College Cross Country News – Guilford’s Chad Norton Named ODAC Runner of the Week


FOREST, Va. – Guilford College senior Chad Norton (Walled Lake, Mich./Walled Lake) was named Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men’s runner of the week Tuesday. Norton is the first winner of the league’s weekly award.

Chad Norton 2014

Norton was the top ODAC finisher at the season-opening ODAC Preview Meet this past Friday in Farmville, Va. He finished second overall with a time of 25:59:00, helping to lead the Quakers to a third-place team showing. His time was the 12th-fastest over an eight-kilometer course in school history and fourth-fastest in his career.

Tuesday’s announcement is the latest honor in Norton’s decorated career. The senior is a two-time United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches’ Association All-South/Southeast Region honoree and has run in both of the past two NCAA Division III Championships. He holds four of Guilford’s 12 fastest eight-kilometer times in school history.

Coach Danny Cash’s team returns to action Friday (9/6) at the Seahawk Invitational in Wilmington, N.C.