CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Tuesday (Jan. 31) that Conor Murphy of the Virginia men’s track and field team has been named the Men’s Co-Track Performer of the Week after posting a pair of top-six national times over the weekend.
Murphy ran in his first 800-meter race of the 2023 season and wasted no time putting himself in contention for qualification to the NCAA Championships. Murphy cruised to a victory in the 800 as he posted a personal-best time of 1:47.41. That time ranks sixth in the NCAA this season and third all-time at Virginia.
The weekend did not end there for Murphy as he continued to impress as a member of Virginia’s distance medley relay team. Running the 800-meter leg, Murphy clocked a split of 1:48.53, handing a sizable lead to teammate Yasin Sado as the Cavaliers won the race with a time of 9:27.80. The time not only sets a Virginia record, but currently leads the nation.
Murphy shares the weekly honor with Giano Roberts of Clemson who set the nation’s leading time in the 60-meter hurdles (7.66) at the Bob Pollock Invitational.
The Cavaliers will be back in action over the weekend competing at the Doc Hale Virginia Tech Elite Meet in Blacksburg, Va. (Jan. 3-4) and the JDL Camel City Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Feb. 4).