Ryan Murphy - Cross Country - Arkansas Razorbacks

Ryan Murphy

R-Sr. | 5-7 | Marion, Iowa | Linn-Mar HS

Career Highlights

  • 2021 SEC Indoor 4th | 3,000m

Junior (2021-22)
Outdoor: Competed in SEC Championships, placing 13th in 10,000m with a 31:36.55 … did not finish SEC 5,000m.

Cross Country: Competed in NCAA Championships as Arkansas repeated its fourth-place team finish from 2020 … Ran 33:03.1 over 10,000m course in Tallahassee … Finished 16th in NCAA South Central Region with a 31:17.3 performance over 10k course in Waco, Texas … Placed 18th in SEC Championships, covering 8k Gans Creek Course in Missouri in 24:06.4 as Razorbacks defending team title … Opened season at Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown, placing 35th in 25:03.2 on 8k course as Arkansas claimed team title over Syracuse and Duke.

Junior (2020-21)
Outdoor: Posted a time of 29:07.23 to place 18th in Invitational 10,000m at Hayward Premiere in Eugene. Indoor: Finished fourth in SEC 5,000m with career best of 14:04.88, and eighth in 3,000m with an 8:08.18 … Established career best in 3,000m with an 8:06.71 as runner-up in Wooo Pig Classic.

Cross Country: Seventh runner among the Razorback squad that earned a fourth-podium finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, placing 207th (33:02.2) … Placed 22nd in SEC Championships, placing eighth among team, running a time of 24:36.0 on 5 mile course at Baton Rouge … Placed 30th in the UAB Blazer Classic, posting a time of 24:39.3 and finished ninth among Razorbacks.

Sophomore (2019)
Competed in four meets … Placed 27th in SEC Championships (8k, 23:49.4), finishing third among team … 13th in NCAA South Central Region (10k, 30:38.6), second on squad and earned All-Region honor … Third finisher for Arkansas in NCAA Championships (10k, 32:50.2), 189th overall.

Redshirt Freshman (2018)
Competed in five meets … Finished ninth at the SEC Championships … Earned USTFCCCA South Central All-Region honor finishing 12th at the regional meet … finished 238th at the NCAA Championships.

Freshman (2017)
Did not compete.

High School
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.

Ryan Murphy | Career Stats

Career bests


  • Mile | 4:11.38
  • 3,000m | 8:06.71
  • 5,000m | 14:04.88


  • 1,500m | 3:55.59
  • 5,000m | 14:39.12
  • 10,000m | 29:07.14