Emily Close
Emily Close
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Orleans, VT
High School: Lake Region Union
Major: Exercise Science
Event(s): Multi-Events

2017-2018: Finished the season ranked 18th nationally in Division III in the pentathlon ... USTFCCCA All-Region in pentathlon ... Placed fourth in the pentathlon (career best 3,269 points) and member of the winning 4x200 relay (1:45.32) at the New England Division III Championships (2/16-17/18) ... Won the 60-meter hurdles (9.07) and third in the 600 (1:43.22) at the Little East Conference Championships (2/10/12) ... Won the 60-meter hurdles at the State Championships (2/2/18) ... Won the pentathlon (3,030 points) at the Bates Multi-Event meet (1/19/18) ... Won the 600 meters (1:46.13) and the 55m hurdles (8.58) at the USM Open II meet (1/6/18) ... Little East Conference Field Athlete of the Week (12/11/17) ... Finished sixth at the URI Pentathlon (12/8/17) with a career best score of 3,189 points ... Equaled her career best in the high jump (1.57 meters/5-1 ¾) ... Named to the Little East Conference Winter All-Academic Team.

2016-2017: Finished season ranked 29th nationally in the pentathlon ... Was ninth in the pentathlon (3,091 points) at the NEICAAA New England Championships (2/24/17) ...  Placed ninth in the pentathlon (2,909 points) at the New England Division III Championships (2/17/17) ... Finished second in the high jump (1.57m (5-1 ¾), fourth in the 55m hurdles (9.02) and sixth in the 600 (1:45.05) at the Little East Conference Championships (2/11/17) ... Tied for third  in the high jump (1.52m (4-11 ¾) and placed fifth in the 55m hurdles at the State of Maine Championships (2/3/17) ... Won the 600 meters (1:41.21) and fifth in the 55m hurdles (8.99) at the USM Open III meet (1/28/17) ... Won the Division III section of the pentathlon (2,797 points) at the Bates Invitational (1/21/17) ... Won the 600 meters (1:41.0 ht) and high jump (1.43m/4-8 ¼) at the USM Open II (1/7/17) ... Won the high jump (1.45m/4-9) at the USM Open I (12/10/16).

2015-2016: Competed in one meet before a season-ending injury ... Finished third in the 200 meters (28.05) and second in the high jump (1.47m/4-9 ¾) at the USM Invitational (12/5/15).

Academic Honors & Awards: 2015-16, 2016-17, & 2017-18 William B. Wise Scholar-Athlete Award

Before USM: Participated in cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field at Lake Region Union H.S. (Orleans, Vt.) ... Indoor state champion in the 55m hurdles (9.16) in 2015 ... Competed at the New England Championships ... Member of the  fifth-place 4x400m relay ... Outdoors, state Division III champion in the 100m hurdles (16.04), 300m Hurdles (47.63) and the high jump (4-10), and placed fourth in the long jump (14-7) ... Member of the second-place in the 4x100m relay ... In 2014, state champion outdoors in the 300m hurdles (48.82), second in the 100 hurdles (17.07) and fourth in the long jump (14-8 1/4) ... State Division III indoor champion in the 55m dash (7.84) and long jump (15-3), and second in the 300 meters (45.07) and 55m hurdles (9.73) ... During her sophomore year, won state outdoor Division III titles in the 300m hurdles (48.83) and high jump (4-8), and was second in the 400 meters (1:02.39) ...