College Cross Country Results – Guilford’s Norton and Mogavero Set School Records at Adidas Challenge

Posted by Don Moore on September 17, 2011 at 6:05 am under College | Comments are off for this article

CARY, N.C. – Guilford College sophomores Anne Mogavero (Evansville, Ind./Reitz Memorial) and Chad Norton (Walled Lake, Mich./Walled Lake) set school cross country records Friday at the Adidas Cross Country Challenge at WakeMed Soccer Park. Host North Carolina State University won both five-kilometer races. The Quakers’ men placed fifth and the women took ninth in the team standings.

Norton had the Quakers’ top finish in the men’s race (15th) in a school-record time of 15 minutes, 24.9 seconds. He had the race’s best non-Division I finish and bettered teammate Derick Kosgei’s standard of 15:51 set last season. With Kosgei in his native Kenya to attend a family funeral, sophomore David Cason had the Quakers’ second-fastest time (16:05.8), which placed 25th in the field. Classmate Dylan Skinner turned in a 16:47.2, which was 38th overall. Each of the three times ranked as personal bests for the three sophomores.

Guilford’s men, ranked eighth in the latest United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division III South/Southeast Rankings, scored 140 points to edge Division I Longwood University by one point in the nine-team field. N.C. State had each of the top seven scorers for a perfect 15 points.

Mogavero shaved over 11 seconds off Taylor Stokes’ 2010 school standard with a 35th-place time of 20:00.9. She was the third-fastest Division III runner in the 96-woman field. The Quakers’ Jasmine O’Neill (22:22.6) and Annie Motta (22:38.6) placed 67th and 68th, respectively. Guilford scored 245 points and finished ninth in the 10-team field.

The Quakers’ cross country teams compete in the Charlotte Invitational Sept. 30.

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