• Two Outdoor National Champions
  • 14 Indoor Individual All-Americans
  • 18 Outdoor Indivudal All-Americans
  • 7 Indoor UAA Team Championships
  • 5 Outdoor UAA Team Championships

2017 Emory Men's Outdoor Track & Field Season Recap

2017 Emory Men's Outdoor Track & Field Season Recap

The Emory University Men's Track and Field team sent one runner to the NCAA Championships while two other performers captured University Athletic Association titles during the 2017 outdoor season.

Junior Shane Sullivan qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships for the first time in his career as he was selected to compete in the 5000m Run. Sullivan turned in a 14th place finish, recording a time of 15:00.27. Earlier in the season, Sullivan broke the school record in the event, posting a time of 14:24.23 at the Dr. Keeler Invitational. The record was one of two Sullivan broke on the year as he was also part of the Distance Medley Relay along with seniors Brandon Cromer, Michael McBane and freshman Samuel Branson which recorded a time of 10:23.10 at the Emory Invitational.

At the UAA Outdoor Championships held in Chicago, Illinois, juniors Benjamin Rogin and Charlie Hu led the Eagles to a fifth place showing, total two event championships. For the third straight season, Rogin was an All-UAA finisher in the 110m Hurdles, collecting his second straight UAA crown with a time of 15.11. Hu scored in three events including a first place effort in the Triple Jump.
Sullivan added All-UAA honors with a second place performance in the 5000m Run while senior Kyle Veator was second in the Long Jump and sophomore Bennett Shaw placed second in the 3000m Steeplechase. In total, the Eagles secured five All-UAA finishes, two event titles and scored 78 points at the two-day championship meet.
In other scored meets throughout the outdoor season, Emory was seventh in its home invitational, third in the Emory Classic, second in the Berry Field Day Invitational and sixth at the Mountain Laurel Invitational.
Four of the five team members that earned All-UAA acclaim were honored by the USTFCCCA, earning All-Region accolades. Hu in the Triple Jump, Rogin in the 110m Hurdles, Shaw in the 3000m Steeplechase and Sullivan in the 5000m Run.
Hu, Rogin and junior Max Brown added academic honors to go along with their on-field performances as the trio was selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District team in late May. The selection was the second straight for both Brown and Rogin while Hu earned his first Academic All-District honor of his career.
 

The Eagles earned the following honors during the 2017 season:

NCAA Division III Championship Participant

Shane Sullivan

Johns Creek, GA (Mt. Pisgah Christian)

5000m Run (14th)

 

USTFCCCA South/Southeast All-Region (Top 5 in Respective Event)

Charlie Hu

Shanghai, China (Shanghai American School)

Triple Jump

Benjamin Rogin

Highland Park, IL (Highland)

110m Hurdles

Bennett Shaw

San Jose, CA (Bellarmine College Prep)

3000m Steeplechase

Shane Sullivan

Johns Creek, GA (Mt. Pisgah Christian)

5000m Run

 

UAA Champion

Benjamin Rogin

Highland Park, IL (Highland)

110m Hurdles

Charlie Hu

Shanghai, China (Shanghai American School)

Triple Jump

 

All-UAA (Top-3 Finisher at UAA Championships)

Benjamin Rogin

Highland Park, IL (Highland)

110m Hurdles (1st)

Charlie Hu

Shanghai, China (Shanghai American School)

Triple Jump (1st)

Bennett Shaw

San Jose, CA (Bellarmine College Prep)

3000m Steeplechase (2nd)

Kyle Veator

Potomac, MD (Winston Churchill)

Long Jump (2nd)

Shane Sullivan

Johns Creek, GA (Mt. Pisgah Christian)

5000m Run (2nd)

 

CoSIDA Academic All-District

Max Brown

Warren, NJ (Watchung Hills)

Charlie Hu

Shanghai, China (Shanghai American School)

Benjamin Rogin

Highland Park, IL (Highland Park)

 

UAA Athlete of the Week

Shane Sullivan

Johns Creek, GA (Mt. Pisgah Christian)

March 27

Charlie Hu

Shanghai, China (Shanghai American School)

May 8

         

The following were the top marks by Emory athletes during the 2017 season:

 

100m Dash

Kyle Veator

11.05

UAA Championships

200m Dash

Kyle Veator

22.35

Emory Classic

400m Dash

Aria Mohseni

50.09

Emory Classic

800m Run

Max Brown

1:55.07

Berry Field Day Invitational

1500m Run

Max Brown

3:57.70

Berry Field Day Invitational

3000m Run

Phil Edwards

9:07.20

Mountain Laurel Invitational

5000m Run

Shane Sullivan

14:24.23*

Dr. Keeler Invitational

10000m Run

Martin Pimental

32:14.51

UAA Championships

110m Hurdles

Benjamin Rogin

14.84

Berry Field Day Invitational

400m Hurdles

Benjamin Rogin

55.27

Emory Classic

3000m Steeplechase

Bennett Shaw

9:18:13

Dr. Keeler Invitational

High Jump

Charlie Hu

1.82m

UAA Championships

Pole Vault

Nathan Harper

3.66m

Mountain Laurel Invitational

Long Jump

Kyle Veator

7.04m

UAA Championships

Triple Jump

Charlie Hu

14.29m

Torrin Lawrence Memorial

Shot Put

Jackson Hoit

11.05m

Emory Classic

Discus

Zachary Lembersky

42.66m

UAA Championships

Hammer

Zachary Lembersky

41.23m

Emory Invitational

Javelin

Jackson Hoit

52.01m

Emory Invitational

4x100m Relay

Kyle Veator, Aria Mohseni, Max Helfman, Benjamin Rogin

42.85

Emory Classic

4x400m Relay

Aria Mohseni, Alex Rand, Robert Wilhelm III, Benjamin Rogin

3:29.47

Emory Classic

4x800m Relay

Michael McBane, Brandon Cromer, Robert Wilhelm III, Max Brown

7:50.84

UAA Championships

DMR

Samuel Branson, Brandon Cromer, Michael McBane, Shane Sullivan

10:23.10*

Emory Invitational

 

* - Indicates Emory record