Phil Murray - publisher of TexasTrack.com and TexasTrackBlog.com

Phil Murray – publisher of TexasTrack.com and TexasTrackBlog.com

I started TexasTrack.com in the fall of 1997 while coaching at Boswell High School in Fort Worth. At that time there wasn’t an easy way to get results for track & field meets except to check the local newspapers. If you lived in a rural area, you might have to drive to neighboring communities and buy copies of their local (often weekly) newspaper.

Believe it or not, I still use a 15-year-old software program that works fine. Many of the cool features have long since gone out of support, but it is a reliable and simple program that allows me to create pages in my own simple format for quick posting.

TexasTrackBlog was started a few years ago as an outlet for my writing apart from results. The simplicity of posting from the web allows me to write from almost anywhere and upload posts quickly and easily. I love to write and am trying hard to keep it a little more up-to-date than I’ve done in the past.

It’s hard to believe that nearly 18 years later I’m still doing this. I’ve been through numerous jobs, both teaching and coaching and an 8-year stint selling track & field equipment with MF Athletic, and have always kept TexasTrack.com going. It is the oldest high school website for the sports of cross country and track & field and still publishes a more complete listing of results from across the state  than any other source. I’m very proud of the influence I’ve had on the sport over the years and how I’ve been able to help thousands and thousands of athletes, coaches, and fans keep up with the sport.