Men's Track & Field / Sprints and Hurdles / First-Year / Herndon, Va.
Major: Political Science
Cameron Edgington is a first-year runner on the UChicago men's track & field team. At the 2019 University Athletic Association (UAA) Outdoor Championships, Edgington finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles (55.48) and eighth in the 110-meter hurdles (15.81).
Head Coach Chris Hall: "Cam is a first-year on our team that has been showing steady improvement throughout the season and has really begun to elevate during outdoor. He competes in both the 110-meter high hurdles and the 400-meter intermediate hurdles. This past weekend, he ran lifetime bests each time he competed - first in the prelims of both events and then again in the finals of both events. In the end, he became the first frosh we've had to score in both those events at a conference meet in my 18 years at UChicago. In the process, he moved to second on our all-time frosh honor roll in the 400-meter hurdles and to fifth in the 110-meter hurdles."
Teammate Elliott Paintsil: "Cam brings a unique energy to the team, which I think is even more special when you consider the fact that he’s in his first year at the college. A lot of the time you see first years still figuring out their role on the team/ figuring out college in general, but Cam has adjusted quite well. If you watch him prepare for competition, you’d think he’s a lot older than he actually is, which is not only a testament to him but also shows how he’s been able to contribute to the team thus far. We went into this weekend just focusing on gaining some points for the team in the hurdles and Cam really went above and beyond on that, clinching much needed points in both hurdle races. It was really awesome to see, especially with the amount of time he dropped from last week to this week in the 400 hurdles. Cam is a great teammate on and off the track. You can always hear him offering his support on meet days or even during regular practices, where he gives it his all day in and day out. He’s been a great addition to the team and I’m excited to see how he’s able to finish out the year and contribute in his remaining time in the next couple of years."
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