College Track and Field Results—-Norton Wins 5,000 Meter Run, Athlete of the Meet Award as Men Finish 5th, Women FInish 8th
LEXINGTON, Va.—Guilford College’s Chad Norton claimed the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) title in the 5,000 meter run and claimed Athlete of the Meet honors as Guilford’s men finished fifth in the ODAC Championship with 39 points. The women placed eighth with seven points.
Norton (15:03.74) won the 5,000 meter run and broke the ODAC Championships record in the race by .4 seconds. Norton’s time stands fifth in school history. Norton picked up his second event victory of the meet, having won the 3,000 meter steeplechase yesterday and also breaking the ODAC Championships record in that event.
Josh Farrar (Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford) finished sixth in the 400 meter dash finals with a time of 53.40 seconds. Farrar qualified for Saturday’s final after placing third in the prelimiaries.
Andris Goncarovs led the Quakers in the men’s 1,500 meter run, finishing eighth with a time of 4:03.92, the sixth best time in school history. David Cason (Clemmons, N.C./West Forsyth) finished behind Goncarovs with a time of 4:04.22.
Jasmine O’Neill (Winston-Salem, N.C./Parkland) (2:35.35) led the Quakers in the 800 meter run with the fourth fastest time in school history.
Rebecca Reyna (Liberty, N.C./Southern Alamance) (5:17.94) led Guilford in the 1,500 meter run with a 12th place finish, the fourth fastest time in school history.
Guilford’s 4×100 meter relay team of Jennifer Thomas (Randleman, N.C./Randleman), Karima Jackson (McLeansville, N.C./Eastern Guilford), Sydney MacDonald (Greensboro, N.C./Western Guilford), and O’Neill set a new school record with a time of 54.51 seconds.
Guilford takes two weeks away from competition before returning to action May 5th at the Duke University Twilight.