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Emerson grabs silver in shot

Billy Emerson (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Billy Emerson (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Billy Emerson (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) finished second in the shot put to lead McDaniel at the 2018 Centennial Conference men's indoor track and field championship hosted by Ursinus on Saturday and Sunday.

Scoring:

  • The Green Terror finished eighth with 36 points. Johns Hopkins won the nine-team championship with 215 points, topping Haverford by 66 points.

Precious Medals: The following athletes earned a medal at the championship:

  • Billy Emerson took silver in the shot put with a throw of 15.03 meters (49-3 3/4).
  • The 4x400-meter relay of Michael Gallagher (Elko, Nev./Elko), Miky Kisi (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley), Kai Samuels (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) and Alex Panagakos (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) took bronze with a time of 3:31.26.
  • Caleb White (Glen Burnie, Md./Baltimore City College) took bronze in the heptathlon with a score of 3,892.

Making a Point: The following athletes also earned points at the meet:

  • Nevin Stambaugh finished fourth in the 60 hurdles with a time of 9.24 seconds. He qualified fourth (9.39 seconds) on Saturday.
  • The 4x200-meter relay of Nevin Stambaugh (Taneytown, Md./Francis Scott Key), Miky Kisi, Jamie Mintz (Baltimore, Md./Benjamin Franklin) and Michael Corinaldi finished sixth with a time of 1:38.09.
  • Alex West (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run) finished sixth in the heptathlon with 3,365 points.
  • Alex Mejias (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) finished seventh in the heptathlon with 3,236 points.
  • Gavin Gibson (Newark, Del./Sanford) finished seventh in the 800 with a time of 1:58.97.
  • Miky Kisi finished eighth in the 400 with a time of 53.23 seconds.

A New Standard: The following athletes hit ECAC-qualifying marks at the meet:

Multi-Talented: The following athletes competed in the heptathlon:

  • Caleb White finished second in the 60 (7.43 seconds), 60 hurdles (9.20 seconds) and long jump (5.88 meters) for his top showings in the heptathlon.
  • Alex West finished second in the shot put (11.06 meters).
  • Alex Mejias (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) finished third in the shot put (10.85 meters) and 1000 (3:04.53).

Top 10 Worthy: The following athletes achieved a mark that ranks in the program's all-time top 10:

  • Billy Emerson now ranks second in the shot put (15.03 meters). It was best top throw by a Green Terror athlete since 1973.
  • Caleb White now ranks sixth in the 60 hurdles with his time of 9.20 seconds in the heptathlon. He is also third all-time in the heptathlon with 3,892 points.
  • Alex West now ranks ninth in the 60 hurdles with his time of 10.07 seconds in the heptathlon. He now ranks fourth all-time in the heptathlon with 3,365 points.
  • Alex Mejias now ranks 10th in the 60 hurdles with his time of 10.22 seconds in the heptathlon. He now ranks seventh all-time in the heptathlon with 3,2,36 points.
  • The 4x400-meter relay now ranks fourth all-time (3:31.26).

The Best of the Rest: The following also competed at the event:

Next Up: The Green Terror returns to action at the ECAC Championship hosted at the NY Armory on Friday and Saturday.

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