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

2007-08 Men's Indoor Track & Field Season Recap

The 2007-08 Indoor Track and Field season was one of broken records and numerous honors for Emory University, which recorded one of its most successful indoor campaigns in recent history.

Emory sent four runners, competing in three different events to the NCAA Division III National Championships.  Emory's 4x400-meter relay team, composed of Alex Greenhouse, Jason Campbell, Naoki Murai, and Frederick Linton, finished seventh nationally, becoming the first relay team in school history to earn all-America honors.  In addition, Linton recorded a seventh-place finish in the 400-meter dash to earn the first individual indoor all-America honor for Emory since the 2004 season.  Greenhouse also competed in the 55-meter dash, recording a school-record time of 6.41 seconds, but finishing just one-hundredth of a second shy of qualifying for the events finals.  The Eagles scored four points during the meet, finishing in 46th-place.

The National Championship Meet followed an extremely successful showing at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships, finishing second out of seven teams.  The Eagles were paced by the UAA's Most Valuable Performer, Frederick Linton, who finished first and set conference records in the 200-meter dash, and the 400-meter dash.  Linton also teamed with Greenhouse, Murai, and Campbell on the 4x400-meter relay team, which also finished first in a UAA-record time of 3:20.02.  Emory's other first-place finisher, Steve Dry, claimed the top spot in the 55-meter dash with a provisional qualifying time of 7.74 seconds.

For the second-consecutive year, the Eagles swept the top-three spots in the UAA 200-meter dash.  Besides Linton's first-place finish, Greenhouse finished second, and Jim LePorte third.  All together, Emory athletes earned 14 all-UAA honors at the meet.

The Eagles set school records in six different events during the season.  Linton led the way with school-record times in the 60-meter dash (6.94 seconds at the Clemson Opener), the 200-meter dash (22.03 at the UAA Championships), the 300-meter dash (33.85 at the Kent State Tune-Up) and the 400-meter dash (48.47 at the UAA Championships).  Alex Greenhouse set the school record in the 55-meter dash, recording a mark of 6.41 seconds at the UAA Championships and the National Championships.  Linton and Greenhouse, along with Campbell and Murai, also were part of the Eagles' record-setting 4x400-meter relay team, which recorded a time of 3:15.89 at the Kent State Tune-Up.

Emory competed in four meets with team scoring last season.  Besides the second-place finish out of seven teams at the UAA Championships, and the 46th-place finish out of 61 teams at the NCAA Division III Championships, the Eagles finished second out of 10 teams at the University of the South Invitational, and seventh out of 14 teams with a limited squad at the Sewanee Indoor Invitational.

The following Eagles earned honors during the 2007-08 season:

 


All-America

Frederick Linton

Decatur, GA (Westminster)

400-meter dash, 4x400-meter relay

Jason Campbell

Washington, DC (Georgetown Day)

4x400-meter relay

Alex Greenhouse

Orange, CT (Amity)

4x400-meter relay

Naoki Murai

Baton Rouge, LA (University)

4x400-meter relay

University Athletic Association (UAA) Most Outstanding Performer

Frederick Linton

Decatur, GA (Westminster)

UAA Champion

Frederick Linton

Decatur, GA (Westminster)

200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 4x400-meter relay

Jason Campbell

Washington, DC (Georgetown Day)

4x400-meter relay

Steve Dry

Hopkinton, MA (Hopkinton)

55-meter hurdles

Alex Greenhouse

Orange, CT (Amity)

4x400-meter relay

Naoki Murai

Baton Rouge, LA (University)

4x400-meter relay

All-UAA (Top-three finisher)

Alex Greenhouse

Orange, CT (Amity)

55-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 4x400-meter relay

Frederick Linton

Decatur, GA (Westminster)

200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 4x400-meter relay

Naoki Murai

Baton Rouge, LA (University)

400-meter dash, 4x400-meter relay

Brad Pruente

Waban, MA (Newton South)

55-meter hurdles, High Jump

Jason Campbell

Washington, DC (Georgetown Day)

4x400-meter relay

Steve Dry

Hopkinton, MA (Hopkinton)

55-meter hurdles

Jim LePorte

Solon, OH (Solon)

200-meter dash

Zak Warsaw

Newport Beach, CA (Corona del Mar)

Weight Throw

 

The following were the top-marks by Emory athletes during the 2007-08 season:

 

55m Dash

Alex Greenhouse

6.41*

UAA Indoor Championships/ NCAA Championships

60m Dash

Frederick Linton

6.94*

Clemson Opener

200m Dash

Frederick Linton

22.03*

UAA Indoor Championships

300m Dash

Frederick Linton

33.85*

Kent State Tune-Up

400m Dash

Frederick Linton

48.47*

UAA Indoor Championships

800m Run

Jason Campbell

1:58.75

UAA Indoor Championships

1000m Run

Stephen Beehler

2:52.12

Captains' Invitational

3000m Run

Tommy Fyffe

8:52.61

UAA Indoor Championships

5000m Run

Paul Winterhalter

15:11.18

UAA Indoor Championships

1 Mile Run

Charles Meade

4:20.39

UAA Indoor Championships

55m Hurdles

Steve Dry

7.74

UAA Indoor Championships

60m Hurdles

Steve Dry

8.59

Clemson Invitational

High Jump

Brad Pruente

1.93m

UAA Indoor Championships

Pole Vault

Jordan Knight

4.05m

UAA Indoor Championships

Long Jump

Brad Pruente

6.60m

UAA Indoor Championships

Triple Jump

Brandon Whitney

12.60m

Sewanee Indoor Invitational

Shot Put

Jake Wheeler

12.60m

UAA Indoor Championships

Weight Throw

Zak Warsaw

14.36m

UAA Indoor Championships

Heptathlon

William Campbell

3809 pts

Captains' Invitational

4x400m Relay

Greenhouse, Campbell, Murai, Linton

3:15.89*

Kent State Tune-Up

4x800m Relay

Price, Lundy, Robin, Campbell

8:06.76

Captains' Invitational

Distance Medley Relay

Robin, Kindermann, Price, Meade

10:20.87

UAA Indoor Championships



* Denotes school record