Smith moves/runs in record time for Guilford track at Wake Forest Open

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Johnathan Smith’s NCAA-provisional qualifying time in
the 100 meters highlighted Guilford College’s competition in Friday’s
opening day of the Wake Forest Open.

Smith, a freshman of Conyers, Ga., qualified for Saturday’s final with a
time of 10.75 seconds, the day’s fifth-fastest and tops among NCAA Division
III competitors. It is also the second-fastest recorded time in Guilford
history and provisionally qualifies him for the NCAA Division III
Championships in May.

David Cason (Clemmons, N.C./West Forsyth) placed fifth out of 24 in the
3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:45.81, which ranked second among
Division III contestants. The Quakers’ Chad Norton was seventh in the 31-man
10,000 meters with a time of 32:44.06 that paced the field’s Division III
runners. Teammate Dylan Skinner’s (Hillsborough, N.C./Orange) time of
1:56.22 in the 800 meters is the third-fastest time in school history,
ranked 19th among 107 runners and second among Division III contestants.

Freshman Taylor Stokes (Advance, N.C./Davie County) represented the Quakers’
women’s team with a sixth-place time of 39:48.71 in the 10,000 meters. There
were 17 runners in the field and Stokes was fastest among the Division III

The competition concludes Saturday at Wake Forest’s Kentner Stadium.

Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics