University of Iowa Athletics

Daniel Murphy

Class Sr.
Hometown Marion, Iowa
High School Linn-Mar
Daniel Murphy - Men's Cross Country - University of Iowa Athletics

2020 — Indoor – anchored team-leading distance medley relay to a sixth-place finish at B1G Championships (9:46.39)… that time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… ran collegiate bests in mile at Meyo Invite (4:07.76), 3,000 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (8:14.84) and 5,000 meters at B1G Championships (14:21.58)… academic All-Big Ten.

2019 — Indoor – ran mile at Hawkeye Invite (4:16.85), 3,000 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (8:30.54) and 5,000 meters at Meyo Invite (14:29.01)… Outdoor – placed fifth in 1,500 meters at Baldy Castillo Invite (3:54.79)… ran 5,000 meters at Drake Relays (14:57.45)… Dean’s List student… letterwinner… Cross Country – competed in six of seven races… Iowa’s second finisher in five of six races…  placed 40th at B1G Championships (24:52.7-8,000 meters)… posted season bests at Hawkeye Invite (18:19.3-6,000 meters), Pre-Nationals (24:35.4-8,000 meters), NCAA Regional (31:58.8 (10,000 meters)… the 6,000-meter time ranks third all-time at Iowa… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2018 — Indoor – did not compete… Outdoor – ran 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight (8:38.37), 5,000 meters at Mt. SAC Relays (14:39.54) and 10,000 meters at Drake Relays (25:31.2)… letterwinner… Cross Country – competed in five of six races… ran season bests at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational (25:32.5-five miles) and B1G Championships (24:37.0-8,000 meters)… ran first collegiate 10,000 meters at NCAA Midwest Regionals (32:07.4)… letterwinner.

2017 — Indoor – placed third in 3,000 meters at Border Battle (8:34.26)… placed third in mile at Hawkeye Invite (4:17.14)… Outdoor – did not compete… Cross Country – posted season-best 8,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (25:31.2)… also ran at Bradley Invite (25:46.1-8,000 meters)… competed unattached at Joe Piane Notre Dame Invite (26:07.5-5 miles)… letterwinner.

2016 — Track – redshirted… Indoor – won mile at Iowa Duals (4:16.00) while competing unattached… Cross Country – ran collegiate-best 6,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (18:54.4) and season-best 8,000 meters at Illinois State Invite (25:50.97)… letterwinner.

2015 — Cross Country – did not compete.

High School — team captain his junior and senior season… led Linn-Mar to cross country state title in 2014 while winning the individual championship and earning MVC Runner of the Year, first team all-state, and elite all-state honors… four-time letterwinner in track and field… named first-team MVC as a junior… two-time Drake Relays qualifier.

Personal — born July 13, 1996… son of D.C. and Kathy Murphy… father D.C. ran track and cross country at Texas Tech… has one brother, Ryan, and one sister, Sarah… chemical engineering major.

Murphy’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 3:54.79 at Baldy Castillo Invitational 3/15/19
Mile (I) 4:07.76 at Meyo Invitational 2/8/20
3,000 Meters (I) 8:14.84 Larry Wieczorek Invitational 1/18/20
5,000 Meters (I) 14:21.58 at B1G Championships 2/29/20
6,000 Meters (CC) 18:19.3 Hawkeye Invitational 9/7/19
8,000 Meters (CC) 24:35.4 at Pre-Nationals 10/19/19
10,000 Meters (O) 31:56.99 at Drake Relays 4/26/18