Name: Jasmine Murrell
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 100m, long jump
Classification: T12
Height: 5-3
Weight: 130
DOB: 9/5/1988
Birthplace: Plainfield, N.J.
Hometown: Plainfield, N.J.
High School: St. Patrick High School (Elizabeth, N.J.) ‘06
College: Kean University ‘12, Psychology (B.A.); Rutgers University ’19 Rehabilitation Counseling
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 Arizona Grand Prix, gold (100m, 200m)
  • 2018 Arizona Grand Prix, silver (100m, 200m)
Personal: Born glaucoma, a hereditary eye condition spanning three generations, Murrell’s vision in her right eye as an infant was 200/800 with light perception only in her left eye. After dealing with years of pain and blurred version, she opted to have her eye removed in 2017. She discovered Paralympic sports in 2014 when her mother learned about goalball from a state worker. Murrell and her sister joined the team but Murell always yearned to run. She was able to find a coach and started entering in competitions, ultimately making her first U.S. team at the 2019 Parapan American Games....Daughter of Jackie Murell and Kenneth Farley…Has four sisters, Jameisha, Tahiya, Shaniah and Jayla, and one brother, Jermaine…Hobbies include traveling, singing, spending time with friends and family, fishing, hiking, and playing sports…Competed in the Miss New Jersey USA pageant in 2013 and was named Miss Amity…Aspires to get her doctorate degree in Psychology… Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kean University…Helped set a Guinness World Record when she participated in the longest marathon goalball game that lasted for 25 hours and 30 seconds with the Maryland School for the Blind in 2018.