Murley crossed the finish line in 111th place with a time of 21 minutes, 26.12 seconds to record the fastest four-mile performance in school history. The sophomore from Sac City shattered the previous record by 17.68 seconds.
Competing against 279 other runners, Murley finished in the top 41 percent of the season-opening race.
Murley is the lone underclassman for the Warriors this season. He's looking to add to his running resume after a successful freshman campaign, which included him setting the second-fastest 8K time for a freshman in program history and becoming one of the three first-ever national qualifiers for the Warriors in the marathon in outdoor track and field.
Ganzeveld ran to 130th (21.42.86) to record the second-fastest four-mile time in Waldorf history. The senior from Fort Dodge currently owns the program's top four fastest 8K times and is a returning National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national qualifier. Ganzeveld was among the top 46 percent of the field in Friday's race.
As expected, Murley and Ganzeveld led the charge for the Warriors with promising starts to the year.
"Both Murley and Ganzeveld led the men with strong openers, running with the front half of the pack," Waldorf coach Kayla Kregel said.
"Chasen and Jesse worked well together throughout the race and competed well," Kregel said.
NCAA Division II's University of Sioux Falls captured the team title with 55 points. The Cougars received four performances in the top 11. NCAA Division I's University of South Dakota (72) earned second, NCAA Division I's University of Nebraska (84) claimed third, NCAA Division II's No. 15 Augustana University (85) took fourth, NCAA Division II's University of Nebraska-Kearney (189) pulled in fifth and NCAA Division III's Carleton College (173) came in sixth. Northwestern College (223), which is ranked No. 7 in the NAIA preseason poll, placed seventh. NCAA Division II programs Minnesota State University (229) and Winona State University (328) finished eighth and ninth, respectively while NCAA Division III's Bethel University (339) completed the top 10 in the 26-team field.
Sioux Falls' Mason Phillips powered to first (19:15.1), outrunning teammate Steven Brown by 21.9 seconds.
Waldorf returns to action in next Saturday's Les Duke Invitational, starting at 10 a.m. in Grinnell. The meet marks the first 8K competition of the season for the Warriors, who are looking to get back at full strength.
"A four-mile race is setting us up for our first 8K next weekend," Kregel said. "Our men's runners are dealing with some injuries right now, so the challenge is to find the line where we can train hard and compete hard without injury. We just have to remind the athletes to trust the process as their training will pay off when we need it to."