 25:43.8…Finished 110th at the NCAA Regionals with a time of 32:46.

2014 – Freshman (at Bryant University)
Competed in five of the seven races for the Bulldogs in 2014…Earned All NEC Honors in his first year…Ran a season best 25:55.65 at the New England Championships (66th)…Finished 13th at the Ted Owen Invitational (27:11.00)…Finished 21st at the Rothenberg Invitational (26:03.58)…Finished 9th at the NEC Championships (26:32.41)…Finished 181st at the NCAA Regionals (33:22.07).

Background
Ran cross country and track and field in Serbia…Crowned the National Champion of Serbia in cross country from 2008-14 and the National Champion of Belgium in 2014…Earned the Balkan Championship vice-champion, awarded to best athlete in track and field in the entire country…Holds national records in the 2000m steeplechase for U16 category with a time of 6:10.07…Competed in the IAAF Youth World Championships and European Championships…Won over 140 medals in his career.

Personal
Son of Desa and Savo Duka…Has two brothers, Petar and Dusan…His hobbies include soccer and fishing.