Red-Shirt Sophomore (2020)
Indoors: Competed in 3,000m and 5,000m at SEC Indoor Championships, placing 11th (8:16.26) and 17th (14:51.11), respectively … Ran career best of 8:10.10 in 3,000m at Husky Classic … Opened season with a career best 4:11.38 to place fourth in mile at Arkansas Invitational … Finished 13th in 3,000m (8:22.82) at Razorback Invitational.
Set a lifetime-best in all but one appearance of 2019 setting marks of 4:19.30 (Mile), 14:11.65 (5,000-meters), 8:21.72 (3, 000-meters), 29:07.14 (10,000-meters), and 9:49.23 (3,000-meter steeplechase)…
Did not compete during the indoor season… Competed in five meets during the outdoor season… Set personal-bests in the 1,500-meters (3:55.59), 5,000-meters (14:39.12), and 10,000-meters (29:18.42)… Scored at the SEC Outdoor Championships in the 10K with an eighth-place finish… Qualified for the NCAA West Prelims in the 10K finishing 32nd (30:07.20)
Cross country and track and field team captain at Linn-Mar HS … 2016 Iowa State Champion in the 1,600 and 3,200 … New Balance All-American in the 5k off a top-three finish … Three-time All-State in cross country … Holds personal bests of: 1,600 , 4:15.36; Mile, 4:12.46; 3,200, 9:00.79; 5K 14:42.87.
Born on October 18, 1998 … Son of D.C. and Kathy Murphy … Has one brother; Daniel and a younger sister; Sarah … Majoring in kinesiology.