4th annual Ed Murphey Classic Brings Track Professionals to Memphis

4th annual Ed Murphey Classic Brings Track Professionals to Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Track was back in Memphis with the fourth annual Ed Murphey Classic.

Professional runners competed at Christian Brothers High School Saturday at the competition named after three-time SEC outdoor Champion Ed Murphey.

Murphey competed for the University of Tennessee in the 1950s and in 2005 he was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.

COVID-19 prevented spectators from filling the stands, but the races went on. Check out the results.

Women’s 800M

1. Kaela Edwards - 2:01.12

2. Sammy Watson - 2:02.41

3. Sophia Gorriaran - 2:02.90

Men’s 800M

1. Alex Amankwah - 1:46.67

2. Robert Downs - 1:46.98

3. Michael Saruni - 1:47.15

Women’s 1500M

1. Helen Schlachtenhaufen - 4:08.39

2. Emily Lipari - 4:09.75

3. Yolanda Ngarambe - 4:10.03

Men’s 1500M

1. Graham Crawford - 3:40.34

2. Ryan Adams - 3:41.25

3. Abraham Alvarado - 3:42.43

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