Alexis Murphy
Alexis Murphy

Hometown:
Apex, N.C.

High School:
Holly Springs

Event:
Sprints

Year (I/O):
Jr./Jr.


1x All-American
• 4x100m: 2014 Second Team

2014: Indoors - ran the sprints and completed her first season of the long jump in the Garnet and Black...ran a personal best 7.58 in the 60 meters to finish fifth at the Virginia Tech Invite...ran a 24.69 in the 200 meters at the Cherry & Silver Invite, to finish 15th...entered the program's all-time top 10 in the long jump with a leap of 19'9" (6.02m) at the Cherry & Silver Invite to finish fourth...finished second at the Hilton Garden Invite with a jump of 19'1 ¼" (5.82m)...posted four top-five finishes in six long jump appearances...in her first long jump entry at the SEC Indoor Championships, finished 20th (5.70m /// 18-08.50)...Outdoors - Also long jumped in the outdoor season while also continuing her work in the 100 meters and the relays...in the long jump, finished in the top 10 of all regular season events...hit a then-PR of 19'7" (5.97m) for a win at the Bill Carson Invitational...also won the USC Outdoor Open...crossed the 20-foot barrier for the first time to score at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a leap of 20' ½" (6.10m)...the leap is the No. 6 jump in school history...narrowly missed her first NCAA individual bid, finishing 19th at 19'10 ¼" (6.05m)...in the 100 meters, ran a personal record 11.77 at the Georgia Invitational...finished 22nd at the SEC Outdoor Championships in the 100 meters at 11.81...ran on the Gamecocks' 4x100 meter relay squad that ran a season best 44.20 to take fifth at the NCAA East Preliminary and went on to place 12th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (44.54)...with the 4x1 finish at NCAA Outdoors earned her first All-America certificate.

2013: Indoors, posted the fastest 60m and 200m times of the season in her first year running for the Garnet and Black...Took third at the Hokie Invite with a time of 7.53...finished in 14th place at her first SEC Indoor Championship event with a time of 7.52...ran her fastest time of the year in her final race, posting a 7.44 to finish in third place at the VT Final Qualifier...in the 200m, finished 15th in the prelims of the prestigious Armory Collegiate Invitational with a time of 24.51...recorded a 23.96 at the SEC Indoor Championships to finish in 16th place before taking seventh at the VT Final Qualifier with a 24.37...Outdoors, ran the 100m and 200m...posted a season-best 11.85 in the 100m to take eighth place at the Spec Town Relays...went on to place 23rd at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 12.09...took sixth in the first outdoor meet of the season, running a 24.73 200m at the Hurricane Invite...went on to place 24th at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 24.83...posted her season best at the USATF Junior Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, finishing seventh after posting a time of 24.17.

HIGH SCHOOL: Top marks of 11.66 in the 100m and 23.96 in the 200m...100m state champion and two-time 200m state champion...four-time All-America in 2011 and two-time All-America in 2012

PERSONAL: Also lettered in basketball and soccer...daughter of Lance and Colette Murphy...mother Colette played softball at Kansas...has two siblings - Sydnei and Leea...Leea played soccer at North Carolina and won the 2003 NCAA Championship...intends to major in sports management...also considered Clemson, Tennessee and North Carolina...decided on South Carolina because it was close to home and has a good track program.