2019 - 2020 NEW JERSEY
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LIAM
MURPHY
DISTANCE
ALLENTOWN HS
ALLENTOWN , NEW JERSEY
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-10
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
9:04.41
STATE MEET 3200M
4:13.83
1600M
8:58.16
MEET OF CHAMPIONS 3200M
“Liam could not be beaten this winter, and he had his eye on two national championships before the indoor national meet was cancelled. The cancellation of the spring season hurts that much more because of what a complete runner Liam has become since the end of last spring. His race instincts and toughness have always set him apart, but over the last calendar year, I saw a young man realize his full potential.”
Rick Smith
Head Coach - Allentown coach

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-10, 128-pound senior won the 3200-meter run with a time of 9:04.41 at the Group 3 indoor state meet this past winter, also capturing the 1600 in 4:13.83, which ranked as the nation’s No. 3 clocking among prep competitors during the 2020 indoor season. The state’s reigning Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, Murphy also broke the tape in the 3200 at the indoor Meet of Champions in 8:58.16, which ranked No. 5 nationally. He placed eighth at the Nike Cross Nationals Final this past December, and was second in the outdoor 3200 at the 2019 Group 3 state meet.

Academic Achievement


Murphy has maintained a 3.39 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at Villanova University.

Exemplary Character


Murphy has volunteered locally on behalf of the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.