Took part in six races ... Was Emory's No. 7 finisher and 12th out of 183 entries at the JSU Foothills Invitational, posting a career-best 8K time of 26:48 ... Helped the Eagles to a first-place finish by pacing the team ranking No. 2 overall in a 69-runner field at the North Georgia Invitational with an 8K effort of 27:19 ... 69th out of 175 competitors at the Furman Classic, registering a showing of 27:02 (second-best career time) ... Part of the Emory contingent that competed at the UAA Championships.
Raced in four meets and scored for the Eagles on two occasions ... Recorded a personal-best 8k effort of 27:08 at the JSU Foothills Invitational that placed second on the team and 51st out of 161 runners ... Second among the Emory pack and 29th in the 189-runner field at the Berry Invitational, crossing the finish line in 27:09 ... Also took part in the Watermelon Run and the Falcon Classic.
Competed in the Emory-Berry Watermelon Run, posting a four-mile time of 23:16 ... Took part in the Furman Classic where he checked in with an 8K effort of 28:54.
Captured three letters in cross country, two in winter track and three in spring track at Westfield High School ... As a senior he captained the men's cross country team ... First Team All-Union County in cross country his final year of action ... Personal-best effort of 16:14 in the 5150 meters came at the 2013 Union County Championships and placed fourth overall ... Helped WHS to a second-place finish in the 2014 State Group 4 Championships ... His best showing in the 1600 meters was a 4:22 ... Was the 2013 Union County and sectional champion in the 3200 meters ... WHS won the North 2 Group 4 Sectional title in 2012 ... Was a member of the 4 x 1600 meter relay team that finished first at the county championships ... Recipient of the Clarkson Memorial Award.
Son of Stephen and Janet Edwards ... A double major at Emory in business and computer science.
"I chose Emory because it was the perfect blend of academics and athletics."
Phil Edwards' Top 8K Times
|2017||JSU Foothills Invit.||26:48|
|2016||JSU Foothills Invit.||27:08|