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

2012 Emory Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Season Recap

2012 Emory Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Season Recap

Emory University senior Ian Francis was named the University Athletic Association’s (UAA) Most Outstanding Performer in Field Events, and junior Stephen Ellwood broke the program record in the 1,500-meter run, during the 2012 outdoor track and field season.

Francis claimed individual conference championships in both the long jump and the triple jump, in addition to teaming with junior Jay Okeke, junior Pat Lanter, and freshman Gui Silva to win the 400-meter relay.  At the UAA Championships, his jump of 14.82 meters was just a hundredth of a meter short of the conference record, and ranked as the second longest in the history of the Emory program.  Francis would go on to be the team’s lone competitor at the 2012 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships, finishing 13th in the triple jump and 15th in the long jump.

It marked the 12th time that an Emory athlete has been named the UAA’s Most Outstanding Performer for the outdoor season, and the first that an Eagle has earned the honor for field events.

Meanwhile, Ellwood set a new program record in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:52.39 in the event at the Dr. Keeler Invitational on May 10th.  He broke Emory’s 16-year old record in the event of 3:52.57, previously held by Tony Lewis.  Elwood earned all-UAA honors in the 1,500-meter run as well, placing second in the event at the UAA Championships.

Despite losing a number of key athletes to injuries earlier in the season, the Eagles scored 111 points at the 2012 UAA Championships to finish in fifth place behind Washington University (195.5 points), Carnegie Mellon University (149.5 points), Case Western Reserve University (118 points) and the University of Chicago (113 points).  Other all-UAA honors for the Eagles at the conference championship meet, hosted by Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, came from second-place finishes by freshman Gui Silva in the 400-meter dash, freshman James Bassen in the javelin throw, senior Xavier Fowler in the triple jump, and the 1,600-meter relay team of junior Isaac Chambers, Francis, sophomore Courtlandt Perkins, and Silva, and a third-place finish from freshman Patrick Crews in the 800-meter run.

Emory athletes totaled three UAA Championships and all-UAA honors in nine events during the two-day meet.

Also during the season, the Eagles placed first out of 21 teams at the Emory Classic on March 30th – 31st, fourth out of 14 teams at the Emory Invitational on March 23rd – 24th, and fourth out of five teams with a limited squad at the Sewanee Invitational.

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 senior Ben 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 2012 season:

NCAA Championship Participant

Ian Francis

Rockville, MD (Walter Johnson)

Long Jump, Triple Jump

                                 

UAA Most Outstanding Performer

Ian Francis

Rockville, MD (Walter Johnson)

Field Events

 

UAA Champion

Ian Francis

Rockville, MD (Walter Johnson)

400m Relay, Long Jump, Triple Jump

Pat Lanter

Belleville, IL (St. Louis Univ. High (Mo.))

400m Relay

Jay Okeke

Duluth, GA (Duluth)

400m Relay

Gui Silva

Sintra, Portugal (Atlanta Int’l (GA))

400m Relay

 

All-UAA

Ian Francis

Rockville, MD (Walter Johnson)

400m Relay, 1600m Relay, Long Jump, Triple Jump

Gui Silva

Sintra, Portugal (Atlanta Int’l (GA))

400m Dash, 400m Relay, 1600m Relay

James Bassen

Tenafly, NJ (Tenafly)

Javelin Throw

Isaac Chambers

Champaign, IL (University Laboratory)

1600m Relay

Patrick Crews

Federal Way, WA (Federal Way)

800m Run

Stephen Ellwood

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

1500m Run

Xavier Fowler

Spring Valley, NY (Albertus Magnus)

Triple Jump

Pat Lanter

Belleville, IL (St. Louis Univ. High (Mo.))

400m Relay

Jay Okeke

Duluth, GA (Duluth)

400m Relay

Courtlandt Perkins

Kilmichael, MS (Mississippi Math & Science)

1600m Relay

 

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 2012 season:

100m Dash

Ian Francis

11.28

Johnson C. Smith Invitational

200m Dash

Gui Silva

22.78

Auburn Tiger Track Classic

400m Dash

Gui Silva

49.23

UAA Championships

800m Dash

Patrick Crews

1:55.63

Dr. Keeler Invitational

1500m Run

Stephen Ellwood

3:52.39 *E

Dr. Keeler Invitational

3000m Run

Tyler Cooke

9:08.95

Emory Classic

5000m Run

Edward Mulder

14:55.88

Duke Invitational

10000m Run

Cameron Wheeler

32:31.77

Duke Invitational

110m Hurdles

Ankush Mohile

16.29

UAA Championships

400m Hurdles

Nick Cortellessa

1:00.38

Johnson C. Smith Invitational

3000m Stpl Ch

Geraint Davies

9:35.51

UAA Championships

High Jump

Scott Greathouse

1.83m

Emory Classic

Pole Vault

Somon Nader

3.95m

Johnson C. Smith Invitational

Long Jump

Ian Francis

7.27m

Gregory Invitational

Triple Jump

Ian Francis

14.82m

UAA Championships

Shot Put

Ben Euwer

14.11m

Emory Invitational

Discus

Ben Euwer

39.56m

Emory Classic

Hammer

Ben Euwer

47.09m

Emory Classic

Javelin

James Bassen

52.67m

UAA Championships

400m Relay

Okeke, Francis,
Lanter, Silva

42.82

UAA Championships

1600m Relay

Chambers, Francis,
Perkins, Silva

3:20.68

UAA Championships

3200m Relay

Crews, Matheson,
Delaney, Ellwood

7:51.34

Emory Classic

*E – Emory Record