Wanya Alford Set New Record as Quaker T&F Competed at Wofford

Posted by Press Release on March 31, 2018 at 10:26 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Guilford College track and field teams competed at the Terrier Relays, hosted by Wofford College, on Saturday. The meet featured mostly NCAA Division I and II teams.

Wanya Alford highlighted the day for Guilford. The sophomore set a new Quaker triple jump record after posting a 13.57m mark. He finished fourth of 18 competitors and bettered the Guilford record set by Eric Johnson in 1977.

Teammate Jeremiah Hedrick was seventh in the long jump. His distance of 6.60 meters tied for the sixth farthest in Quaker lore. The sophomore was seventh of 31 competitors in the event.

Freshman Asa Bell was 26th in the 100 meters after clocking an 11.27 time. Sophomore John Martinez ran the 1500 meters in 4:23, good enough for 30th.

On the women’s side, Jamie Britt had a strong performance in the long jump. The freshman leaped 4.27 and placed 34th of 37 jumpers.

Senior Sommer Fanney raced two times on Saturday. She clocked a 5:20.32 in the 1500 meter run, which was good enough for 29th of the 50 runners. In the 400, her time of 1:06.68 was 26th of 31
competitors.

The Quaker track and field teams return to action next Friday (4/6) at the VertKlasse meet hosted by High Point University.


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