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U-D’s Murfin Named National D-3 Field Athlete of the Year

The University of Dubuque’s Blaze Murfin has been named the NCAA Division Three Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Murfin totaled 16 points at the NCAA meet after qualifying in all three throwing events. He won the shot put title with a mark of 61-1¼, which made him the 10th best performer in NCAA DIII history. He placed third in the discus throw and finished right outside of scoring in the hammer throw. During the regular season, Murfin qualified for the Drake Relays in both the shot put and hammer and was named Field MVP at the IIAC Championships.

Murfin is the first male athlete from Dubuque to be named Men’s National Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year.


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