Timmie Murphy

Timmie Murphy

Player Profile


Farmington, N.M.

High School:
Farmington HS





2-time all-MWC (3,000 -1, DMR - 1)


Fifth-year senior who has emerged as one of the best distance runners in the region over the past year...two-time first team all-MWC and all-NCAA Mountain Region honoree, and a 2006 NCAA Championships qualifier in cross country...earned indoor all-MWC honors in the 3,000m and surpassed the NCAA provisional qualifying standard in the event before redshirting outdoors...coaches say she could make a run at an NCAA Championship berth in the 5,000 when she returns for her final outdoor campaign this spring...

2006: (cross country) Turned in one of the finest cross country seasons in UNM history en route to her first trip to the NCAA Championship meet...led the Lobos in all six meets, notching 4 top-10 finishes...placed 5th (21:00) at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships in Albuquerque, the best by a Lobo woman since 1988, to earn all-region honors and claim an automatic berth to the national meet...got out of the gates slowly, however, and despite a late surge, finished 115th at nationals (22:16.4)...earned first team all-MWC honors with a fourth place finish (21:17.4) at the conference meet...opened the season with a career-best second place finish at the Lobo Invitational and later clocked the fastest 6K in seventh-year head coach Matt Henry's tenure (20:40) in a seventh place finish at Stanford...was 44th at the Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind....

2005-06: (outdoor) Redshirt season...(indoor) Led the MWC with a school record and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 9:33.11 in the 3,000m, recorded in Seattle at the Washington Last Chance Qualifier (3rd)...finished the year ranked 49th in the nation in the event...runner-up in the 3,000 at the MWC Championship meet (9:37.20)...finished behind High Point Award winner Nicole Feest of CSU, but defeated top-seeded Ann Heiner and Chelsea McKell (nationally ranked in the 5,000m) of BYU to give the Lobos their first all-MWC honoree in the event...finished among the top-5 in all eight individual races, including 7 top-3 efforts...won the 3K at the Albuquerque Invite and Mark Shumate Open...also earned all-MWC honors with the UNM distance medley relay team (3rd - school record time of 11:56.70) and clocked the team's fastest mile time (4:58.24)...(cross country) Breakthrough season, helping to lead the UNM women to their best-ever MWC finish...came off a redshirt year to earn first team all-conference and all-NCAA Mountain Region honors for the first time in her career...finished among the top-20 in all five meets...with senior leader Jacquelyne Gallegos slowed with an injury later in the year, she shined as the Lobos' No. 1 runner, placing 7th at Auburn and a career-high 3rd at the MWC Championships - the best by a UNM woman at a conference meet since 1992...sliced over a minute of her 6K PR at the conference meet, finishing with a time of 21:06.7...also placed 12th earlier in the year at Stanford...improved 50 spots on her previous best finish to place 19th at the Mountain Region Championships...

2004-05: (outdoor) Owned the team's No. 2 1,500-meter time (4:55.49) and ran the fourth-fastest 5K (18:00.04)...was fourth in the 5K at Arizona and again in the 1,500 at UTEP...(indoor) Had the second fastest 5K and fourth fastest 3K on the team (10:34.43)...pair of top-10 finishes...(cross country) Redshirted due to injuries sustained during preseason training...

2003-04: (outdoor) Just missed qualifying for the NCAA regional meet in the 5,000 when she clocked a career-best time of 17:13.59 at the Mt. SAC Relays...time was also the fastest ever run in coach Matt Henry's tenure...placed fourth in the 5K at UTEP and was third in the 1,500 at the Mesa Classic...(indoor) Solid campaign, running 8 races over the winter...scored at the MWC meet for the first time in her career with an eighth place finish in the 5,000, clocking a career-best time of 17:53.74...season-high runner-up finishes at Texas Tech (3,000) and Houston (5K)...(cross country) Turned in a fine season, running no lower than third on the team in all six races...led the Lobos at the Great American Classic and finished a career-best fourth to help the women win the Canyon West Classic meet...season-best 6K time of 23:26 at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships...

2002-03: (outdoor) Competed in five races and notched four top-seven finishes...recorded the team's third and fourth-fastest 5K times...Academic All-MWC honoree...(indoor) Ran two 3,000m races and clocked the team's fourth-fastest time at NAU...(cross country) Scored in five meets and ran with the Lobos' top-seven in all seven meets...UNM's second finisher at the MWC Championships, where she recorded the team's ninth-fastest 6K of the year (23:26)


2000 4A New Mexico state cross country champion at Farmington (N.M.) High School under head coach Dave Huber...eighth at the state meet as a senior...captured the sophomore girls race at the elite Footlocker West Regional cross country championships.


Born on May 22, 1984 in Williston, N.D....age is 21...full name is Micky Timmieann Murphy...daughter of Tim and Toni Murphy...major is Exercise Science.


1,500: 4:45.80, 5,000: 17:13.59


Mile: 5:13.67, 3,000: 10:20.13, 5,000: 17:53.74