Murphy Named Athlete of the Week

Alfred State College track & field athlete Tara Murphy (Rochester/Wilson) has been named the Region III co-female athlete of the week.  Murphy is the third Pioneer to gain the honor this spring.

Murphy had a huge weekend as she helped the Lady Pioneers win the Region III Championships.  Murphy was named the most outstanding track athlete of the meet after winning the 400 m (58.64) and the 800 m (2:30.58).  She was also part of the winning 4 x 400 relay team that crossed the line in 4:18.54.  She also scored points in the 200 m (26.58 - 2nd place).

Murphy will enter the NJCAA Division III National Championships this weekend at Alfred State ranked #2 in the 800 m and #3 in the 400 m.

NJCAA National Championship action begins on Thursday at 9 a.m. with events running until Saturday afternoon.  The full listing of events can be found at: http://www.alfredstate.edu/athletics/2011-outdoor-track-and-field-national-championships