Freshman Murphy Adams had much success during her cross country season of 2018 breaking senior Katie Hasty’s previous school record time of 20:49. By the end of the season, the new school record for LHS Cross Country was 18:57. Not only has she gained much success in cross country but her humble ways and effort have carried her on to make her track and field career even more bright. Adams runs the 4 by 800-meter relay, the 800-meter, the mile, and the two-mile.
“As she broke her teammates’ record this year in cross country; she hugged that teammate and praised her for being a great leader by pushing her towards success,” said coach Shelly West.
“Running is so special to me because while I run I feel no pressure and relaxed. My favorite event is the mile because it is a mix of distance and speed,” said Adams.
LHS Head Cross Country and Track and Field Coach Shelly West has been doing her best to coach and motivate her to get better each day.
“Murphy is a very kind person; she works extremely hard and she lets her success show on the track. She is one of those athletes that is coachable and every coach would love to have her be a part of their team,” said West.
So far this season Adams has already broken three records for track and field.
“I have broken the 5k record in cross country last fall. I have broken the mile record, the 800 record, and the 4 by 800 relay record. I want to break the two-mile record and hopefully do good in conference,” said Adams.
Her relay team consists of freshman Abbi Coyle, sophomore Summer Stogsdill, and senior Katie Hasty. The relay team broke the record during their first outdoor meet at Hamilton Heights.
“This is my first year running the 800, let alone the 4 by 800 relay. It has been so much fun. I am glad to get to try something new. There is so much talent on the relay team and I am proud to be a part of it. This year Adams has really impressed me. She works hard each day and has a great future ahead of her,” said Stogsdill.
Adams has been running track and field since 6thgrade.
“I started track and field a little sooner than cross country. I began to cross country during my 8thgrade year and have stuck to running ever since,” said Adams.
“A dream of mine is to study and run for a college preferably at Purdue, but who knows that is hard to do. I just know I want to pursue running as far as I can,” said Adams.
Come out to support the LHS Track and Field team at their next outdoor meet at the Brownsburg High School Track. The meet begins at 5:00, April 9th.