Hudson Elite is thrilled to welcome Joanna Murphy to the team. Relocating from the east coast after several years with New Balance Boston, Joanna calls Boulder her new home. “I fell in love with Boulder after spending January and February here for altitude training this past winter. The area and the team are a great match for me, and I am really excited to begin my next chapter with Hudson Elite.” A steeplechase specialist, Joanna is no stranger to success. Her collegiate career at Linfield College in Oregon culminated with an All-American performance in the steeplechase while also snagging the school record and Northwest Conference all-time record in the event. After a nearly two year hiatus from competitive running, Joanna returned to the competitive scene in 2013 with a USA Outdoor Championships qualifier in the 3000m steeplechase, and a 7th place finish in the 3000m at the USA Indoor Championships. With PRs of 10:01 in the steeplechase and 9:18 in the 3k, Joanna will be a great catalyst for successful performances on the women’s team. When she isn’t out training hard, Joanna is busy putting her PR and marketing skills to use at SMACK! Media. When speaking on Joanna’s addition to the team, Coach Brad Hudson says “A lot of success in the sport is dependent on surrounding yourself with the right people who work hard and train smart. I am extremely excited in Joanna’s decision to join our team and can’t wait to see the impact she will make both on and off the track.”
Find out more about Joanna by visiting her athlete profile on our website, and by following her on Instagram (jodmurphy) and Twitter (@joannamurphy8).