Joseph Blue
Joseph  Blue

Bakersfield, Calif.

High School:
East Bakersfield HS


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Last updated on May 5, 2013

Outdoor (Sophomore):
Competed in eight meets, focusing on the shot put and discus ... finished season strong by setting a personal record of 15.78m in the shot put at the Mountain West Championships ... his throw at the MWC ranked No. 9 in the MW for the season ... placed second at the Stanford Collegiate in the shot put with a 15.64m mark ... topped out in the discus with a 44.11m throw at the Bulldog Open.

Outdoor (Freshman):
Competed in seven meets during first season at Fresno State ... placed sixth in discus at Western Athletic Conference Championships with a personal record 44.20m mark ... threw a personal best 13.55m in shot put at the Brutus Hamilton Open on April 27 ... had seventh longest discus and ninth longest shot put mark in the WAC.

Prior to Fresno State:
Lettered in Football and Track ... Second-team All-Area and All-SEYL in track in field ... 2008 CIF central section champions football ... best marks - discus 135 feet, shot put 50 feet and in football 49 total tackles in 2009.

Born September 7, 1992 ... Parents Cathere Welch and Joseph Henry Blue ... Has one brother Jeffery Shelton and two sisters Nicole Grayson and Sabrina Shelton ... Enjoys dancing, singing, and rapping ... Favorite athlete Joey Porter because he is an amazing player, super bowl winner and he is from his hometown ... Biggest athletic thrill is competing in front of a crowd ... Most admires his mother because she raised four kids as a single parent and he wouldn't be here if it wasn't for her ... Chose Fresno State because he wanted to go away from home but not too far.

● Shot Put - 15.78m, Mountain West Track & Field Championships (5/8/13)
● Discus - 44.20m, WAC Track & Field Championships (5/8/12)
● Hammer - 33.47m, Fresno State/Cal Poly Dual (3/9/13)

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