2019 - 2020 IOWA
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MAX
MURPHY
DISTANCE RUNNER
PLEASANT VALLEY HS
BETTENDORF, IOWA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-11
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 15:29.3
CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
8TH
ROY GRIAK INVITATIONAL
4TH
NXN HEARTLAND REGIONAL
112TH
NXN FINAL
“I’ve watched Max Murphy improve every year. His progress this season was awesome. He is humble and motivated as well as a tenacious competitor.”
Dave Terronez
Head Coach - Head coach of Bettendorf High

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-11, 130-pound senior won the Class 4A state meet this past season with a time of 15:29.3, leading the Spartans to a second-place finish as a team. Murphy took eighth at the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational in Minnesota, and he finished fourth at the Nike Cross Nationals Heartland Regional championships, qualifying for the national NXN Final where he placed 112th.

Academic Achievement


Murphy has maintained a weighted 4.11 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at the University of Iowa this fall.

Exemplary Character


Murphy has volunteered locally at an animal shelter, and he has donated his time on behalf of multiple local running events.