Texas decathlete Isaac Murphy’s hill to climb to repeat as champion in the event at the Texas Relays may not seem that high, but the competition that stands between Murphy and that goal this week is formidable.
Murphy, a senior from Harker Heights, is in third place after five events Wednesday at Mike A. Myers Stadium. He trails Duke’s Curtis Beach — who won the long jump and 400-meter dash — and Texas-Arlington’s Romain Martin, with the 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and the 1,500-meter run still to go.
The story you're reading is premium content from the Austin American-Statesman. Subscribers get total access to all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive premium content. You can now also buy a 24-hour digital pass or 7-day digital pass.
For Subscribers: Sign in here if you have already registered your account.Sign In
For Subscribers: Register your account for digital access.Access Digital
Read MyStatesman.com now — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24-hours
Read MyStatesman.com all week — 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7-days
Subscribe to the Statesman for as little as 33¢ per dayView Offers