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Emerson named All-Mideast Region

Billy Emerson (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Billy Emerson (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Billy Emerson (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mills), a senior on the McDaniel men's indoor track and field team, has been named to All-Mideast Region team, announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday.

Emerson posted the No. 3 throw in the shot put in the Mideast Region this winter with a mark of 15.87 meters on Jan. 25 at the Mini-Dip Invitational hosted by Franklin & Marshall.

The top five athletes in each event in each region earn all-region honors. In total, 1460 athletes were honored across 192 institutions and eight regions.

Four of Emerson's five throws this season were 15.30 meters or longer. In addition to his No. 2 mark all-time, Emerson holds six of the top seven all-time performances by Green Terror shot putters. He earned the silver medal at the Centennial Conference championship on Feb. 24 with a throw of 15.67 meters and was third at the ECAC championship on Friday with a throw of 15.30 meters.

The Green Terror opens the outdoor season at the Navy Spring Meet on Saturday, Mar. 30.