Marc W. Murphy ’69
Track and Cross Country Captain Set Numerous Records. The Pingry Record (1969) called Marc Murphy “one of the finest individual runners ever to perform at Pingry.” His involvement in track spanned his high school career. Marc ran Winter Track all four years, heading the team as captain during his junior and senior years. He ran Spring Track for three years, serving as captain during his senior year. He also ran Cross Country as a senior. Marc broke several records in each of these sports. He set or participated in setting several Pingry records in Winter Track. These included the Mile Relay in 3:36.3 (sophomore year), 2-Mile Relay in 8:34.4 (junior year), and 880-Yard race 1:56.9 (senior year), which earned him the State Championship. In his senior year, March ran as a member of the mile relay team that set a new standard of 3:33.3. The records continued in Spring Track. In 1968, Marc was part of the team that set the County record in the 1 ⅞-Mile Relay in 7:50.8, and, in the same year, he won both County and State Championships in 880-Yard race. In 1969, he added two more school records: the 880 in 1:55.2, which earned him another State Championship, and, as a member of the relay team, the Mile Relay record of 3:24.5. Also in his senior year, Marc set the school record in Cross Country, running the Pingry course in 12:44. In 1969, Marc received the Centennial Cup, awarded to each graduating class’ most outstanding athlete, and he earned seven varsity letters. He also ran for Princeton University’s track team. He later joined the Air Force and served his country for almost 25 years.