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    Mike Murray
    Mike Murray
    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Arlington Heights, Ill.

    High School:
    Prospect HS

    Event:
    Distance

    Birthdate:
    06/14/1987

    AT ILLINOIS

    2008 Track & Field
    Outdoor: Was ninth in the 1,500m at the Big Ten Championships (4:07.78) ... Ran personal-best 3:53.47 in the 1,500m in placing 11th at the Drake Relays ... Won 5,000m title at the SIU Spring Classic with a personal-best time of 14:56.01 ... Was runner-up in the unseeded 1,500m at the Kansas Relays (3:56.54) and also ran on 4x1,600m relay that finished second. Indoor: Anchored distance medley relay that was fourth at the Big Ten Championships ... Timed personal-best 4:09.03 in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... Ran on 4x800m relays that were second at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge and fifth at the New Balance Invitational ... Timed 1:56.79 in the 800m at the EIU Friday Night Special.

    2007 Track & Field
    Outdoor: Placed fifth in the 1,500m at the SIU Spring Classic with season-best time of 3:54.51 ... Ran the 800m at the Mike Poehlein Invite, taking third in personal-best time of 1:55.56. Indoor: Timed 4:16.02 in the mile at the Hoosier Hills Invitational.

    High School
    Placed seventh in the 1,600m and second in the 4x800m relay at the 2005 state meet ... 2004 state champion in the 4x800m relay.

    Personal
    Full name is Michael Benjamin Murray ... Born June 14, 1987 ... Son of Edward Murray ... Has one brother, Edward, and one sister, Megan ... Father played defensive tackle for Illinois football (1973-74) ... Brother was a member of Illinois' cross country and track team ... Enjoys running, reading and playing basketball.

    Murray's Personal Bests
    800m (Indoor): 1:56.79
    800m (Outdoor): 1:55.56
    1,500m (Outdoor): 3:53.47
    Mile (Indoor): 4:09.03
    5,000m (Outdoor): 14:56.01

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