College Indoor Track & Field News – Guilford Opens Up Day One of Hilton Garden Innvitational

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Guilford College men’s and women’s indoor track and field squads opened up the first day of the Hilton Garden Innvitational at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C. The meet includes schools from all NCAA Divisions, including fellow Old Dominion Athletic Conference schools.

Alex Martin (Pfafftown, N.C./Reagan) ran the best 60 meter dash time by a Quaker this season, narrowly missing the semifinals of the race by .11 seconds with a time of 7.17 seconds. The time was the second-fastest time by a Division III runner in the preliminary race. Running in the same heat, Tylin McAdams (Burlington, N.C./Southern Alamance) raced side-by-side with Martin to acquire the third-best Division III preliminary time (7.18 seconds).

Brandon Rothfuss ran the fourth fastest 400 meter run time in Guilford history, finishing with a time of 52.59 seconds, good for second in his section. Amaris Clay finished close behind Rothfuss, finishing at 52.89 seconds.

The distance medley team of Johnny Sumner, Amaris Clay, Rothfuss, and Trent Evans (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) ran the fifth-fastest distance medley time in school history, finishing with a time of 11:15.91.

A’Lexus Newkirk improved upon her best 60 meter dash time of the season, finishing with a time of 9.08 seconds, which is also the best for the Quakers this Winter. Jennifer Thomas (Randleman, N.C./Randleman) finished close by Newkirk with a time of 9.12 seconds.

Sommer Fanney (Burlington, N.C./Williams) ran the eighth-fastest 400 meter run time in program history, finishing the race at 1:08.81.

The team of Pasangi Perera, Emily Cash, Molly Anne Marcotte, and Fanney ran the second-fastest distance medley time Guilford’s history, finishing with the second-best Division III time at 14:11.71.

The Quakers finish up the two-day Hilton Garden Innvitational tomorrow at the JDL Fast Track.