Guilford Track and Field Opened Outdoor Season at UNC Pembroke

PEMBROKE, N.C. – The Guilford College track and field teams opened the outdoor season on Friday at the Braves Classic. The event was hosted by UNC Pembroke and featured NCAA Division II and III teams.

Michaleigh Higgins had an eventful day for GC. The sophomore scored five team points for Guilford after finishing fourth of 20 entrants in the javelin throw. Her toss of 28.28 meters was the second-best in program history. In the hammer throw, she broke the school record with a distance of 27.14 meters.

Freshman Julia Taylor netted three Quaker points in the 400-meter run. She placed sixth of 18 runners after posting a time of 1:05.71. Sophomore Ranicha Sargeant was 10th in the 100-meter run (14.0) and freshman Emily Winder ran the 1550-meter run in 5:23.64–good enough for 11th place.

On the men’s side, the 4x100M relay team ran the fourth-best Quaker time in the race (43.95). The team of Asa Bell, Juwan Houston, Kamari Norman and Darnell Jones earned eight team points for Guilford.

Houston grabbed six points in the 110-meter hurdles. The senior finished third of eight runners after clocking a 16.25 time, the sixth fastest in Guilford history. Bell placed sixth of 30 finishers in the 100-meter dash. The junior’s 11.13 time snagged three GC points.

Andriquez Brooks broke Guilford’s hammer throw benchmark with a result of 27.75 meters. He was ninth in the event and earned one team point for GC. He also recorded the sixth-best discus mark (33.32) in finishing 12th.

The Quakers return to action on March 20.