(May 27) Emory University senior Frederick Linton was part of three all-America performances at the 2008 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships. Linton was the National Runner-up in the 400-meter dash, recording a school-record time of 47.03 seconds in the event. His second individual all-America honor came in the 200-meter dash, where he finished fourth in the event with a time of 21.49 seconds. Linton also anchored Emory's 4x400-meter relay, which finished fifth in a school-record time of 3:14.22. Linton finished his Emory career with four outdoor all-America honors, as the sprinter led the Eagles to a seventh-place finish at the Division III Championships.
(May 19) Emory University's Alex Greenhouse was part of three provisional qualifying times at the Gregory Invitational this weekend. Greenhouse set a new school-record in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing second in an automatic qualifying time of 52.50 seconds. The time was also the third-fastest by a Division III runner this season. The sophomore was also part of two relay teams, running the third leg in the 4x100-meter relay which finished third in a provisional qualifying time of 41.32 seconds, and the leadoff leg of the 4x400-meter relay team which finished second in a provisional qualifying time of 3:14.57. Greenhouse will compete in all three events at the Division III Championships next weekend.
(Apr. 21) Emory University's Frederick Linton was part of three University Athletic Association (UAA) record-setting efforts, while competing at the conference championship meet this weekend. Linton recorded a NCAA automatic qualifying time and a UAA and school-record in the 200-meter dash, running a time of 21.10 seconds in the event for a first-place finish. The senior recorded his second first-place finish of the meet in the 400-meter dash, where he recorded a time of 48.17 seconds, another UAA record and a provisional qualifying time. Rounding out the meet, he led the 4x400-meter relay team to a first-place finish, with a UAA-record time and provisional qualifying mark of 3:16.32. Linton's performance helped the Eagles to a third-place finish at the meet.
(Apr. 14) Emory University's Jason Campbell recorded a season-best time in the 800-meter run at the Solid Orange Classic, hosted by Clemson University (S.C.). Campbell's time of 1:56.45 in the event was a personal-best for the freshman, who recorded a third-place overall finish in the race. Campbell was the top-Division III finisher in the event at the meet.
(Apr. 7) Sophomore Alex Greenhouse of the Emory University Track and Field team ran the fastest Division III time this season in the 400-meter hurdles at the Duke Asics Invitational. Greenhouse's time of 53.16 seconds marked an improvement on his provisional qualifying time, as the sophomore claimed a ninth-place finish, while facing mostly Division I competition. The mark also matches the school-record time in the event. Greenhouse also recorded a time of 11.16 seconds in the seeded 100-meter dash, finishing 12th overall in the event.
(Mar. 31) Emory University's 4x100-meter relay team of Jim LePorte, Alex Greenhouse, Frederick Linton, and Tyler Faits improved on their NCAA provisional qualifying time at the Emory Asics Classic. The squad recorded a first-place finish in the event with a time of 41.66 seconds, the third-fastest mark in Division III this season. In addition, Linton took first place in the 400-meter dash, running the second-fastest Division III time of the season with a provisional qualifying mark of 48.05 seconds, and Greenhouse finished fourth in the 100-meter dash. The squads' efforts helped the Eagles to a first-place team finish at the meet.
(Mar. 24) Emory University's Jake Wheeler set a school record in the javelin throw while competing at the Emory Invitational. Wheeler's throw of 61.01 meters broke his old school record by almost eight meters, and was also good for a NCAA provisional qualifying distance and a first-place finish in the event. The senior also recorded throws of 11.89 meters in the shot put (good for a 14th-place finish) and 26.00 meters in the discus (30th-place), helping the Eagles to a first-place finish at the meet.
(Mar. 17) The Emory University 1,600-meter relay team of Alex Greenhouse, Naoki Murai, Jason Campbell, and Frederick Linton earned all-America honors at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships. The squad finished seventh out of 10 teams in the event, recording a time of 3:22.17. In addition, Linton, a senior, finished seventh in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.09 seconds in the event's finals. The 1,600-meter relay team becomes the first Eagles' relay to earn all-America honors in the program's history, and comprise Emory's first all-America honorees during the indoor season since the 2004 championships.
(Mar. 13) Emory University's Frederick Linton was named the University Athletic Association's (UAA) Indoor Track and Field Runner of the Year, based on his performance at the Association's Championship meet. Linton set three UAA records during the meet, finishing first in the 400-meter dash (48.47), the 200-meter dash (22.03) and as part of the 1,600-meter relay team (3:20.02). It marks the second-straight season Linton has earned Runner of the Year honors, as the senior claimed the same title following last season's UAA Outdoor Championship Meet.
