Track and Field
Boys Head Coach
Girls Head Coach
2021 Outdoor Track & Field: Update (March 31, 2021)
The Panther Track & Field team competed in the 2021 STATE TRACK MEET in Gulf Shores this weekend! Some AMAZING things happened but far too many to mention here. Our boys 4x4 team punctuated the season with an OUTSTANDING time of 3:23.16! That's faster than Murphy has run in OVER 20 YEARS!!! That time ranks us in the top 150 in the ENTIRE COUNTRY! Congratulations to Seniors: Jalen Williams, Khalil Johnson, Issac Williams, Javonte Carter and Tyrese Williams. Also, Congrats to Juniors: Fernando Brown and Joshua Reynolds. Great job this season, Panthers! The 2022 Track season will begin with a meeting in August and we will begin training in September so let's prepare for greatness!
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.
Here is our 2021 Outdoor Meet Schedule...
|MURPHY TRACK & FIELD|
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|
|WEDNESDAY, March 4||UMS-WRIGHT QUAD MEET #1||JV & Varsity||UMS-WRIGHT|
|Thursday, March 11||Middle School Meet #2||HELPERS||MURPHY HS|
|FRIDAY, March 12||UMS-WRIGHT QUAD MEET #2||JV & Varsity||UMS-WRIGHT|
|Thursday, March 18||Middle School Meet #3||HELPERS||MURPHY HS|
|Wednesday, March 24||Lyon Newell |
|JV & Varsity||UMS-Wright|
|Thursday, March 25||Fast Times Meet||JV & Varsity||UMS-Wright|
|Saturday March 27||Baker Hornet Invite||JV & Varsity||BLOUNT HS|
|March 30 - April 3||SPRING BREAK (Practice during the break is TBA)|
Monday & Tuesday, April 19 & 20
|Mobile 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
GOOD LUCK THIS SEASON AND GO PANTHERS!!!!
Home Track Meet Helpers
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: $TBA due on or before TBA, FALL of 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: $TBA due on or before TBA, FALL of 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.
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 al.milesplit.com. Coach Oliver will send out entering information prior to each meet. If no entering info is sent out, complete and email entry sheet to firstname.lastname@example.org 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