Take a look back at Minnesota's 2015 track & field season
Anne Ferguson, Devin Stanford, Agnes Esser and Audra Winter won events for Minnesota
Minnesota hosts its final home meet of the 2015 season this Saturday
Eight Gophers recorded career-best times in the 800m and mile at the Iowa State Classic
Minnesota will compete at the Iowa State Classic and the St. Thomas Showcase this week
2015 Season: Named team captain • did not compete indoor or outdoor • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2014 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • recorded a season-best long jump of 18-08.50 (5.70m) to win the event at Parents Day Open • finished 16th at Big Tens with a jump of 18-06.50 (5.65m) • won long jump (18-05.00, 5.61m) at UW-River Falls.
2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed in long jump at three meets • recorded a season-best jump of 18-04.50 (5.60m) for third place at USF Collegiate • placed second (18-03.75, 5.58m) at Holst Invitational • finished sixth with a jump of 17-11 (5.46m) at TSU Relays.
2013 Season - Indoor: Finished 12th in long jump at the Big Ten Championships with a season-best leap of 18-9.25 (5.72m) • won the long jump at the MSU Open and took second at the Parents Day Open.
2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 18th in long jump at the Big Ten Championships • jumped a season-best 18-11.75 (5.78m) at the Alabama Invite • won the long jump at both the UNLV and Janis Rider Invites • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in the pentathlon at the Big Ten Championships, scoring 3,461 points • notched season bests of 9.04 in the 60m hurdles, 4-9.50 (1.46m) in the high jump, and 34-6.75 (10.53m) during the Big Ten meet • took third at the Jack Johnson Classic pentathlon with 3,348 points • also competed in the Holiday Inn Invitational open long jump, marking 18-6.50 (5.65m) for a season best and a second-place finish.
2012 Season - Outdoor: Tallied the then-seventh best heptathlon score in school history at Big Ten Championships, finishing 11th (4,850) • Big Ten Championships marks included season bests of 25.06 in the 200m, 14.28 in the 100m hurdles, 19-1.25 (5.82m) in the long jump, and 33-10.75 (10.32m) in the shot put • also finished 16th in the open long jump (18-1) • finished third in long jump at the Arkansas Invitational with a jump of 18-4.75 (5.61m) • placed fourth in the heptathlon at the Aztec Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011 Season: Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
High School: A 2010 graduate of Blaine High School • high school coaches were Kelley Munson and Ann Stoelberger • 2010 Minnesota Class AA state runner-up in long jump with a leap of 18-01.75 • also finished 20th in the 100m at the 2010 state meet • competed in the state meet all four years of high school • two-time Northwest Suburban Conference champion • lettered in dance • academic all-state honoree • honor roll student.
Personal: Born April 16, 1992 • majoring in kinesiology • daughter of Bob and Kathy Murphey • has an older brother, Derek • was a competitive dancer from age three to 16.
|Murphey's Indoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|600m||1:40.07||Holiday Inn Invitational (1/14/12)|
|Pentathlon||3,461||Big Ten Championships (2/24-25/12)|
|800m||2:26.53||Iowa State Classic (2/11/12)|
|60m Hurdles||9.04||Big Ten Championships (2/24-25/12)|
|High Jump||4-09.50, 1.46m||Big Ten Championships (2/24-25/12)|
|Long Jump||18-09.25, 5.72m||Big Ten Championships (2/22/13)|
|Shot Put||34-06.75, 10.53m||Big Ten Championships (2/24-25/12)|
|Murphey's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)|
|Event||Mark (All-Time Rank)||Meet (Date)|
|Heptathlon||4,850||Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)|
|200m||25.06||Big Ten Championships (5/11/12)|
|800m||2:20.98||Bulldog Invitational (4/13/12)|
|100m Hurdles||14.28 (AT-9th)||Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)|
|High Jump||4-10.50, 1.49m||Aztec Invitational (3/15/12)|
|Long Jump||19-01.25, 5.82m||Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)|
|Shot Put||33-10.25, 10.33m||Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)|
|Javelin||93-01, 28.28m||Hamline Invite (4/6/12)|
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Spotakova Earns Olympic Bronze in Javelin
Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.