Guilford College cross country running strong in Boone

BOONE, N.C. – Guilford College’s Derick Kosgei set the school cross country record for a 6.4-kilometer course Friday with a time of 20:48.3 at the Mountaineer Open. He placed 21st in the 86-man field and helped the Quakers place fifth among six NCAA Division I and Division II teams in the race. Guilford missed fourth place by one point to East Tennessee State
University. Guilford’s Chad Norton ran the school’s second-fastest
6.4-kilometer time in history (21:09.4) and took 26th in the meet.

Taylor Stokes (Advance, N.C./Davie) paced Guilford’s women with a time of 20:36.1 in the five-kilometer women’s race. She missed her own school record by seven seconds and placed 34th among 59 runners. The Quakers did not record a team score.

Both cross country teams are back in action Oct. 1 at the Great American Cross Country Festival in Cary, N.C.

Men’s Team Standings
1. Ohio State 29, T2. Southern Indiana 57, T2. Queens 57, 4. East Tennessee
132, 5. Guilford 133, 6. Clemson Club 145, 7. Limestone 194.

Women’s Team Standings
1. Ohio State 17, 2. Southern Indiana 57, 3. Alabama-Birmingham 75, 4.
Queens 93, 5. East Tennessee 38, 6. Limestone 179


Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics
202 Alumni Gym