LCF Strong Man Has an Appetite for Success

Photo courtesy Paul Murray
With the goal of entering bodybuilding competitions late last year, La Cañada Flintridge resident Paul Murray, 50, dedicated himself to a disciplined diet that complemented his rigorous exercise schedule.

Have you seen Paul Murray lately?
In the past year, the former president of the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation has been hard at work building something special — himself.
At 50, Murray entered his first bodybuilding contests and twice finished first in his division, Grand Masters, Men’s Physique.
“It’s really impressive!” said his wife, Crista. “I was so proud, he looked amazing, and it was a great experience to see how much his hard work paid off. He looked better than almost all the guys there, even the younger guys, which is pretty awesome.”

Paul Murray has been lifting weights since he was a high school freshman football player. He got more serious about lifting in college, when he joined Cal Poly Pomona’s club football team. But until recently, he had only the slightest inkling that he might someday seriously pursue the sport of bodybuilding.
In part, Murray traces the development to a pair of surgeries: Continue reading “LCF Strong Man Has an Appetite for Success”

Murray Wins Hurdles, Moves on to Finals

Claire Murray will be the lone representative of La Cañada High School in the CIF Southern Section Division 3 championships at Norwalk Cerritos College this Saturday.
Murray won the 100-meter hurdles event at the CIF prelims with a time of 14.60. The junior also participated in the 4×100 relay along with Kamryn Creighton, Jackie Gevorgian and Samantha Mayer. The four Spartans finished 26th with a time of 51.60. Continue reading “Murray Wins Hurdles, Moves on to Finals”

Five LC Athletes Capture League Championships

The La Cañada High School varsity track and field team turned in a solid performance in the Rio Hondo League finals at South Pasadena and took home five titles last Friday.
The LC girls finished among the top three in eight events and recorded 71.33 points to finish third overall. Morgan Bowman led the charge by winning the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:25.20 and placing third in the 800 with a time of 2:23.58. Teammate Adena DiPaolo wasn’t far behind Bowman and was second in the 1600 with a time of 5:28.98. Continue reading “Five LC Athletes Capture League Championships”