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Conor Murphy Becomes First Rutgers Runner Named NCAA All-Regional Selection Since 1989

His 17th place finish resulted in the honor

Mar 9, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; The Rutgers Scarlet Knights mascot dances on the court during a timeout against the Northwestern Wildcats in the second half during the Big Ten Conference Tournament at Verizon Center. The Wildcats won 83-61. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

It was an extremely busy weekend for Rutgers athletics, but I didn’t want to let some significant news regarding the men’s cross country team get missed. Senior Conor Murphy accomplished a feat that no Rutgers runner had done in almost three decades at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional 10K race.

Murphy finished in 17th place out of 169 runners with a time of 31:48 in the 10K race, 43 seconds off the first place finisher, Casey Comber Jr. from Villanova. Murphy ran a pace of 5:08 per mile. He was named an All-Regional selection for his effort, the first Rutgers runner to achieve that honor in almost three decades. Congratulations to Conor on his accomplishment!

As a team, Rutgers finished in 16th place out of 24 teams. Rival Seton Hall finished 23rd.

For complete results of the Mid-Atlantic 10K Regional, which was held at Penn State, click here.