Locals cheer Murphy’s medal-winning run in Rio

Published: Monday, August 15, 2016 @ 10:20 PM
Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 @ 4:58 AM

Locals cheer Murphy’s medal-winning run in Rio

Hundreds of Clayton Murphy fans and followers cheered wildly Monday night as they watched their man from this Darke County village take bronze in the 400-meter dash at the Summer Olympics in Rio.

The people of New Madison, nervous for the 2013 Tri-Village High School graduate, packed the high school cafeteria to watch Murphy on big screen TVs.

“You could just tell when Clayton, as he was growing, that he had a little bit something different than most kids did,” Scott Warren, Murphy’s high school track and cross country coach, told News Center 7’s Natalie Jovonovich. “He was just a determined young man.”

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The coach has kept in touch with Murphy’s parents, who are in Brazil with the newest medal winner for Team USA.

See the full report from News Center 7’s Jovonovich with this report.