(Mar. 3) Emory University's Steve Dry set a personal-best time in the 55-meter hurdles, while competing at the Sewanee Indoor Invitational. The sophomore's time of 7.94 seconds in the event was good for a second-place finish, and is the fastest time by a University Athletic Association (UAA) runner this season. In addition, the mark was just .19 seconds shy of a provisional qualifying mark. Dry helped the Eagles finish second out of 10 teams at the meet.
(Feb. 25) Emory University's Frederick Linton
was part of two school record-breaking efforts at the Kent State
Tune-Up on Saturday. Linton finished first in the 300-meter
dash in a time of 33.85 seconds, besting the previous school record
by more than four seconds. The senior also ran the anchor leg
of the Eagles' 4x400-meter relay team, which finished second in a
school-record and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 3:15.89, the
second-fastest converted time by a Division III team this indoor
season. He ran a hand-timed split of 46.4 seconds in the
relay. Linton is now the holder of four-separate Emory indoor
track and field records (the 60-meter dash, 300-meter dash,
400-meter dash and the 4x400-meter relay).
(Feb. 25) Sophomore Alex Greenhouse, of the Emory University Track and Field team, had a career day at the Kent State Tune Up meet this past weekend. Greenhouse opened the meet with a fourth-place finish in the 60-meter dash, running a personal-best time of 6.98 seconds, three hundredths of a second shy of a provisional qualifying mark. Later in the meet, he returned as part of Emory's 4x400-meter relay team, which finished second in a school-record and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 3:15.89, the second-fastest converted time by a Division III team this indoor season. Greenhouse ran the leadoff leg, running a hand-timed split of 49.3 seconds.
(Feb. 18) Emory University's Brad Pruente set two personal-best times while competing at the Clemson Tiger Indoor Invitational last weekend. Pruente recorded a distance of 6.56 meters in the long jump, the best by an Emory athlete this season, and third-longest by a UAA runner for the campaign. The freshman's second career-best mark of the meet came in the high jump, where he recorded a height 1.87 meters, finishing as the top-Division III competitor, and fourth overall. Pruente also recorded a time of 9.11 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles, five-hundredths of a second shy of a personal-best time.
(Feb. 11) Emory University's Jim LePorte recorded two career-best marks while competing at the 2008 Tiger Indoor Invitational in Sewanee, Tenn. LePorte opened the meet with a seventh-place finish in the 55-meter dash, setting a personal-best time of 6.67 seconds in the event. Emory's senior co-captain followed that performance with a career-best distance of 6.51 meters in the long jump, good for a sixth-place finish. Despite sending a limited number of competitors to the meet, the 11th-ranked Eagles finished seventh out of 14 teams, in large part due to LePorte's career day.
(Feb. 4) Emory University's Charles Meade set a personal-best time in the mile run while competing at the Texas Roadhouse Carolina Classic. The sophomore finished 13th-overall in the mile run, recording a personal-record time of 4:23.89 in the event. Meade came back to run the 1,600-meter anchor leg in the Eagles' distance medley relay team, helping the squad finish ahead of all other Division III schools (eighth overall) with a split time of 4:24.1 for his leg of the race.
(Jan. 28) Emory University's William Campbell scored 3,809 points in the indoor heptathlon, finishing as the top-Division III athlete in the event. Campbell finished fifth-overall in the heptathlon, leading a pack of three Emory participants. His best finish in the seven-event contest was his second-place finish in the high jump, during which he cleared a height of 1.88 meters.
(Jan. 21) Emory University's Frederick Linton set a school record in the 400-meter dash, while competing at the Niswonger Invitational. Competing against some of the top-collegiate runners in the South, Linton finished fourth in the event in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 48.82 seconds. The senior's time bests the previous school indoor record of 48.97 seconds, set in 1994 by all-American Chris Williams. Linton also recorded a time of 7.06 seconds in the 60-meter dash, the third-fastest time in school history and just eight-hundredths of a second shy of his school record.
(Dec. 3) Emory University's Frederick Linton recorded two provisional qualifying times and set a school record in the 60-meter dash while competing at the Clemson Opener. Linton's time of 6.94 seconds during the preliminaries of the 60-meter dash was a school-record time, and his finals time of 6.98 seconds was good for a 10th-place finish, the highest for a Division III runner at the meet. The senior followed that performance with a provisional qualifying time of 49.22 seconds in the 400-meter dash (the fourth-fastest time in school history), placing him fifth in the event. Linton finished the meet by running the leadoff leg of the Eagles' 4x400-meter relay team, guiding Emory to an 11th-place finish in a time of 3:26.46.