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March 13, 2014

SPRINTING AHEAD

Former Triton track star continues record-setting collegiate campaign

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“We are also flying her out to California for two different meets, plus Virginia, Philadelphia and other places,” he continued.

“It’s a lot different than what she’s used to in a Division II environment, so that will help her grow and improve.”

Like many of us who have endured this winter would be, traveling to warm weather is something that Murphy is very excited for.

“I’m really excited,” she said.

“I never thought I’d go to South Carolina, California or Pennsylvania to run track. The advantage of the warm weather with the experience to bond with my team is great. The trips are always fun, getting a hotel room, watching movies and playing cards with your team help to make memories. Also, the high level of competition out there gives you a chance to push the limits and test where you are.”

While her college career has three full college track seasons remaining, there isn’t much that Murphy hasn’t accomplished in her track career.

Along with her five school records in college, Murphy was a part of the Northeast-10 Conference champion 4x400 meter relay team.

While at Triton, she set a school record record (12.13) and a state championship in the 100-meter Dash and was a five-time Cape Ann League All Star and sprinting champion.

“While at Triton I learned to take advantage of the coaching staff and pick their brain for ways to improve,” Murphy said.

“I learned to ask questions and develop skills and knew that if I put in the work I would see results. I ran a 12.1 (100-meter dash) and broke a school record and was a state champion – something that gave me the ability to see that with hard work, you can achieve anything. I took that to college with me and have used that to my advantage.”

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