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Lake Braddock Mile star Kate Murphy commits to Oregon

October 14, 2016

Future Duck will now turn her focus to wrapping up her high school career on a high note.

By Dan Roth, The Washington Post

Lake Braddock senior middle-distance runner Kate Murphy on Tuesday announced via Twitter her plans to attend the University of Oregon. The three-time All-Met Athlete of the Year was also considering Virginia and Villanova.

“I took my Oregon official [visit] this past weekend,” Murphy told The Post. “I kind of knew in the back of my head I was leaning towards Oregon. Once I went, it just sealed the deal for me.”

Murphy, 17, joins a dominant Oregon program that has won six women’s indoor NCAA championships since 2010, as well as a women’s outdoor NCAA championship in 2015. The program’s history and familiarity with members of the coaching staff are what ultimately enticed her.

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