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 Michael Foley

Honors: NCAA East First Round Participant (Hammer Throw - 2013)...Outdoor School Record Holder (Hammer Throw - 2015)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2013, 2014, 2015)

2014-15: Indoors, placed seventh in both the shot put and the weight throw at the Carolina Cup (1/16), notching marks of 42-5.75 (12.95) and 48-9.50 (14.87), respectively…Outdoors, served as Duke’s hammer throw specialist…recorded five top-five placings in seven competitions…reset his own school record in the hammer throw at the Duke Invitational (4/11), sending the implement 190-0 (57.92) to finish fourth…opened the season with a win at the Carolina Relays (3/21) after registering a mark of 174-11 (53.62)…claimed third place at the VertKlasse Meeting (4/4), Georgia Tech Invite (4/17) and Duke Twilight (5/6)…used a throw of 183-9 (56.02) to place 14th at the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/14)…competed in the discus three times, highlighted by an eighth-place showing at the Duke Invitational (4/11) after throwing a season-best 147-8 (45.02) … selected to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in as many years.

2013-14: Indoors, posted the second-furthest mark in Duke history in the weight throw with a 55-3 (16.84) effort at the ACC Indoor Championships, placing 10th at the event…opened his 2014 indoor campaign with a second-place finish in the weight throw at the Joe Hilton Invitational (1/18)…Outdoors, Duke’s primary hammer thrower…posted a season-best mark of 184-11 (56.38) en route to a 22nd-place finish at the Texas Relays (3/27)…qualified for the ACC Outdoor Championships and placed eighth in the hammer throw with a distance of 179-6 (54.73)…recorded third-place finishes in the hammer throw at the VertKlasse Meeting (4/5), Carolina Relays (3/22) and the Joe Hilton Invitational (4/12).

2012-13: Did not compete during the indoor season…Outdoors, served as Duke’s top performer in the hammer throw…broke the school record multiple times throughout the season with his best throw measuring 189-4 (57.72) to win the Duke Invitational…narrowly missed All-ACC honors with a fourth place finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 174-2 (53.10)…qualified for the NCAA East First Round.

Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner in track & field at Notre Dame Prep...2012 Arizona state champion in the discus...regional champion in the discus (2011) and the hammer throw (2012)...holds the Arizona hammer throw state record with a mark of 215-9...two-time participant in the USA Junior National Meet in the hammer throw...lettered one year in football as an offensive lineman...third degree black belt Tang Soo Do...member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born November 8, 1993...son of Michael Foley and Lisa Dado...has two older sisters (Bonnie and Molly).

Indoor PRs
Shot Put- 42-5.75 (12.95) (1/16/2015)
Weight Throw- 55-3.00 (16.84) (2) (2/27/2014)

Outdoor PRs
Hammer Throw- 190-0 (57.92)* (4/11/2015)
Discus- 173-1 (52.76) (High School)
Shot Put- 50-8 (15.44) (High School)

Position: Throws
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
City/State: Paradise Valley, Ariz.
High School: Notre Dame Prep
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