College Track and Field Results – Guilford Men Sixth, Women Ninth at Powersox Invitational at Lenoir-Rhyne

Posted by Press Release on March 21, 2015 at 11:34 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

HICKORY, N.C. – Guilford College’s Nick Reynolds claimed an event victory and Alex Martin claimed eight points thanks to a second place finish as Guilford College competed in the Powersox Invitational at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Competing against mostly NCAA Division II schools, the men claimed sixth place out of 12 with 38 points. The women claimed ninth place out of 12 teams with nine points.

Reynolds claimed victory in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 11:02.62. Reynolds’ win earned the Quakers 10 points in the meet.

Alex Martin (Pfafftown, N.C./Reagan) claimed a tie for second in the 100 meter dash, running the race in 11.18 seconds with no wind. With other ties in the top eight, Martin earned seven points. The freshman also earned a point in the 200 meter dash with an eighth-place finish at 22.99 seconds.

Andris Goncarovs and David Cason (Clemmons, N.C./West Forsyth) scored for the Quakers in the 1,500 meter run, racing to a photo finish with Goncarovs (4:10.51) edging Cason (4:10.52) for fourth place. Both combined to score nine points for the Quakers.

Johnny Sumner claimed a point in the 400 meter dash thanks to an eighth-place finish at 52.15 seconds. Sumner claimed his second point of the day in the 800 meter run, placing eighth with a time of 2:09.68.

Molly Anne Marcotte claimed a point for the Quakers in the 5,000 meter run, earning an eighth-place finish with a time of 22:20.63.

Becca Benfield shattered the previous school-record in the shot put, finishing with a mark of 9.39 meters. The 15th place finished school-record in the shot put by 1.09 meters.

Sommer Fanney collected a top-ten finish in the 1,500 meter run, finishing 10th with a time of 5:35.03. Fanney beat out teammate Pasangi Perera, who finished 11th, by just .11 seconds.

The 4×100 meter relay team of A’Lexus Newkirk, Kayla Scott, Sydney MacDonald (Greensboro, N.C./Western Guilford), and Jamie McCreary set a new school record in the race, finishing with a time of 54.15 seconds.

Coach Danny Cash’s Quakers return to the track next Friday and Saturday, competing in the Dr. Harry Jopson Invitational at Old Dominion Athletic Conference rival Bridgewater College.

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