Jeffrey Murray
Sprint Free

Jeffrey Murray

Sprint Free

Year Freshman
Height 5-11
Hometown Charlotte, N.C.
Last School Marvin Ridge
Club Team SwimMAC Carolina
Jeffrey Murray

Biography

2017-18 (Freshman): Competed for the Yellow Jackets in the sprint free events, as well as in the 100 and 200 fly … Also swam for Tech in a number of relay events … Recorded the eighth-fastest time on the team in the 100 back (53.28) … Also had the 10th-best time on the year for the Jackets in the 50 free (20.87), 100 free (45.63), 200 free (1:40.45) and and 200 fly (1:57.73) … Posted eight top-five individual finishes on the year … Picked up a runner-up finish in the 200 free (1:41.12) versus Emory … Finished third in the 100 free (46.43) in the dual meet against Delta State and fourth in the 200 free (1:42.83) at Northwestern … Also turned in a fourth-place finish in the 200 free (1:45.41) in a dual meet on the road at SCAD … Placed fifth overall in the 50 free (21.41) against Pittsburgh, in the 100 free (46.19) at Notre Dame, in the 100 back (53.28) versus Delta State and in the 100 free (48.32) at SCAD … Finished sixth in the 200 free versus Pittsburgh (1:41.10) and on the road at Notre Dame (1:42.65) … Also took sixth overall in the 50 free (21.53) and 100 free (46.79) at Northwestern … Registered a pair of sixth-place finishes in the 100 free (46.09) and 200 free (1:40.99) at nationally ranked Georgia … Finished sixth in the 200 free (1:42.43) at South Carolina … Placed ninth overall in the 100 fly (55.05) against Emory and 10th in the 100 free (47.91) in the dual meet at South Carolina … Competed for Tech in the 50 free (21.02), 100 free (45.64 and 46.15), 200 free (1:40.51 and 1:40.81) and the 200 fly (1:57.73) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Also participated in the 50 free (20.87 and 21.16), 100 free (45.86 and 46.09) and 200 free (1:40.45 and 1:41.62) at the Bulldog Invitational Last Chance Meet.

Before Tech: A four-year member on the swim team at Marvin Ridge High School under head coach Melissa King-Pierce … Ranked as high as No. 5 overall in the state of North Carolina for the class of 2017 … A three-time all-conference performer … Led his team to three-straight conference titles in 2013, 2014 and 2015 … Was a state champion in the 200 free (1:42.23) with a first-place finish at the 2016 North Carolina 3A State Championships … Also placed fourth overall in the 50 free (21.58) at the state championship meet as a junior in 2016 … Finished eighth overall in the 200 free (1:47.20) as a sophomore at the 2015 North Carolina 3A State Championships … A member of the SwimMAC Carolina club team … Also competed at the 2016 NC Queens Royals SCY Dual and the 2016 NC SwimMAC Tar Heel State Championships … Posted a first-place finish in both the 50 free (21.26) and the 200 free (1:41.94) at the NCS Senior Championships in February 2016 … A 2016 USA Swimming scholastic all-American … Was an honor roll member of the honor roll all four years.

Personal: Full name is Jeffrey Andrew Murray … Son of Jeff and Dana Murray … Born on Jan. 30, 1999 in Charlotte, N.C. … Has three younger siblings — Joseph, Avery and Logan … Both of his parents were members of the Virginia Tech swim team from 1987-91 … Uncle, John Fennessy, was a member of the Georgia Tech swimming & diving team (2002-04) and is a Tech grad (2006) … Chose Tech because it is an outstanding engineering school, the swim team and the facilities and, because it is somewhat close to home … Intends to major in computer engineering.

 

Murray’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)
EVENT TIME MEET
50 Free 20.87 at Bulldog Invitational (2/24/18)
100 Free 45.63 2017 Georgia Tech Invitational
200 Free 1:40.45 at Bulldog Invitational (2/24/18)
100 Back 53.28 vs. Delta State (10/28/17)
* relay split (s)