WINSTON-SALEM, NC—Guilford College’s men’s and women’s indoor track teams competed in the Winston-Salem State Open at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C. The meet featured NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA schools from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Guilford junior Alex Smith broke the school’s triple jump record, leaping 13.13 meters on his final jump. Smith narrowly edged teammate Yashua Clemons’ record by .01 meters on his second jump before achieving his longest jump on his final attempt.
Fellow junior C.J. Green matched his personal-best time in the 200-meters (23.74 seconds), finishing 20th out of 47 competitors and first among Division III contestants. Green also eclipsed the team high in the 60-meter dash (7.22 seconds), finishing 3rd in his preliminary heat and 18th overall.
The Quakers’ men’s distance medley team of David Cason, Yashua Clemons, Andris Goncarovs, and Chad Norton finished 4th with a time of 10:57.33, just over two seconds from the second all-time mark in Guilford history.
Goncarovs led the Quakers in the 3,000-meter run (9:02.40) with a fifth place finish. Chad Norton (9:05.32) finished eighth while David Cason (Clemmons, N.C./West Forsyth) (9:13.82) finished 10th.
Malikah French led Guilford’s women’s field event participants with a 7th place finish in the high jump (1.42 meters), leading all Division III participants. French also led Division III participants in the triple jump, earning a mark of 10.30 meters.
Kaylea Trogdon (Archdale, N.C./Wheatmore) broke her own school record in the long jump with a mark of 4.62 meters, third amongst Division III competitors.
Emily Cash (2:51.26) led all Division III contestants in the 800-meter run.
Freshman Rebecca Reyna (Liberty, N.C./Southern Alamance) finished second among Division III participants and 11th overall in the mile run, posting a time of 6:01.98.
Coach Danny Cash’s team returns to action January 25-26 at the Liberty University Open in Lynchburg, Va.