On August 1, 2013, Trista L. Murphy traveled to the 36th annual Hershey’s North American Finals for track and field game events, which was held in Hershey, Pennsylvania at the Henry Hershey Field on August 3.
She had to compete against nine others from PA, WA, S.D., MA, DE, WI, DC, MN and Canada. Trista threw a 120 ft. and the girl from S.D. threw 116 ft. Trista won first place in the softball throw for ages 9-10. Trista represented Appling County well with 1st place and the gold medal.
Trista is the daughter of Shawn and Shafia Kent Murphy. She is also the granddaughter of Bub and Lynn Moody and Rodney and Melba Murphy.