AKRON (USA): Clayton Murphy will forego his final year of eligibility and turn professional, informs Zips Track & Field. Murphy won the NCAA 1500m title last week in 3:36.38 and also claimed the NCAA indoor 800m title in March in 1:46.68. “Turning professional was a very tough decision I made following the NCAA Championships. I decided to take the next step in my running career because I feel I am ready to compete against some of the best in the world in every race,” he said. Murphy will be represented by the Doyle Management Group and is aiming to make the American Olympic team this summer.
RunBlogRun opines: We wish Clayton Murphy much luck. Especially in his decision to turn pro. The NCAA 1,500m was a very exciting race. If Clayton can add that kind of excitement to the USA Trials 1,500 meters, then, we will have some amazing racing.