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Sydnei Murphy took home two third-place finishes in the long jump and as a part of the sprint medley relay team.

Sydnei Murphy, Jeremy McDuffie lead Duke track and field at Penn Relays

In the 120-plus year history of the Penn Relays, the renowned competition has seen its fair share of Olympians as well as top collegiate and high school athletes grace the track at Franklin Field. This weekend in Philadelphia, some Blue Devils got to join that group for the first time. With Duke splitting its track and field squad between the 123rd Penn Relays and the Virginia Grand Prix at Lannigan Field in Charlottesville, Va., plenty of Blue Devils were able to put their best feet forward in their last weekend of "regular-season" competition before a break for finals and the ACC championships in two weeks.  Sophomores Sydnei Murphy and Jeremy McDuffie captured third- and fourth-place honors in their respective events in Philadelphia—Murphy in both the long jump and sprint medley and McDuffie in the triple jump.