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

2017-18 Emory Men's Indoor Track & Field Season in Review

2017-18 Emory Men's Indoor Track & Field Season in Review

The Emory University Men's Track and Field team had one All-America performance, placed seven on the USTFCCCA South/Southeast All-Region team and saw another two earn All-University Athletic Association honors during the 2017-18 indoor season.

Senior Max Brown traveled to Birmingham, Alabama as the lone team representative at the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships. Brown garnered his second career All-America honor in the Mile, placing eighth overall in a time of 4:12.60. With his eighth place finish, he became just the fourth Emory male, joining Troy Thompson, Chris Williams and Chris Nehls, to earn multiple All-America honors in the same event in Emory Men's Indoor Track and Field history.

Brown highlighted Emory's seven student-athletes on the South/Southeast All-Region list, claiming honors in both the Mile and Distance Medley Relay with sophomores Samuel Branson, Alex Rand and senior Robert Wilhelm III. Senior Benjamin Rogin in the 60m Hurdles, freshman Jacob Hedgepeth in the 800m Run, and sophomore Luis Torres in the 5000m Run added All-Region kudos for the Eagles.

At the UAA Championships, hosted by Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, Emory posted two all-conference finishes and scored in seven events to place seventh with 29 points. Brown and Rogin captured All-UAA honors with Rogin taking second in the 60m Hurdles and Brown finishing third in the mile.

Torres took fourth in the 5000m Run, Hu was fifth in the Triple Jump and freshman Liam Fost was sixth in the 400m Dash to round out the UAA individual scorers. The Eagles added points in both the 4x400m and Distance Medley Relay as Rogin, Wilhelm, Rand and sophomore Aria Mohseni was fourth in the 4x4 and Branson, Rand, Wilhelm and Brown were fourth in the DMR.

The Eagles saw two school records set during the season as Brown set the Mile mark with a time of 4:11.55 in the prelims of the NCAA Championships and Rogin running an 8.30 in the finals of the 60m Hurdles at the UAA Championships.

At other scored meets during the season, Emory took fifth at its home Invitational at the Crossplex in Birmingham, AL, sixth at both meets hosted by Sewanee and 11th at the BSC Panther Indoor Icebreaker.

Rogin along with Hu garnered Academic honors for the Eagles based on their success athletically and in the classroom to round out the yearly honors, earning berths on the CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-District team. It was Rogin's third straight Academic All-District selection while it was Hu's second straight. 

The Eagles earned the following honors during the 2017-18 season:

All-America (Top-8 Finisher at NCAA Division III Championships)

Max Brown

Warren, NJ (Watchung Hills)

Mile Run (8th)

 

NCAA Division III Championship Participant

Max Brown

Warren, NJ (Watchung Hills)

Mile Run (8th)

 

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

Samuel Branson

Golden Valley, MN (Hopkins)

DMR

Max Brown

Warren, NJ (Watchung Hills)

DMR, Mile Run

Jacob Hedgepeth

Richmond Hill, GA (Richmond Hill)

800m Run

Alex Rand

Hellertown, PA (Moravian Academy)

DMR

Benjamin Rogin

Highland Park, IL (Highland Park)

60m Hurdles

Luis Torres

Beaverton, OR (Aloha)

5000m Run

Robert Wilhelm III

Kingsville, MD (Gilman)

DMR

 

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

Benjamin Rogin

Highland Park, IL (Highland Park)

60m Hurdles (2nd)

Max Brown

Warren, NJ (Watchung Hills)

Mile Run (3rd)

 

CoSIDA Academic All-District

Charlie Hu

Shanghai, China (Shanghai American School)

Benjamin Rogin

Highland Park, IL (Highland Park)

 

UAA Athlete of the Week

Max Brown

Warren, NJ (Watchung Hills)

Jan. 22

             

 

The following were the top marks by Emory athletes during the 2017-18 season:

55m Dash

Dylan Boye

6.76

Tiger Indoor Invitational

60m Dash

Mason Lewis

7.10

UAA Championships

200m Dash

Dylan Boye

23.16

UAA Championships

400m Dash

Liam Fost

50.49

Emory Crossplex Invitational

800m Run

Max Brown

1:57.81

Emory Crossplex Invitational

3000m Run

Samuel Branson

8:41.80

Samford Open

5000m Run

Luis Torres

15:04.62

UAA Championships

Mile Run

Max Brown

4:11.55*

NCAA Championships

55m Hurdles

Benjamin Rogin

7.75

Tiger Indoor Invitational

60m Hurdles

Benjamin Rogin

8.30*

UAA Championships

High Jump

Charlie Hu

1.81m

UAA Championships

Long Jump

Charlie Hu

6.36m

UAA Championships

Triple Jump

Charlie Hu

13.47m

UAA Championships

Shot Put

Zachary Lembersky

10.94m

KMS Invitational

Weight Throw

Zachary Lembersky

14.27m

Emory Crossplex Invitational

4x400m Relay

Benjamin Rogin, Alex Rand, Robert Wilhelm III, Liam Fost

3:26.27

BSC Panther Icebreaker

DMR

Samuel Branson, Alex Rand, Robert Wilhelm III, Max Brown

10:14.74

UAA Championships

* - Indicates Emory record