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Athletic Hall of Fame 2012 - Kurt Dunn
Dunn vaulted his way into the Alfred State and NJCAA record books during his career at Alfred State. Dunn won back-to-back NJCAA Division III Outdoor national championships in the pole vault.
Dunn won Region III titles in back-to-back years in both the indoor and outdoor seasons. He went on to nationals in 2003 and won the NJCAA DIII national championships with a vault of 4.69 m. In 2004 he won the national championship with a new championship meet record of 4.96 m. This record still stands today.
Dunn also went to consecutive NJCAA Indoor national championships. In 2003 he finished in 3rd place (15’3.75”) and in 2004 he took 5th place honors.
Dunn remains the all-time leader in Alfred State history for his performances during the indoor season (16’) and outdoor season (4.98 m).
Other career highlights include a 3rd place finish at the prestigious Penn Relays in 2004 with a vault of 15’1/4”, being named the Alfred State Freshman Athlete of the Year in 2003, and running the 100 m in 10.94.
Dunn continued to vault after finishing his collegiate career at Alfred. He vaulted a career best 17’3” before retiring in the winter of 2012. He is currently an assistant coach at Lafayette College.