March 2, 2013

Norton Wins 3,000 Meter Steeplechase at PowerSox Invitational

HICKORY, N.C.---Chad Norton picked up Guilford College's first event victory of the outdoor track and field season as the Quaker men opened the 2013 outdoor season at the PowerSox Invitational, hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne University.  Guilford was one of two Division III schools participating in the event amongst a Division II field.

Norton won the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:50.38, winning the event by 27.8 seconds.  The time breaks his personal-best by 13.92 seconds.  Norton also placed eighth in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:01.17.

Andris Goncarovs (4:29.34) and David Cason (4:29.37) crossed the finish line almost simultaneously in the mile run with Goncarovs taking fifth and Cason finishing sixth.

Josh Farrar (52.21 seconds) placed 10th in the 400 meter run.

Guilford's 4x400 meter relay team consisting of Farrar, Matthew McKeown, Norton, and Cason finished sixth with a time of 3:41.93, the best Division III time.

Guilford returns to the track March 15 and 16 when the Quakers compete at the Wake Forest Open.