Joey Purpura
Joey Purpura


Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Watkins Memorial

Last College:
Virginia Intermont


Career Bests:
• 3000m - 8:38.61
• 5000m - 14:53.84
• 10,000m - 31:45.76
• 8k XC - 26:26.42
• 10k XC - 33:14.36PRE>

At Alabama:

SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Posted an 8k best time of 26:26.42 at the SEC Cross Country Championships to finish 71st...ran a 33:14.46 at the 10k NCAA South Regional finishing 65th...competed at the NCAA Cross Country Championships where he finished 243 with a time of 33:30...part of the NCAA South Regional Champion team...member of the cross-country team that finished sixth at the NCAA Championships...ran a career best 8:38.61 in the 3000m at the Tiger Classic outdoors...posted a personal best time of 14:53.84 at the Ole Miss Invitational...ran the 10000m at the Drake Relays tallying a career best of 31:45.76...ranked eighth in the SEC in the 3000m outdoors

At Virginia Intermont College:

FRESHMAN (2006-07): Helped win the NAIA Cross Country Team Championship...qualified for the NAIA National Indoor Championships in the 5000m

PREP AND PERSONAL: Coached by Marty Dahlman and John Jarvis...Birthday: September 18, 1987...Parents: Bill and Lori Purpura...Siblings: Audrey (17)...Majoring in Business Management