College signing: Madeline Murphy

Madeline Murphy:

Saint Francis track and field

Name: Madeline Murphy

High school: Bishop Carroll Catholic

Hometown: Cresson

Sport: Track and field

Events: Triple jump, long jump, 4×100, 4×400

College choice: Saint Francis

Other colleges considered: Towson, Youngstown State

Why I picked Saint Francis: “I chose SFU because they have strong academics and athletics. I like the family atmosphere of the campus and its closeness to home. I feel they have the coaching staff and athletes to be very competitive in their conference, and I want to be a part of that.”

Greatest high school achievement: “Placing at states in the triple jump my freshman, sophomore and junior years.”

Coach Phil Woo’s quote: “Maddie is one of the most talented athletes to ever graduate from BC. Her list of athletic and academic accomplishments is long and impressive. Everything she has accomplished has been a result of a good family upbringing, great physical talent, intelligence and an unbelievable work ethic. She sets the example by working hard, doing the little things to be successful with a team-first attitude, and by encouraging and mentoring her teammates. She will be successful in whatever field she chooses.”

How I got my start in track and field: “I started running and jumping in the Mountain Top League when I was 6 years old, and I have loved it since.”

Favorite college growing up: North Carolina Tar Heels

Other interests: Playing volleyball, hanging out with friends and family

What getting to compete in college means to me: “I have always been competitive in sports. Continuing track and field in college gives me the opportunity to keep doing what I love to do.”

Probable college major: Biology/pre-med

Parents: James and Heidi Murphy

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