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 Leah Murphy

AS A JUNIOR IN 2009: Finished sixth in the long jump event at the CCAA Championships with a mark of 17’2.75”… Recorded season best of 17’8.25” in the prelims of the event… Finished fifth in the triple jump event with a final distance of 36’3.5”… Part of USTFCCCA All-Academic Team…  Finished second in the long jump and won the triple jump event at the quad meet with Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Dominguez Hills, and San Diego State.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008: At the NCAA Championships placed 14th in both the Long Jump and Triple Jump... Placed third in the Triple Jump at the CCAA Championship with a distance of 11.78M... At the UCSD Triton Invitational placed eighth in the Long Jump with a distance of 5.48M... Placed sixth in the Long Jump at the All-Cal Challenge Cup... At the Cal-Nevada Championship placed fifth in the Triple Jump and 13th in the Long Jump.... Her marks in the long jump and triple jump rank second and third all-time as a Triton.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007:
Finished tied for 2nd in the long jump with a distance of 18’6” and 7th in the triple jump at 37’1.75” during the All-Cal Championships... posted a 3rd place finish in the long jump and 6th place finish in the triple jump at the San Diego City Championships... won the triple jump event at 38’, while also finishing 2nd during the long jump at the UCSD Divisional Challenge... finished first in the long jump with a career-best distance of 18’8” that ranks 4th in UCSD history during the UCLA Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersey Invitational... also recorded 3rd place finish and career-best in the triple jump during the UCLA Invitational with a distance of 38’6.25” that ranks 4th in Triton history for the event... recorded 4th place finishes in both the long jump and triple jump events at the CCAA Championships.

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2006: Garnered the third-best finish on the Triton team in the long jump event with a mark of 17’6.25”.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Simi Valley High School in Simi Valley, Calif... statistical best of 18’1.25’ in the long jump and 37’7.25” in the triple jump... helped team to 5-3 record and third place in league... CIF Division II Finalist for four years... member of Youth Track team from 1995-1998 and again in 2001... also played basketball in high school, averaging 12 points, 4.3 assists, 3.5 steals, and 3 rebounds a game... played for different traveling and club basketball teams from 1996 through 2004.

PERSONAL: Born March 21, 1987... parents are Dave and Janet Murphy... has an older sibling named Joelle and a younger sibling named Keely... is an Environmental Systems major with an emphasis in Policy in Thurgood Marshall College... enjoys traveling, drawing, painting, and exercising.

Position: Jumps/Hurdles
Year: Senior
City/State: Moorpark, CA
High School: Simi Valley HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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