Philip Edwards
Philip Edwards
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Westfield, NJ
High School: Westfield

Senior (2017):
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. 

Junior (2016):
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.

Sophomore (2015):
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. 

High School
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

Year Event Time
2017 JSU Foothills Invit. 26:48

Furman Classic

2016 JSU Foothills Invit. 27:08
2016 Berry Invitational 27:09