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

2011-12 Emory Men’s Indoor Track & Field Season Recap

2011-12 Emory Men’s Indoor Track & Field Season Recap

The Emory University men’s indoor track and field team, led by University Athletic Association (UAA) Most Outstanding Performer and NCAA Championship participant Ian Francis, highlighted its 2012 campaign with a second-place finish at the conference championship meet in February.

The Eagles scored 90 points during the UAA Championships, hosted by New York University at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York, NY, tying Carnegie Mellon University for second place, and finishing behind only Washington University (Mo.), which won the meet with 117 points scored.  En route to being named the conference’s Most Outstanding Performer in Field Events, Francis, a senior, won both the long jump and the triple jump, claiming the title in the latter with a UAA-record setting leap of 14.87 meters.  It marked the 13th time that an Emory men’s athlete has been named the UAA’s Most Valuable Performer during the indoor season, and the first time an Eagle has earned the honor specifically for his performance in field events.

Francis would go on to qualify and compete in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, finishing 11th in the event with a leap of 14.05 meters.

Sophomore Scott Greathouse added Emory’s final individual UAA Championship during the indoor season, winning the high jump after clearing a height of 2.03 meters, tying him for the seventh-best mark in the program’s history.  Senior Ben Euwer earned an all-UAA honor in the shot put after finishing second in the event with a program-record throw of 14.77 meters in the event.  Adding individual all-UAA honors during the indoor season were sophomore Edward Mulder in the mile run and senior Xavier Fowler in the triple jump, each with second-place finishes, and freshman Gui Silva in the 400-meter dash and sophomore Mike Moserowitz in the triple jump, who each claimed third-place in their events.  Emory’s distance medley relay team of Mulder, sophomore Nick Cortellessa, freshman Patrick Crews and junior Stephen Ellwood finished second at the UAA Championships, while the 1,600-meter relay team of junior Isaac Chambers, Francis, Silva and Crews finished third, each earning all-UAA recognition.

Two other Emory records fell during the 2011-12 season, both at the Orange and Purple Classic in December.  Chambers set a new program-best mark in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:07.51, breaking his own previous school record in the event, set in 2009.  Also at the meet, sophomore William Matheson broke the school record in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:40.72.

A number of Eagles were also recognized for their academic success during the 2011-12 season.  Highlighting that group were senior Geraint Davies, Ellwood and Euwer, who were each named to the Capital One/ CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team during the season.

The Eagles earned the following honors during the 2011-12 season:

NCAA Participant

Ian Francis

Rockville, MD (Walter Johnson)

Triple Jump

 

UAA Most Outstanding Performer

Ian Francis

Rockville, MD (Walter Johnson)

Field Events

 

UAA Champion

Ian Francis

Rockville, MD (Walter Johnson)

Long Jump, Triple Jump

Scott Greathouse

Los Altos, CA (Los Altos)

High Jump

 

All-UAA

Ian Francis

Rockville, MD (Walter Johnson)

1600m Relay, Long Jump, Triple Jump

Patrick Crews

Federal Way, WA (Federal Way)

1600m Relay, Distance Medley Relay

Edward Mulder

Pompano Beach, FL (Saint Andrews)

Mile Run, Distance Medley Relay

Gui Silva

Sintra, Portugal (Atlanta Int’l (GA))

400m Dash, 1600m Relay

Isaac Chambers

Champaign, IL (University Laboratory)

1600m Relay

Nick Cortellessa

Southport, CT (Fairfield Ludlowe)

Distance Medley Relay

Stephen Ellwood

Princeton Junction, NJ (W. Windsor-Plainsboro N.)

Distance Medley Relay

Xavier Fowler

Spring Valley, NY (Albertus Magnus)

Triple Jump

Scott Greathouse

Los Altos, CA (Los Altos)

High Jump

Mike Moserowitz

Succasunna, NJ (Randolph)

Triple Jump

Ben Euwer

Birmingham, AL (Mountain Brook)

Shot Put

 

Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District

Geraint Davies

Duluth, GA (Clarence)

First Team

Stephen Ellwood

Princeton Junction, NJ (W. Windsor-Plainsboro N.)

First Team

Ben Euwer

Birmingham, AL (Mountain Brook)

First Team


The following were the top marks by Emory athletes during the 2011-12 season:

55m Dash

Jide Lawal

6.88

Tiger Indoor Invitational

60m Dash

Jay Okeke

7.24

Clemson Invitational

200m Dash

Gui Silva

22.65

UAA Championships

300m Dash

Jay Okeke

37.77

Tiger Paw Invitational

400m Dash

Gui Silva

50.27

UAA Championships

500m Dash

Isaac Chambers

1:07.51 *E

Orange & Purple Classic

800m Run

Patrick Crews

1:57.40

UAA Championships

1000m Run

William Matheson

2:40.72 *E

Orange & Purple Classic

3000m Run

Geraint Davies

8:50.09

Vulcan Invitational

5000m Run

Hank Ashforth

15:38.70

UAA Championships

Mile Run

Stephen Ellwood

4:18.54

NCC Last Chance Qualifier

55m Hurdles

Ankush Mohile

8.37

Tiger Indoor Invitational

60m Hurdles

Ankush Mohile

9.10

Orange & Purple Classic

High Jump

Scott Greathouse

2.03m

UAA Championships

Pole Vault

Somon Nader

4.00m

Vulcan Invitational

Long Jump

Ian Francis

7.10m

UAA Championships

Triple Jump

Ian Francis

14.87m *U

UAA Championships

Shot Put

Ben Euwer

14.77m *E

UAA Championships

Weight Throw

Ben Euwer

14.05m

Vulcan Invitational

1600m Relay

Chambers, Francis,
Silva, Crews

3:24.94

UAA Championships

Distance Medley Relay

Mulder, Cortellessa,
Crews, Ellwood

10:12.19

UAA Championships

*E – Emory Record
*U – UAA Meet Record