LANDOVER, Md. – Guilford College’s Trent Evans (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds), Josephus Mitchell (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) and Alex Martin (Pfafftown, N.C./Reagan) claimed top five finishes as the Quakers competed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships hosted by Shenandoah University at the Prince George’s Sports Complex. The men placed ninth with 26.5 points while the women placed ninth with four points.
Mitchell’s preliminary time in the 60 meter dash placed third at 7.09 seconds as Mitchell was .06 seconds away from the top qualifying time. Mitchell gained eight points with his run of 6.99 seconds, his second sub-seven second time of the season, .07 seconds away from the top time.
Martin claimed fourth in the long jump with a mark of 6.65 meters, the third-best mark in school history. Nate Phillips also scored in the event, placing eighth with a mark at 6.35 meters.
Evans claimed fourth in the 800 meter run, running the event at 1:58.80, the sixth fastest time in school history. Evans’ time was only 2.07 seconds away from the top finish in the event.
Becca Benfield led the women with one top-ten finish on the day. Benfield claimed ninth in the shot put with a mark of 10.02 meters. The mark stands as the third-best in school history. She also claimed 14th in the weight throw with a mark of 10.49 meters, which also stands third in program history.
Rebecca Reyna (Liberty, N.C./Southern Alamance) led Guilford’s runners with a 12th-place finish in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:33.95, the fastest in school history. The spread between ninth-place and Reyna’s finish was 1.5 seconds.
Coach Danny Cash’s Quakers as a team now shift their focus to outdoor track and field season as Guilford’s opening meet is March 12th at UNC-Wilmington’s Seahawk Invitational.