Nicolle Murphy
Nicolle  Murphy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arkansas City, Kan.

High School:
Arkansas City HS

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
10/19/1994

Experience:
3 Letters


01/09/2017

Horizon Once Again Bright for Gopher Throwers

Assistant coach Peter Miller previews the throwing events for the Gophers

11/07/2016

Gophers Name 2017 Captains

Seven Gophers will lead the Minnesota women's track & field team in the 2017 season

09/01/2016

Gophers Visit Minnesota State Fair

Members of the Gopher women's track & field team visited the University of Minnesota building Wednesday

07/09/2016

Murphy Places Fifth in U.S. Javelin Final

Nicolle Murphy and Jess Lehman competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials Saturday

07/07/2016

Murphy, Alumni Advance at U.S. Trials

Nicolle Murphy, Gabriele Grunewald, and Heather Kampf competed in preliminary rounds at the U.S. Olympic Trials Thursday.

06/10/2016

2016 NCAA Women's Track Championship

Photos of Gophers at the 2016 NCAA Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship by Walt Middleton.

07/22/2015

W. Track Big Ten Outdoor Championships May 2015

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.

07/22/2015

W. Track NCAA Outdoor Championship

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the NCAA Outdoor Championship on July 12-13, 2015. Photos taken by Becky Miller

06/09/2015

Nicolle Murphy

Photos of track and field student athlete Nicolle Murphy.

05/17/2015

Women's Track and Field at Big Tens 05.17.15

Women's Track and Field at Big Tens 05.17.15

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2016 Season - Indoor: Named team captain • did not compete during indoor season.

2016 Season - Outdoor: Named U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier, First Team All-American and All-Big Ten First Team honoree • recorded a then career-best throw of 55.84m (183-02) to place fourth in the javelin at the NCAA Championship • ended the season ranked second in program history in the javelin • finished as Big Ten champion in javelin (53.54m, 175-08) • NCAA Championship qualifier in javelin after an eighth-place finish (50.77m, 166-07) at the NCAA West Prelim • used a then career-best throw of 53.96m (177-00) to finish as runner-up at the Virginia Challenge • won javelin at the Jaguar Classic (51.74m, 169-09) • competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials, finishing fifth in the javelin final with a career-best throw of 56.35m (184-10).

2015 Season - Indoor: Did not compete.

2015 Season - Outdoor: Named First Team All-American, Second Team All-Big Ten, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed in the javelin at eight meets and the hammer throw at three meets • recorded a season-best throw of 53.56m (175-09) to place sixth in the javelin at the NCAA Championship • finished second in the javelin at the Big Ten Championships with a throw of 48.90m (160-5.50) • recorded throw of 51.84m (170-01) to place third in the javelin at the NCAA West Prelim and advance to the NCAA Championship • recorded a career-best hammer throw of 47.57m (156-01) to place 10th at the Tommie Twilight • took 17th in the javelin with a throw of 45.70m (149-11) at the USATF Senior Outdoor Championships.

2014 Season - Indoor: Did not compete.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Competed in the javelin at seven meets and the hammer throw at two meets • named All-Big Ten Second Team honoree after finishing second in the javelin at Big Tens with a career-best throw of 175-09 (53.58m) • finished the season ranked fifth all-time in the javelin (175-09, 53.58m) • finished 14th in the javelin (154-06, 47.10m) at the NCAA West Prelims • won the javelin at Musco Twilight and USF Collegiate • recorded a season-best throw of 132-03 (40.31m) in the hammer at UC San Diego • placed 14th in the javelin at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships.

High School: A 2013 graduate of Arkansas City High School • high school coaches were Mitch Pontious and Matt Kmeic • competed in softball as a freshman and sophomore before transitioning to track and field her junior and senior years • 2012 Arkansas Valley Chisholm Trail League champion in the javelin and triple jump • 2012 USATF National Junior Olympics champion in javelin with a throw of 145-10 • set triple jump and javelin school records • softball honors included all-league first team left fielder (2010) and all-league second team left fielder (2011) • set high school home run record (10) in 2011 • 2012 Wendy's High School Heisman for Arkansas City High School • 2009 NCA All-American cheerleader • spent 10 years as a competitive cheerleader.

Personal: Born October 19, 1994 • daughter of Heather Murphy • Sport Management major • has one brother, Keegan • enjoys music and drawing.

Murphy's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Hammer Throw 156-01, 47.57m Tommie Twilight (4/29/15)
Javelin 184-10, 56.35m (AT-2nd) U.S. Olympic Trials (7/9/16)

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2/25/2017

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2/24/2017

Emerald Egwim, Emma Spagnola, and Kimberly Golding all broke Minnesota program records on day one of the B1G Championship.

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2/23/2017

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