Wildcats head into final day of competition in second place at conference meet
Villanova captures wins in three running events, two field events
Wildcats competed in four events during Saturday's meet at Miami
Several strong performances make weekend a successful one for Villanova
Villanova opened the outdoor season at Franklin Field on Saturday
On Murphy: Veteran performer in the Villanova sprint group ... Has excelled in both individual events and the relays ... BIG EAST Champion outdoors in the 4x400 relay and a five-time career All-BIG EAST performer ... Has made steady progress during the course of his career and is poised for another successful year of competition ... Should once again be a scorer for the Wildcats at the BIG EAST level.
2014-15 Indoor: Led off the 4x400 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships and helped Villanova earn All-BIG EAST honors in the relay with a third place finish ... Produced a split of 50.48 for his opening leg and the Wildcats posted a total time in the relay of 3:19.73 ... Also scored individually at the conference meet with a sixth place finish in the 400 meters ... Crossed the finish line in 49.76 in the final and was one of three Villanova scorers in the event ... Advanced to the final by finishing fourth in his preliminary heat and sixth overall in the preliminaries with a time of 49.88 ... Top time of the season in the 400 meters was 49.31 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational ... That mark is the second fastest indoor time of his collegiate career ... Also broke 50 seconds at the Penn State National with a time of 49.88 ... Posted a time of 50.49 at the Metro Team Challenge ... Finished third in the 300 meters (36.05) and eighth in the 60 meters (7.23) at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Led off the 4x400 relay at both the Jack Pyrah meet and the Penn State National ... Villanova finished second in the relay (3:25.96) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and was seventh (3:21.03) at Penn State.
2014 Outdoor: Was a major contributor to the Wildcats team title at the BIG EAST Championships ... Ran the third leg of the conference champion 4x400 meter relay, while also earning All-BIG EAST honors in the 4x100 meter relay and individually in the 400 meters ... The winning 4x400 relay squad finished with a season-best time of 3:12.17 ... Ran the third leg of the 4x100 relay which finished second with a season-best time of 42.64 ... Came in third in the 400 meters with a personal best time of 47.85 ... Won his preliminary heat and was second overall in the preliminaries with a time of 48.06 before lowering his time in the final ... Was also a part of the 4x400 relay at the IC4A Championship ... Ran the third leg of the relay at the IC4A meet as Villanova came in 14th in the preliminaries (3:14.04) ... Came in seventh in the 400 meters at the Colonial Relays with a time of 48.62 in his first race of the season ... Also ran the second 200 meters leg of the spring medley relay at the Colonial Relays and helped Villanova to a runner-up finish in the relay with a time of 3:25.14 ... Finished in 10th place in the 400 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (49.05) and was 16th at the Larry Ellis Invitational (49.19) ... Led off the 4x400 meter relay at the Penn Relays, where the Wildcats were fourth in their preliminary heat and 37th overall (3:16.11.) ... Ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay at the Larry Ellis meet and Villanova finished sixth in the relay (3:17.37).
2013-14 Indoor: Recorded a personal best time of 7.03 in the 60 meters and came in fourth in the final at the BIG EAST Championships ... Lowered his time from 7.09 in the preliminary heats, when he was in fourth place overall ... Also ranked second in the preliminaries of the 400 meters at the conference meet with a season-best time of 48.32 ... Came in fourth in the 60 meters at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational with a time of 7.12 and tied for 25th place in the preliminaries of the College section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in 7.17 ... Placed 10th in the Unseeded section of the 400 meters at the Penn State National with a time of 49.49 ... Competed in the 200 meters at the Armory Collegiate Invitational and came in 34th in the preliminaries of the College section in 22.81 ... Runner-up in the 300 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (35.63) ... Led off the first place 4x400 meter relay at the Jack Pyrah meet, where Villanova had a winning time of 3:21.03 ... Also led off the 4x400 relay in a sixth place finish at the Gotham Cup (3:18.84) and ran the third leg of the relay in a seventh place finish at the Great Dane Classic (3:20.27) ... Competed on the winning distance medley relay at the Great Dane meet, running the 400 meters leg and helping the Wildcats post a winning time of 9:58.26.
2013 Outdoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 4x400 meter relay ... Ran the third leg of the relay at the conference championships and Villanova finished third with a time of 3:12.77 ... Earlier in the season ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and helped lead the Wildcats to a first place finish with a time of 3:12.03 ... Competed on the 4x400 relay squad at the Penn Relays ... Ran the second leg in the preliminary heats and Villanova came in 25th out of 69 teams with a time of 3:13.65 ... Also ran the second leg in the IC4A section and the Wildcats came in fifth with a time of 3:12.38 ... Individually ran the 400 meters on three occasions ... Runner-up at the Haverford Tri-Meet with a time of 49.12 ... Came in fifth at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet (49.60) and 16th at the Morgan State Legacy Meet (49.91).
2012-13 Indoor: Competed at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational and came in third out of 38 runners in the 300 meters with a time of 36.15.
2012 Outdoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 400 meters ... Placed 14th in the preliminary heats at the conference meet with a time of 48.59 ... Registered a personal best time and tallied a first place finish at the Widener Invitational (48.30) ... Opened the outdoor season with a second place finish at the Big Five Invite (49.17) ... Came in seventh at the Colonial Relays (49.57) and eighth at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (48.90) ... Ran the 200 meters at the Colonial Relays and finished 17th (22.25) ... Competed on the second leg of the distance medley relay at the Penn Relays.
2011-12 Indoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors as part of the Wildcats distance medley relay squad which finished in third place at the BIG EAST Championships ... Ran the second leg of the DMR at both the conference meet and the Alex Wilson Invitational ... Registered a career best relay split of 47.9 in his 400 meters leg at the Alex Wilson meet, where the Wildcats finished in fourth place ... Made his individual collegiate debut running the 400 meters at the Penn State National and came in 18th (50.29) ... Finished 30th in the College section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (49.93) ... Ran on the 4x400 meter relay at both the Jack Pyrah Invitational and the Penn State National, where the Wildcats relay entry finished second and 10th, respectively.
Teaneck High School: Team MVP.
Personal: Born 6/12/93 ... Son of Todd Murphy and Sheryl McKenny ... Has one sibling, Ajare ... Majoring in Communication.
60 Meters 7.03 2014 BIG EAST Championships 200 Meters 22.25 2012 Colonial Relays 400 Meters (Open) 47.85 2014 BIG EAST Championships 400 Meters (Relay) 47.90 2012 Alex Wilson Invitational
CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)
All-BIG EAST 2015 (4x400 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST 2012 (Distance Medley Relay)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
BIG EAST Champion 2014 (4x400 Meter Relay) All-BIG EAST 2014 (400 Meters) All-BIG EAST 2014 (4x100 Meter Relay) All-BIG EAST 2013, 2014 (4x400 Meter Relay)