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.

Up Next:
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).