Regular member of the running contingent for the Eagles, competing in seven events ... Scored in six races including the NCAA D-III Championships where he stood fourth on the team with a season-best 8K time of 26:02 (second-best mark in his career) ... Scored as Emory's No. 5 finisher and captured all-region honors after crossing the tape 28th out of 239 entries at the NCAA South/Southeast Championships ... Clocked a 26:24 at the Montevallo Falcon Classic that ranked fourth on the squad and 30th in a 227-runner field ... Member of the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team ... Team's No. 3 finisher at the UAA Championships (26:29).
Selected as the program's Most Outstanding Newcomer ... Competed in seven races and scored three times ... Team's final scorer at both the UAA Championships and the Cowbell Classic (Pre-Nationals) ... Registered a season-best 8K time of 25:49 at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional Championships ... Was among the Emory participants at the NCAA D-III Championships where his performance of 26:22 represented his second-best outing of the year ... Sixth on the squad and 11th out of 183 runners at the JSU Foothills Invitational (26:46).
Four-year competitor for the cross country and track and field teams at Arlington High School ... Coached by Steve Arett ... Served as captain of the cross country team ... Top 1,600-meter time was a 4:21 ... Recorded a three-mile mark of 15:25 ... Helped his team to three NYSPHSAA Section 1 Championships ... Member of the Principal's List for 10 quarters.
Son of Mark and Michele Dillon ... Born April 20.
"Emory is an excellent fit for me both academically and athletically. The opportunities Emory creates for future career paths are amazing."
Matthew Dillon's Top 8K Times