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Emory Track and Field Wins Conference Title

Women take first, men finish fourth in track and field showcase

An impressive final day showing helped win the women’s 2011 UAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, with the men finishing fourth, at the on Saturday afternoon.

A distant third with 45 points after day one, the women went on to win five running events, finishing with 202 points. Case Western was a distant second with 133 points.

Women's runner Alix Dyer was a standout on the track, winning the 100-meter (12.40), 200-meter (25.47) events and was part of the victorious 4x400meter relay team.

Emory filled the top-three spots for the women's 200 meters, while Kaela Leonard also claimed first place in the women’s 400-meter dash with a time of 59.72.

“Emory’s done well,” said Jason Campbell, the anchor for the men’s 4x400 meter relay team, just prior to his race. “Our girls are looking really good and our guys team is up there. Our coaches had us prepared well and we’re showing off for our home crowd.”

Campbell and his teammates finished second in a race won by Washington University, which took the men’s conference title with 216 points. Carnegie Mellon was second with 107.5 points.

In field events, Ian Francis won the triple jump with a distance of 14.27 meters. 

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