Emory Athletes Notch 19 Top-10 Finishes at the Kent Taylor Invitational
The Emory University men’s and women’s track and
field teams combined for 19 top-10 finishes, and three members of
the men’s squad recorded top-10 marks in the program’s
history, at the Kent Taylor Invitational at the University of North
Carolina on Saturday.
On the men’s side, the Eagles recorded three third-place finishes, headline by sophomore Stephen Ellwood, who claimed third in the mile run with a time of 4:20.42, the eighth-fastest time in school history. Also claiming third was Everett Bryant with a time of 8.52 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles (the ninth-fastest in the program’s history), and the Eagles’ 4x400-meter relay team of senior Jason Campbell, freshman Nick Cortellessa, freshman Cameron Edwards and sophomore Pat Lanter, which recorded a mark of 3:32.00.
Emory junior Ben Euwer’s throw of 14.35 meters in the shot put was the second-longest in school history, just .06 meters shot of Josh Heiber’s school record, set during the 2004 season. Euwer also finished ninth in the weight throw with a distance of 13.13 meters, as teammate and senior Thomas Bright finished sixth in the weight throw with a toss of 13.88 meters.
Other top-10 finishes for the Emory men at the meet came from Cortellessa in the 500-meter run (ninth, 1:09.73), Campbell (fifth, 1:57.28) and Edwards (ninth, 2:00.43) in the 800-meter run, senior Kevin Lanza in the mile run (seventh, 4:29.12), junior Tim Halinski in the 3,000-meter run (ninth, 9:04.71), senior Brad Pruente in the 60-meter hurdles (sixth, 8.83 seconds) and junior Xavier Fowler in the triple jump (fourth, 13.20 meters).
For the women, senior Natalie Fenn claimed the best finish of the day, placing fifth in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:43.66. Also finishing in the top-10 in an event for Emory were senior Alycia Adams, who placed seventh in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:22.35, junior Alix Dyer, who placed eighth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.22, and the Eagles’ 4x400-meter relay team of Adams, sophomore Alison Browne, junior Charlotte Diggs, and junior Laura Lambie-Hanson, which claimed eighth in a time of 4:13.07.
Other top finishers for Emory in events were freshman Gabrielle Clark in the 60-meter dash (19th, 8.19 seconds), Dyer in the 200-meter dash (11th, 26.45 seconds), and freshman Morgan Monroe in the 60-meter hurdles (14th, 9.68 seconds).
The Eagles will return to action next weekend, as Emory will be competing at the Niswonger Invitational at East Tennessee State University on Friday and Saturday, and the Tiger Indoor Invitational at the University of the South on Saturday.