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Tommy Murdock hurdles to a lasting legacy

Tommy Murdock was feeling a bit run-down at the recent Washington State 2B Track-and-Field Championships.

But, in the end, it was his challengers in two hurdles title heats who felt run down.

Murdock overcame illness to capture the 110- and 300-meter hurdles crowns in Yakima, repeating the success he had enjoyed at state trials the year before.

"He got pushed at state this year," La Conner head coach Peter Voorhees said of Murdock, "but he was in control."

Which has been the case since 2022, when as a sophomore Murdock won the first of his five gold medals, placing first in the 300s. He might...


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