LANDOVER, Md. – Alex Martin (Pfafftown, N.C./Reagan) scored in three events to led all Quakers as Guilford College’s men’s and women’s indoor track squads competed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Center. The men placed sixth with 39 points while the women placed ninth with two points.
Martin scored eight points for the Quakers with a second place finish in the long jump with a mark of 6.81 meters. The mark broke Martin’s own school record, set on February 8th at the Vince Brown Invitational, by .05 meters. Martin also scored four points with a fourth place finish in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.11 seconds. The time stands sixth-fastest in program history and was .01 of a second away from a tie for fifth all-time.
Martin (7.13 seconds) and Tylin McAdams (Burlington, N.C./Southern Alamance) (7.14 seconds) finished side-by-side in the 60 meter dash preliminary race, placing fifth and sixth respectively. Martin’s preliminary time tied for the fastest Quaker time this season while McAdams’ preliminary time tied for third-fastest. C.J. Green (7.26 seconds) placed eighth to join Martin and McAdams in the 60 meter dash finals. Martin took third in the finals, scoring six points with a final time of 7.05 seconds, the fastest this season. McAdams (7.17 seconds) finished sixth and narrowly missed scoring in fifth place by .01 seconds.
Andris Goncarovs scored six points for Guilford thanks to his third-place finish in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 15:21.70. The time is the fifth-fastest in program-history, his third top-five all-time finish in the event. The senior also claimed another two points for the Quakers with a fifth-place finish in the 3,000 meter run with a tim of 9:00.66
Yashua Clemons earned two points thanks to his second-best triple jump mark in program history at 13.00 meters, good for fifth place. The mark was .47 meters higher than his seeded mark, the largest distance between the seeded mark and final mark in the competition.
Trent Evans (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) scored two points thanks to a fifth-place finish in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:58.67, the third-fastest time in school history.
Guilford’s 4×400 meter relay team of Johnny Sumner, Amaris Clay, Brandon Rothfuss, and Evans completed Guilford’s scoring with a second-place finish at 3:29.04, 1.02 seconds away from the winning time of Virginia Wesleyan, keeping the Quakers from a fifth-place finish overall.
Sommer Fanney scored the lone points in the meet for the Quakers, finishing fifth in the mile run with a time of 5:42.54. Fanney edged out the next-fastest runner by .69 seconds. The finish is the fourth-fastest mile run time in program history.
The distance medley team of Pasangi Perera, Sydney MacDonald (Greensboro, N.C./Western Guilford), Molly Anne Marcotte, and Fanney set a new school record with a time of 13:54.22, breaking the old record by 8.14 seconds.
Jennifer Thomas (Randleman, N.C./Randleman) ran Guilford’s sixth-fastest 60 meter dash time in program history at 8.85 seconds. Thomas now owns seven of Guilford’s top-eight all-time best 60 meter dash times.
Marcotte finished with the third-fastest 3,000 meter run time in program history with a time of 11:52.46, 15th place overall while winning her division of the overall race.
Becca Benfield finished 11th in the weight throw, throwing the second-best mark in program history at 10.50 meters.
The Quakers’ indoor regular season wraps out next Saturday, traveling to Blacksburg, Va. for the Virginia Tech Last Chance meet.