IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa cross country junior Max Murphy competes at the NCAA Championships on Saturday, Nov. 18, in Earlysville, Virginia.
The Bettendorf, Iowa, native qualified for the championships with a ninth-place finish and 30:27.6 in the 10,000-meter race at the Midwest Regional on Nov. 10 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Murphy earned all-region honors and moved to seventh in program history with his performance.
Murphy is Iowa’s first NCAA qualifier since Nathan Mylenek in 2019. Coach Randy Hasenbank has now sent Hawkeyes to the NCAA Championships three times since taking over the program in 2017 (Mylenek – 2018; 2019, Murphy – 2023).
The NCAA Championships are hosted by the University of Virginia at the Panorama Farms Cross Country Course. The men’s 10,000-meter race begins at 10:10 a.m. (CT). The race will be broadcast on ESPNU and live results will be provided by PT Timing.