Scenes from the 2012 SoCon Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Cullowhee, N.C. Photos courtesy of Mark Haskett.
SOPHOMORE: Indoor- Competed in every indoor meet ... Ran on the 4x400m and Distance Medley relay teams ... placed third in the Mountaineer Split Indoor Open's 400m run with a time of 50.83, but ran his fastest time of the indoor season (50.39) at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge to finish 23rd ... Placed 10th in the 400m at the Dick Taylor Invitational crossing the line in 51.75.
Outdoor- Ran a personal best in the 400m at the SoCon Championships (49.09), finishing seventh in the event ... Logged two other top 10 finishes with the first coming in the 400m of the Catamount Classic (10th-50.37) and the second at the Mountains vs. Beaches meet (Ninth-50.91).
FRESHMAN: Indoor- Notched five top 10 finishes in rookie indoor season, including a third place finish as a member of the 4x400m relay team at the JRF Invitational (3:23.31) and a fourth place finish on the same relay team at the season-opening meet, the Appalachian Invitational, with a time of 3:27.01. Competed in the 60m, 200m, 400m, 4x400m relay team and the Distance Medley Relay.
Outdoor- Competed in six meets including the Southern Conference Championship ... Picked up his first collegiate victory as a member of the 4x100m relay team at the Beynon Sports Surfaces Catamount Classic ... Tallied a third place finish in the 4x400m relay in the same meet ... Individually, finished with five top 10 finishes in the 200m and the 400m.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended West Charlotte High School in Charlotte, N.C. ... coached by Bennett King ... set schools records (indoors and outdoors) in the 4x400m relay with times of 3:15.55 (outdoor) and 3:21.91 (indoor) ... Also, set school record in the 4x800m relay with a time of 8:02.61 ... conference champion in the 400m as a senior.
PERSONAL: Ammar Juwan Phillips was born in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 2, 1992 ... mother is Tanya Martin and his grandmother is Betty Martin.