The Garden Island: Pierce Murphy grabs 2 top state times

Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden IslandIsland School’s Pierce Murphy works on an early lead in the Mixed 3000 Meter Run, Thursday during the KIF qualifying track meet at Vidinha Stadium. Murphy finished the event first and pocketed a No. 1 state time in both this event and the 1500 Meter Run.

LIHU‘E — Island School runner Pierce Murphy is the top runner in Hawai‘i in two events following the Thursday qualifying track meet at Vidinha Stadium.

Murphy was one of three student-athletes in the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation to make the coveted No. 1 spot in the state based on the MileSplit.US Hawai‘i website, which tracks athletes throughout the state in their track and field performances.

Murphy topped the 1500 Meter Run in 4:02.08, more than 17 seconds faster than the state auto time standard of 4:19.64 and almost 38 seconds ahead of Kaua‘i High School’s Joshua Herr who crossed for the silver in that event on a 4:40.00 run.

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