WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Johnathan Smith’s NCAA-provisional qualifying time in
the 100 meters highlighted Guilford College’s competition in Friday’s
opening day of the Wake Forest Open.
Smith, a freshman of Conyers, Ga., qualified for Saturday’s final with a
time of 10.75 seconds, the day’s fifth-fastest and tops among NCAA Division
III competitors. It is also the second-fastest recorded time in Guilford
history and provisionally qualifies him for the NCAA Division III
Championships in May.
David Cason (Clemmons, N.C./West Forsyth) placed fifth out of 24 in the
3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:45.81, which ranked second among
Division III contestants. The Quakers’ Chad Norton was seventh in the 31-man
10,000 meters with a time of 32:44.06 that paced the field’s Division III
runners. Teammate Dylan Skinner’s (Hillsborough, N.C./Orange) time of
1:56.22 in the 800 meters is the third-fastest time in school history,
ranked 19th among 107 runners and second among Division III contestants.
Freshman Taylor Stokes (Advance, N.C./Davie County) represented the Quakers’
women’s team with a sixth-place time of 39:48.71 in the 10,000 meters. There
were 17 runners in the field and Stokes was fastest among the Division III
The competition concludes Saturday at Wake Forest’s Kentner Stadium.
Guilford College Athletics