GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College's Chad Norton was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's (ODAC) Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week Monday. He also won the Guilford Student-Athlete of the Week Award, presented by the school's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Norton, a 6-2, 145-pound distance runner, won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the PowerSox Invitational Mar. 3. His winning time of nine minutes, 50.38 seconds is the fastest of his career and the seventh-best time in Guilford history. Norton also had the top Division III result and placed eighth overall among 43 runners in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:01.17. He ran a leg on Guilford's 4x400 relay that placed sixth among 14 teams in 3:41.93, tops in the ODAC this year. Norton also ran the 200-meter dash for the first time in his college career and placed 32nd in 25.18 seconds, the ODAC's ninth-best time to date.
Coach Danny Cash's Quakers are back in action Mar. 15-16 at the Wake Forest University Open.
The Student-Athlete of the Week Award is presented by Guilford's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which is comprised of representatives from each of the school's 20 varsity teams. The group meets regularly to discuss the state of Guilford Athletics and seeks to build community among the school's student-athletes and non-student-athletes. Recent Guilford SAAC activities include a canned-food drive and participation in Champs Life Skills, which promotes intercollegiate athletics as a key part of the campus educational program and the student-athlete as an integral part of the student body. Its aim is to increase student-athletes' community involvement and to engage the greater Guilford community with the athletic department.