Women's Cross Country, Track & Field

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy


Sugar Grove, Ill.

High School:
Benet Academy

XC - Distance


I/O Eligibility:


2011 Cross Country Season Recap

2011 cross country season in review


Hynes Leads Orange and Blue at Illini Open

Junior leads Illini for first time in career


Orange and Blue Gear Up for Illini Open

Race to Begin at 4 p.m. Friday


Illini Split Up for Bradley Classic and Wisconsin adidas Invitational

Both Illini Squads Compete on Friday


Cross Country
2011 XC - RS-Sophomore
Placed second for the Orange and Blue and 11th overall with a 5K time of 19:15 at the Illini Open ... Finished 11th for the Illini and 169th overall at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational with a 5K time of 19:56 ... Ran unattached but finished 118th overall with a 6K time of 23:37 at the Bradley Classic.

2010 XC - Sophomore
Did not compete.

2009 XC - Freshman
Began her collegiate cross country career at the Illini Challenge with a time of 15:37.57 to finish in 13th place ... Came in first for the Illini and 10th overall at the Bradley Open with a 5K time of 19:01 ... Had a personal-best 5K time of 18:58 at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships and finished third for the Orange and Blue ... Competed in the Open Division at the Pre-National Invitational and finished the 6K race in 23:04.3 ... Placed 10th at the Illini Open with a 5K time of 19:13 ... Finished 88th at the Big Ten Championships with a 6K time of 23:20.


2012 Track and Field
Outdoor Did not compete.
Indoor Set a career-best 3,000m time of 10:57.84 at the EIU Friday Night Special.

2011 Track and Field
Outdoor Did not compete.
Indoor Competed in the 3,000m at the Illinois Intercollegiate (11:37.03)

2010 Track and Field
Did not compete.

High School
Competed in the IHSA State Finals in cross country ... Lettered in both cross country and track ... Named to the ESCC All-Conference Team.

Daughter of William and Kim Murphy ...Born February 5, 1991 ... Has one brother, Kevin, and one sister, Caitlin ... Her biggest thrill in sports comes from the accomplishment she feels after finishing a race or workout ... Lists the most influential person on her athletic career as her high school cross country coach, Scott Brooks, because he always believed in her and pushed her to work harder than she ever thought she was able to ... Majoring in business.

Murphy's Personal Bests
Cross Country
4K: 15:37.57 - Illini Challenge (9/4/09)
5K: 18:58 - Illinois Intercollegiate Championships (9/18/09)
6K: 23:04 - Pre-National Invitational (10/17/09)

Track and Field
3,000m: 10:57.84 - EIU Friday Night Special (2/17/12)

Updated June 2012