Hometown Cross Country News – Local Pair Completes Season at Guilford College


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Junior Nick Jones (Summerfield, N.C./Northern Guilford) and senior Quinton Simones (Greensboro, N.C./Homeschooled) recently completed the 2016 cross country season at Guilford College.

Jones participated in two events for the Quakers this season. His best finish came at the Adidas XC Challenge where he finished the five-kilometer race in 22 minutes, 56.5 seconds, placing 70th. His best eight-kilometer finish was at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships October 29th when he finished in 35:54.4.

Simones, the team captain, participated in all six events for the Quakers this season, raising his career total to 23. His best finish was at the Chick-Fil-A Invitational where he finished the eight-kilometer race in 32:01.35, placing 38th. His best five-kilometer time was at the Adidas XC Challenge September 16th where he ran an 18:35.2.

Simones is double-majoring in forensic accounting and criminal justice, and is a regular on both the dean’s list and the Academic All-ODAC Team.

Head coach Danny Cash’s Quakers finished 10th in the ODAC Championships in Lexington, Virginia, and 29th in the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional Championships. Cash expects four letter winners back for the 2017 season, including Jones.