Rob Murphy

August 08, 2020

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Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

I had some success in high school and college. Winner 1985 Rod Dixon Run 

Had a fair amount of success as a Masters runner for most of my 40s. 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Have fun, not get fat, stay fit.

Long-Term Running Goals:

 Keep running in some fashion.


I teach AP European History and other courses at Alta High School. I coached the track and cross country teams at Alta for 16 years.

Married, two kids - Abby and Andy

My Twitter  @murphy_rob

Miles:This week: 61.85 Month: 70.10 Year: 1576.54
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: 3 mile walk. 

PM: 8 mile treadmill run. More walking to the gym and back.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Vis on Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 14:15:28 from

Rob, you've been doing the coaching thing for a while. Just curious, how often are DQs overturned in xc?

From Rob Murphy on Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 18:40:27 from

Who was DQed and why?

From Vis on Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 19:15:41 from

There was some hubbub at the state meet in the 3A girls race. I'm not sure that anyone knows what happened?

From Vis on Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 19:19:14 from

?=. I'm merely looking for some precedent in the situation. The alleged violations were for going off course--a few specific cases, not gobs of girls misunderstanding the markings--and were overturned.

From Holt on Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 19:31:51 from

That is one interesting thing that we haven't really mentioned yet VIs. People were acting like it was everyone, so they had to put them all back in. They have the specific girls (I think 4 total between the two incidents) and it was in the 5th race of the day! If everyone was going off course because it was marked so bad, why did it only come up in the 5th race of the day?

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 06:54:26 from

Now I wish I had been there so I could better comment. I stayed at school until 7 pm Wednesday because I can hear the meet from my house and I was suffering from major depression because I didn't have a team there!!!

Obviously, if they ran off the course and ran a shorter distance, they should be disqualified. If they backtracked and ran extra distance, then no.

I remember when Shalaya Kipp was disqualified in 2008 for rolling her shorts up after finishing 2nd in the 5A race. Lots of anger over that one! She made up for it by going on to run in the Olympics.

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