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Hasay, Murphy named finalists for U.S. Olympic Committee's Best of April


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- The United States Olympic Committee today announced the finalists for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of April, which recognize the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes from last month.


Boston Marathon bronze medalist Jordan Hasay (Arroyo Grande, California) and reigning USATF Athlete of the Week Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) are finalists for the Female and Male Athlete of the Month, respectively. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite athletes and teams at through midnight Monday, May 8.


Hasay finished third at the Boston Marathon, recording the fastest marathon debut by an American woman in 2:23:00 and becoming the fourth-fastest marathoner in USATF history. Hasay has twice won USATF Athlete of the Month in 2017.


Murphy anchored the U.S. 4x800 team to victory over Kenya at the IAAF World Relays, while also winning the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships in 3:59.96, the 1500m at Drake Relays in 3:41.75 and the 800m at Mt. SAC Relays with a world-leading time of 1:43.60.


Each of the finalists automatically qualify for consideration for the 2017 Team USA Awards presented by Dow Best of the Year. Their collective accomplishments tell the inspiring story of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes year-round. A complete list of monthly finalists from the 2016-17 qualification period can be found at The 2017 Best of the Year Awards will be held in December.


Fans can follow along with #USATF on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook.


Amanda Brooks
Marketing and Communications Manager
USA Track & Field

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