College Outdoor Track & Field Results – Guilford at the ODAC Championships

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College Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Results – Guilford Take Eighth at ODAC Championships

SALEM, Va. – Guilford College’s Chad Norton won the 5,000-meter race at Saturday’s Old Dominion Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships Saturday at Roanoke College. Norton’s race and Guilford’s school-record time in the 4×100-meter relay helped the Quakers secure eighth place in the nine-team event with 26 points.

Norton, who also won the race in 2013, outkicked Roanoke College’s Harrison Toney to win the 28-man race in a time of 15 minutes, 11.24 seconds. He scored eight team points and earned First Team All-ODAC honors with the win. Toney defeated Norton in Friday’s 3,000 steeplechase, which relegated the Quakers’ senior to Second Team All-ODAC status in that race. Norton accounted for 14 of the Quakers’ 26 team points over the two-day meet.

The Quakers’ 4×100-meter relay team of Joe Mitchell (Winston-Salem, N.C./Reynolds), C.J. Green, Jonathan Sumner and Clarence Turpin placed fourth among eight teams in a school-record time of 44.03 seconds. The quartet bettered its own standard set earlier this season at the VertKlasse Meeting at High Point University.

The 4×100 relay performance earned Guilford four teams points. Green helped the Quakers score in the 100 and 200-meter dashes with top-six showings in both races. He was sixth in the 100 (11.24 seconds) and sixth in the 200 (23.18). Mitchell, his teammate, was fifth in the 100 in 11.21 seconds.

Clarence Turpin, who ran a leg on the Quakers’ 4×400 relay squad that had the program’s eighth-fastest time (3:34.10), placed 14th among 15 triple jumpers. His leap of 11.49 meters ranks sixth in Guilford history.

Coach Danny Cash’s team will send select team members to run at the Wolfpack Last Chance Meet at N.C. State University May 16.

College Women’s Track & Field Results – Guilford Eighth at ODAC Championships

SALEM, Va. – Guilford College placed eighth at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Roanoke College Saturday. The Quakers scored two points in the nine-team meet, which was won by the host Maroons.

Sophomore Tess Stryk stood out for the Quakers Saturday with her 15th-place finish in the 27-runner 800-meter race. Her time of 2:31.94 is second-fastest in school history. She also ran a leg on Guilford’s 4×400 relay that finished seventh among eight teams in 4:30.55, the second-fastest mark in school history.

Other notable Saturday performances for the Quakers included sophomore Rebecca Reyna (Lliberty, N.C./Southern Alamance), who finished one spot behind Stryk in the 800 with a time of 2:32.22, the third-best time in school history. She also ran a leg on the aforementioned 4×400 unit and scored the Quakers’ two points with a fifth-place clocking in Friday’s 3000-meter steeplechase race.
Gretta Eller led Guilford in the javelin with a throw of 23.41 meters that placed 11th in the 20-thrower field and is sixth-best all-time at Guilford.

The conference meet likely concludes the Quakers’ season, although a select few athletes may compete in the May 16 Wolfpack Last Chance Meet.

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