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

2008 Men's Outdoor Track & Field Season Recap

The 2008 Outdoor Track and Field season was a banner campaign for the Emory University, as the Eagles' recorded their best National finish in the program's history.

Paced at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships by senior sprinter Frederick Linton, the Eagles scored 23 points at the meet to tie for seventh place, bettering their 10th-place finish during the 2004 season.  Linton came away from the meet with two individual all-America honors, finishing second in the 400-meter dash, and fourth in the 200-meter dash.  Sophomore Alex Greenhouse set a school record with his performance in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing sixth with a time of 52.15 seconds.  Emory's other individual all-American, senior Jake Wheeler, made the most of his first trip to the NCAA Championships, finishing sixth in the javelin throw.

Emory also received an all-America performance from its 4x400-meter relay team, running a school record time of 3:14.22 to finish fifth in the event.  Greenhouse, freshman Jason Campbell, sophomore Tyler Faits, and Linton each earned an all-America honor for their participation in the event.

Linton secured his third-consecutive University Athletic Association (UAA) Most Valuable Performer honor, as the Eagles finished third at the 2008 UAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.  Linton came away with conference championships in the 200- and 400-meter dashes, while Greenhouse won the 100-meter dash, and Wheeler was the top-finisher in the javelin throw.  The Eagles also picked up relay victories from their 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams.  All together, the Eagles won six events and earned 20 all-UAA honors.

Emory picked up first-place team finishes in its two home meets of the season, finishing first of 21 teams at the Emory Invitational, and first of 17 teams at the Emory Asics Classic.  The Eagles also finished second out of seven teams at the Mountain Laurel Invitational in Sewanee, Tenn.

Other Emory records set during the year included sophomore Tommy Fyffe's mark of 9:19.20 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Linton's time of 21.10 in the 200-meter dash, and Wheeler's javelin throw of 61.08 meters.  Linton's mark of 47.03 seconds in the 400-meter dash was the second-best time in school history, just three-hundredths of a second shy of the school record.

The following Eagles earned honors during the 2008 season:

 

All-America

Frederick Linton

Decatur, GA (Westminster)

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

Alex Greenhouse

Orange, CT (Amity)

400-meter hurdles, 4x400-meter relay

Jason Campbell

Washington, DC (Georgetown Day)

4x400-meter relay

Tyler Faits

Southwick, MA (MacDuffie)

4x400-meter relay

Jake Wheeler

Laguna Beach, CA (Laguna Beach)

Javelin Throw

University Athletic Association (UAA) Most Valuable Performer

Frederick Linton

Decatur, GA (Westminster)

UAA Champion

Frederick Linton

Decatur, GA (Westminster)

200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay, 4x400-meter relay

Alex Greenhouse

Orange, CT (Amity)

100-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay

Jim LePorte

Solon, OH (Solon)

4x100-meter relay, 4x400-meter relay

Jason Campbell

Washington, DC (Georgetown Day)

4x400-meter relay

Tyler Faits

Southwick, MA (MacDuffie)

4x100-meter relay

Naoki Murai

Baton Rouge, LA (University)

4x400-meter relay

Jake Wheeler

Laguna Beach, CA (Laguna Beach)

Javelin Throw

All-UAA (Top-three finisher at conference meet)

Frederick Linton

Decatur, GA (Westminster)

200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay, 4x400-meter relay

Alex Greenhouse

Orange, CT (Amity)

100-meter dash, 400-meter hurdles

Tyler Faits

Southwick, MA (MacDuffie)

200-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay

Jason Campbell

Washington, DC (Georgetown Day)

4x400-meter relay, 4x800-meter relay

Steve Dry

Hopkinton, MA (Hopkinton)

110-meter hurdles

Tommy Fyffe

Cincinnati, OH (Anderson)

3,000-meter steeplechase

Jim LePorte

Solon, OH (Solon)

4x100-meter relay, 4x400-meter relay

Nicolai Lundy

Lakewood, CO (JK Mulkin)

4x800-meter relay

Charles Meade

Wellesley, MA (Wellesley)

1,500-meter run

Naoki Murai

Baton Rouge, LA (University)

4x400-meter relay

Nicolas Price

Durham, NC (Mulligan)

4x800-meter relay

Alex Robin

Evanston, IL (Evanston Township)

4x800-meter relay

Jake Wheeler

Laguna Beach, CA (Laguna Beach)

Javelin Throw

 


The following were the top-marks by Emory athletes during the 2008 season:

 

100m Dash

Frederick Linton
Alex Greenhouse

10.82
10.82

Emory Asics Classic
UAA Championships

200m Dash

Frederick Linton

21.10*

UAA Championships

400m Dash

Frederick Linton

47.03

NCAA Championships

800m Run

Charles Meade

1:55.62

Orange & Purple Classic

1,500m Run

Charles Meade

3:57.58

Gregory Invitational

5,000m Run

Charles Meade

14:53.37

Duke Asics Invitational

10,000m Run

Michael Rothbart

32:25.79

Emory Invitational

110m Hurdles

Steve Dry

15.04

Georgia Invitational

400m Hurdles

Alex Greenhouse

52.15*

NCAA Championships

3,000m Steeplechase

Tommy Fyffe

9:19.20*

Gregory Invitational

High Jump

William Campbell

1.89m

UAA Championships

Pole Vault

Jordan Knight

3.96m

Mountain Laurel Invitational

Long Jump

Brad Pruente

6.30m

UAA Championships

Triple Jump

Brandon Whitney

12.32m

Emory Asics Classic

Shot Put

Jake Wheeler

11.89m

Emory Invitational

Discus

Erik Goranson

30.72m

Emory Asics Classic

Hammer

Zak Warsaw

44.50m

Duke Asics Invitational

Javelin

Jake Wheeler

61.08m*

NCAA Championships

Decathlon

Stephen Beehler

5,537 pts

Gregory Multi-Event

4x100m Relay

Faits, Greenhouse,
LePorte, Linton

41.32

Gregory Invitational

4x400m Relay

Greenhouse, Faits,
J. Campbell, Linton

3:14.22*

NCAA Championships

4x800m Relay

Robin, Price,
Lundy, J. Campbell

7:55.72

UAA Championships

 

*Denotes School Record