Ran a season-best 8K time of 26:45 at the Cowboy Jamboree ... Also ran at the Pack-It-Up Illini Challenge.
High School: Three-time all-conference selection in track and cross country ... Placed 30th in the Illinois High School Association Class AA cross country meet in 2002, while his team finished fourth ... Earned four letters in cross country, four in track and one in basketball ... Teammate of current Illini Dan Stock ... Coach was Mike Stokes ... Best three-mile time is 15:14
Full given name is Edward James Murray III ... Son of Ed Murray Jr. ... Born Jan. 23, 1985 ... Has one brother, Mike and one sister, Megan ... Father, Ed Jr. played football at Illinois and grandfather Ed Sr. played basketball and competed in track and field at Loyola University ... Lists his father as being most influential in his athletic career ... Was on the honor roll each semester in high school ... Graduated with honors ... Member of the National Honor Society
8,000 meter: 26:45