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

2003-04 Men's Indoor Track & Field Season Recap

Emory University finished 20th out of 55 teams at the NCAA national indoor championships.

Chris Nehls finished third in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.60 seconds, earning All-American status for the second consecutive year. He is just the third two-time indoor All-American in school history.

Rob Bullard finished fifth in the high jump with a jump of 2.03 meters. Bullard earned All-American honors for the first time and was the first Eagle ever to earn All-American status in the high jump.

This is the third time Emory has had two indoor All-Americans in one season.

The Eagles won the University Athletic Association team championship for the fourth time in five years.

Senior T.J. Jennings was named the meet's Most Outstanding Performer for the second time in his career. The other honor came last year.

Jennings won the 55- and 200-meter dashes, finished second in the high jump, third in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump. He earned all-conference honors in the first four events listed.

Other event winners were Rob Bullard in the high jump, Chris Nehls in the 55-meter hurdles and Josh Heiber in the shot put.

This is the third time in his career that Nehls, a senior, has won the conference title in the 55 hurdles. For Bullard, a sophomore, it is his second consecutive UAA crown in the high jump.

Emory had 13 all-conference event performances (top-three finish) in individual or relay events.

In addition to the event winners, all-conference honorees include Blake Staub, second in the 55-meter dash, Wesley Thomas, third in the 55-meter dash, Adam Brunfeldt, third in the 1500-meter run, Seth Crislip, third in the 800-meter run, Phil Hagedorn, third in the 5,000-meter run, and Emory's second-place 1,600-meter relay team of Nehls, John Pitts, Crislip, and Jennings.

Honored as the conference Coaching Staff of the Year was the Emory staff with Head Coach John Curtin and assistants Heather Atkinson, James Goss, Kevin Graham and Pedro Vasquez.

Emory has won six of the last nine conference indoor and outdoor championships, and finished second in the other three.

Following is a listing of some individual honors:

All-Americans (NCAA National Championships)
Rob Bullard Dunwoody, GA (North Springs) High Jump 3rd
Chris Nehls Boulder, CO (Fairview) 55-meter Hurdles 5th
 
Conference Honors (University Athletic Association)
T.J. Jennings East Hartford, Conn. (Avon Old Farms) Most Outstanding Performer  
 
Conference Champions (University Athletic Association)
Rob Bullard Dunwoody, GA (North Springs) High Jump  
Josh Heiber Calabasas, CA (Calabasas) Shot Put  
T.J. Jennings East Hartford, CT (Avon Old Farms) 55-meter Dash  
T.J. Jennings East Hartford, CT (Avon Old Farms) 200-meter Dash  
Chris Nehls Boulder, CO (Fairview) 55-meter Hurdles