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October 13, 2020
Duffus selected as September Athlete of the Month
, 18, of Fort Wayne has been named the USATF Indiana Athlete of the Month for September 2020. Duffus is a senior at Fort Wayne Carroll High School.
On September 5, at the Marion Invitational Duffus finished a close second to Nicki Southerland running 17:36; just .1 second behind Southerland.
The following week she ran 18:35 at the Northrop Bruin Invitational to finish second to Addison Knoblauch.
She finished the month off with a win at the New Haven Invitational on September 26. She ran 17:36 to defeat Knoblauch by 30 seconds.
Duffus has announced that she plans to attend Penn State University following graduation. She is a two-time USATF Indiana Athlete of the Year (2019 U20 Cross Country and 2016 13-14 Youth Cross Country). She was the 2017 USATF
national youth indoor champion
in the 1500m and 3000m; setting a still standing meet record in the 1500m of 4:40.62.
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