Elite Times, Big Stars Set for Ed Murphey Classic


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If you're in the West TN area Saturday, you need to be at Christian Brothers High School.

The 3rd Annual Ed Murphey Classic promises to be a big one, with something for everybody to enjoy.

High school runners? Check.

Kids events? You got it.

US Champions and Olympians? One big check mark.

Emma Coburn headlines the night's races. The recently crowned US Champion in the steeplechase will look to stay sharp with her second race on Tennessee soil this summer. She'll line up in the "Brave Like Gabe" Women's 1500 meter run. That's set to go at 8:30 PM CT tomorrow night.

Take a look at this field.

Loaded.

LaneAthleteTeamSeedNote
1OSIKA, SHANNONNike4:04.80
2MACKEY, KATIEBrooks Beast4:05.97
3ECCLESTON, AMANDABrooks4:12.53
4COBURN, EMMANew Balance4:05.24
5SCHLACHTENHAUFEN, HELENSaucony Freedom TC4:05.49
6MCGEE, CORYNew Balance4:05.90
7SCOTT, DOMINQUEAdidas4:11.98
8SEE, HEIDIUnattached4:08.15
9KELLY, MARIAHVic City Elite4:10.69
10COOGAN, KATRINANew Balance Boston4:11.12
11FARBER, LIANNENew Balance Boston4:11.30
12WESTAWAY, JENNASpeed River4:11.33
13STAFFORD, LUCIAUTTC4:11.99
14GIORDANO, DANAB.A.A.4:14.66
15MACPHERSON, SARAHVic City Elite4:15.78
16PICCIRILLO, ANGELJuventus TC4:14.94
17MANSY, MEGANHOKA NJNYCTC4:17.57
18BUCHALSKI, ALLIEBrooks Beast4:14.77
Kyle Merber is the headliner on the men's side. He's got a 3:34 career best and 3:41 season best in the 1500.  

This field is incredible too.

LaneAthleteTeamSeedNote
1MERBER, KYLEHOKA NJNYCTC3:41.23
2HUFFER, CRAIGVery Nice TC3:58.58
3CRAWFORD, GRAHAMHOKA NJNYCTC3:38.86
4HURT, TRIPPPilgrimage TC3:39.06
5NOWAK, CRAIGFurman Elite3:40.09
6THIES, JEFFTinman Elite3:47.70
7CIATTEI, VINCENTNike OTC Elite3:40.76
8RUTTO, ELIUDU.S. Army3:41.38
9LONG, ZACHUnattached3:42.42
10DEY, DEYUnattached3:43.33
11RICHARDS, BRYCEUnattached4:12.88
The TN soil record for the women's 1500 could be in jeopardy. Mary Decker-Tabb holds the record after her 4:03.37 that she ran back in 1982.

That's stood for too long.

Check out our twitter (@tnmilesplit) and the site for full coverage this weekend from a very fun event that will showcase some of the sport's best. 

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FULL SCHEDULE

Youth and Community

StatusStart TimeEventRoundStart ListResults
4:45 PM4 & Under Kids 100m DashFinal  
4:55 PM5-6 yr old 400m DashFinal  
5:05 PM7-8 yr old 800m RunFinal  
5:15 PMFamily, Club, and Corporate 4x400m RelayFinal  
5:30 PMCommunity Mile RaceFinal  
6:00 PMHigh School Girls Cross Country 5 x 1 Mile Run RelayFinal  
6:45 PMHigh School Boys Cross Country 5 x 1 Mile Run RelayFinal  

PROFESSIONAL

StatusStart TimeEventRoundStart ListResults
Seeded7:50 PMMen's Elite 800mFinalStart List 
Seeded8:15 PMEd Murphey Men's 1500mFinalStart List 
Seeded8:30 PMBrave Like Gabe Women's 1500mFinalStart List


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