Quakers Set New Record in 4x100 Relay at VertKlasse Meeting

Jonathan Sumner (front), C.J. Green (Ava Nadel '17 photo)
Jonathan Sumner (front), C.J. Green (Ava Nadel '17 photo)

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Guilford College's men's 4x100 relay team set the school record Saturday at the VertKlasse Meeting at High Point University.

The Quakers' team of Joe Mitchell, C.J. Green, Jonathan Sumner and Clarence Turpin placed eighth among 12 upper-division teams in 44.15 seconds. Green ran the opening leg on the previous record-holding relay, which set the standard at the same meet in 2012 with a time of 44.39 seconds.

Green also turned in the teams' top individual result with his eighth-place finish in the 200-meter dash (22.78 seconds) among 52 competitors. He was 25th overall and second on the team in the 100 with a time of 11.13 seconds. Teammate Joe Mitchell placed 19th in the 100 with a mark of 10.97 seconds and finished 11th in the 200 with a time of 23.07 seconds.

Other highlights from Saturday's competition included Turpin's 12th-place finish in the 400 with a time of 52.04 seconds. Emmanuel Williams had a long jump of 5.94 meters that placed 26th in the 36-man field.

Coach Danny Cash's Quakers are back in action April 12 at the Aggie Invitational, hosted by N.C. A & T State University.