College Indoor Track and Field News – Reynolds Wins Section of Mile Run as Guilford Finishes WSSU Open

Posted by Press Release on January 20, 2015 at 6:21 am under College | Comments are off for this article

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C—-Nick Reynolds collected a section win in the mile run as Guilford College Indoor Track and Field wrapped up the two-day Winston-Salem State University Open held at the JDL Fast Track. Institutions of all three NCAA divisions participated in the event alongside unattached athletes.

Reynolds’ time (4:58.66) won his section in the mile run by 5.59 seconds while placing seventh in the overall race. His time in the mile run is the fastest time by a Guilford runner this season.

Andris Goncarovs also took home a strong finish in the meet with a second place finish in the 3,000 meter run. The senior’s time (9:14.82) was 37.61 seconds off the lead time, but was also 21.03 seconds ahead of the third-best finish.

Brandon Rothfuss claimed a solid 11th place finish in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:04.08. Rothfuss was neck-and-neck with High Point University’s Nick Williams, beating out the Division I runner by .04 seconds.

Rothfuss also ran the second leg of the 4×400 meter relay race, joining Jonathan Sumner, Amaris Clay, and Caleb Anderson to place second in their section and fifth overall out of nine teams with a time of 3:41.53.

Pasangi Perera run the third-fastest 3,000 meter run time in program history, finishing third overall in the race with a time of 11:56.86. The time was also just 6.1 seconds away from the top time.

Becca Benfield narrowly missed the second-best mark in program history in the shot put, throwing 8.95 meters. The mark was .07 meters short the mark she set last season.

Sommer Fanney (Burlington, N.C./Williams) sneaked into the top five 800 meter run times in Guilford’s history, finishing 19th overall with a time of 2:37.45. The time beat the previous fifth-best time in program history by .03 seconds.

Sydney MacDonald (Greensboro, N.C./Western Guilford) also entered into the top eight times in Guilford history with MacDonald earning the eighth best time in program history with a time of 30.94 seconds, .02 seconds better than the previous eighth-best time.

The Quakers return to the track January 30-31 for the Hilton Garden Invitational, the second straight meet for the Quakers at the JDL Fast Track.


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