BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Tess Stryk ran the third-fastest 800-meter run time in Guilford College history and Naomi Madaras had the school’s third-best 3,000-meters time at Saturday’s Jopson Invitational hosted by Bridgewater College.
Stryk placed 10th among 15 runners with a mark of two minutes, 35.03 seconds, fewer than two seconds shy of the school standard set in 2012. Madaras, who clocked the school’s second-best 3,000 time last week, crossed the line in 12:02.21, fewer than five seconds off her personal best set at the Wake Forest Open March 21. Madaras placed 10th among 20 runners Saturday, one place ahead of teammate Pasangi Perera (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill), who’s time of 12:02.33 is fourth-best in school history for 3,000 meters.
Other Guilford highlights from the mostly NCAA Division III meet, include Rebecca Reyna’s (Liberty, N.C./Southern Alamance) 1,500 time of 5:24.41, which placed 16th in the 24-woman field and sits fifth in school history.
Rookie Laura Adair threw the discus 23.03 meters (75”7”), which finished 14th among 18 contestants, but the mark is fifth-best in school history.
Coach Danny Cash’s Quakers return to action Apr. 4-5 at the VertKlasse Meeting, hosted by High Point University.