Track and Field


Michael Plattenburg

Boys Head Coach



Brandon Oliver

Girls Head Coach



2021 Outdoor Track & Field: Update (March 31, 2021)


The Blount Lights Meet has been CANCELLED due to scheduling conflicts with the timer. They are hopeful about rescheduling the meet after Spring Break but I don't have any info on that as of today.


Also, we will NOT be participating in the Challenge of Champions Meets this Friday and Saturday. We, as a team, did not meet the meet's increased entry standards for this year. The meet will only allow the top 12 in each event to compete on Friday and we are not in the top 12 this year. 


The Mobile County Championships Meet will be our next meet. It will be held at Bryant High School on April 13 and 14. We are hosting the meet so we will need everyone's help both days. The small schools (A-5A) compete on Tuesday, April 13 and our team (6A & 7A schools) will compete on Wednesday, April 14th. Plan to be there both days. 



2021 Track and Field Is UNDERWAY!

We had an exciting meet at UMS-Wright last Wednesday night and it was a great opportunity to see the BLUE & GOLD in action for the first time since 2019!!! We had several outstanding performances but a few on the boys side to mention were: (Senior) Jalen Williams' Dominating the Shot Put with a throw of 40 feet, 11 inches placing 1st overall, (Junior) Joshua Reynolds' lightning fast 200 meter dash placing 3rd overall with a time of 23.50 and Fernando Brown's 2nd place finish in the 100 meter dash in a time of 11.49 seconds. On our girls side, we had the "Dynamic Duo" of Juniors Nicole Seals and Ansley Richardson finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively, in the 400 meter dash!

Great job last week, Panthers! Let's keep it going!



Last week, the panther track team competed in the second Quad meet at UMS. We had several more outstanding performances




We have two (actually 3) meets scheduled for this week(March 21-27).

That week, we will have the Lyon Newell Throws meet at UMS-Wright on Wednesday, March 24th, FRIDAY, MARCH 26th, then on Thursday, March 25th, we'll have the Fast Times meet also at UMS-Wright. Finally, on Saturday, March 27th, we will have the Baker Hornet Invite Hosted at Blount High School. There will be 2 sessions of this meet and we will compete in the first (Morning) session from 8am-12pm. Tickets for the Hornet Invite at Blount HS ARE BELOWTickets will be available to the public on March 22.

Here is the LINK for TICKETS to the BAKER HORNET INVITE at BLOUNT HS on MARCH 27th:       




Eligibility Info:

Click this link for the Dragonfly Handout (information sheet). You'll need to complete all eligibility requirements therein.

Here is the link to sign up for DragonFly


Here is a link to the Physical Form (Preparticipation Evaluation). Print and have a doctor sign to clear you to compete with us. Then upload a picture to DragonFly.


Here is a link to the SportsmanshipCertification website. You'll have to register, search for the sportsmanship course (it is free), order course, complete the course and print (or screenshot) your certificate of completion. Then upload that picture in DragonFly or bring it to Coach Oliver and I'll upload it for you. 


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Here is our 2021 Outdoor Meet Schedule...

2021 OUTDOOR MEET SCHEDULE (Updated on March 8th)
February 15-17 MARDI GRAS BREAK (Practice during the break is TBA)
Thursday, March 4 Middle School Meet #1 HELPERS MURPHY HS
Thursday, March 11 Middle School Meet #2 HELPERS MURPHY HS
Thursday, March 18 Middle School Meet #3 HELPERS MURPHY HS
Wednesday, March 24 Lyon Newell
Throws Meet
JV & Varsity  UMS-Wright
Thursday, March 25 Fast Times Meet JV & Varsity UMS-Wright
 Saturday March 27Baker Hornet Invite JV & Varsity
Friday, April 2 Meet of Champs OpenJV & Varsity UMS-Wright
Saturday, April 3 Meet of Champs Invite Qualifying Varsity St. Paul's Episcopal
March 30 - April 3 SPRING BREAK (Practice during the break is TBA)
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 13 & 14Mobile County Track & Field Championships JV, Varsity
Bryant High School
Hosted by MURPHY
Friday, April 23 &
Saturday, April 24
Sectional Qualifying Meet Select Varsity UMS-Wright
Thursday, April 29, Friday, April 30 &
Saturday, May 1
AHSAA Outdoor State Meet Qualifying Varsity Gulf Shores Sports Complex

This schedule is subject to change at any time            ^^Changes to this calendar will be shown in RED


Home Track Meet Helpers

Help is needed at all home meets as well as the Mobile County Championships Meet at USA. If parents are able to help out at any of our meets, please contact Coach Oliver at . You will be given information about ways you can help.

Team Fundraisers & Fees

The Track & Field team at Murphy is a “self-sustaining” athletic organization. As such, we receive no financial assistance from the school or any other entity. We are responsible for raising money for any activities in which we wish to participate. With that said, we require 100% commitment to fund raising efforts because the proceeds will be enjoyed by 100% of the team. We currently have 3 fundraising opportunities employed throughout our outdoor season.

Our first fundraising opportunity is hosting middle school meets at Murphy. We currently host 3 middle school meets, all of which occur on Thursdays in March. We are required to collect a spectator admission fee or “gate.” In addition, we will receive an “entry fee” from each team competing in those meets. If we are allowed to have concessions, we will.

Our final fundraising opportunity is hosting the Mobile County Championships at the University of South Alabama’s track facility in April. We get to collect a spectator admission fee or “gate” and team entry fees. This meet costs us a LOT of money to put on but we usually make all of it back and then a little profit. If we are allowed to have concessions, we will.


SPECIAL NOTE: For those who participated on the team last season and paid your fees, you will NOT be required to pay the team fee again this year. If you paid a uniform fee and/or T-shirt fee last season, you will still get those items before our competitions begin this season. 


Team Fee:  $60 due on or before February 5th , 2021

          The team fee covers our team’s entry costs to compete in track meets during the outdoor season. It also helps us purchase equipment such as hurdles, crossbars, and other various equipment necessary to host meets at Murphy and participate in a variety of events.

Uniform Fee: $50 due on or before February 5th, 2021

          The uniform fee is used to purchase a competition top and bottom. Athletes are required to compete in "school-issued" competition uniforms. Once an athlete has purchased his or her uniform, they may keep it forever. They may also use this uniform for future seasons. Once purchased, the uniform becomes the athlete’s responsibility. If lost or damaged, the athlete must purchase an additional uniform top - $30, bottom - $25, or both - $50. NOTE: If you have a current uniform, you don’t need to pay the uniform fee.

Team T-Shirt:

          The team t-shirt will be provided at no additional cost while inventory lasts.

Middle School Coaches

See "Files" below to find Middle School Meet Info sheet available for download. We are looking into having schools enter athletes into our middle school meets via Coach Oliver will send out entering information prior to each meet. If no entering info is sent out, complete and email entry sheet to by NOON on Wednesday before the meet. Thanks a lot!!  

- Brandon Oliver


* Out of Town Day Trip: Transportation will be provided. We will return to the school the same day. If our numbers are low enough, we may need parents to drive. Let Coach Oliver know if you want to volunteer.

** Out of Town Overnight Trip: Fundraiser funded. Transportation will be provided. We will stay overnight at a hotel and return the next day. Some travel costs may be assessed to athletes prior to the trip. We may need parents to drive for these trips as well. Hotel and fuel costs may be reimbursed if funding allows.

JV & Varsity = Junior Varsity and Varsity                                                               

Select Varsity = Varsity athletes chosen by coaches based on performance, attendance and other factors

Qualifying Varsity = Varsity athletes who have qualified by time, distance or mark prior to competition