CONWAY, S.C. – Guilford College Women’s Cross Country placed third with 82 points while the men place fifth with 115 points among non-Division I schools in Friday’s Coastal Carolina University Invitational 5K race. Official team scoring was split between Division I schools and non-Division I schools.
Sommer Fanney (Burlington, N.C./Williams) led the women with a 22nd place overall finish with a time of 21:02.86. The time was also the eighth-best time among non-Division I runners and is her second-fastest collegiate 5K time. The finish is also the fourth-best 5K finish in program history.
Rebecca Reyna (Liberty, N.C./Southern Alamance) took the second-best Quaker finish, placing 42nd overall with a time of 22:47.71. The finish was placed 17th among non-Division I runners and is the eighth-fastest 5K time in program history.
Trent Evans (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) took the Quakers’ best men’s finish, placing 30th overall with a time of 17:38.61. The finish was also the 12th-best non-Division I time in the race.
Nick Reynolds followed Evans across the finish line with a 31st overall finish at 17:41.54. The time was the 13th-best among non-Division I runners.
Coach Danny Cash’s Quakers will making their second-trip to Salisbury, N.C. next Friday in their second-attempt to race in the re-scheduled Chic-Fil-A Invitational. The first attempt of the race last Friday was cancelled due to thunder and lightning in the area around the time of the race.