Quakers Defend Guilford X-C Carnival Title
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College's men and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's women successfully defended the team titles at the Guilford X-C Carnival Saturday. Winston-Salem State University's Andrew Chebii-Singh won the men's five-kilometer race in a course-record 15:47.29, while UNC Greensboro's Kelly Montague took top women's honors with a five-kilometer time of 19:50.99, also a course record.
Guilford's men won their second straight X-C Carnival by one point over UNC Greensboro. The Quakers' Chad Norton, Derick Kosgei and David Cason finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively, as Guilford had six of the top-20 finishers. UNC Greensboro's Tyron Alston placed second individually with a time of 16:01.15 and helped the Spartans put five runners among the top-15 finishers. Winston-Salem State finished third with 64 points.
UNC Greensboro dominated the women's race, placing all seven of its runners among the top-12 scorers, including six of the top seven. The Spartans' Ali Cupito placed second to Montague in 20:03.66. Guilford's Anne Mogavero finished third in 20:46.42 to help the Quakers place fourth among nine scoring teams.
Winston-Salem State finished a distant second in the women's race, some 15 points behind UNC Greensboro. Aquila Jones (9th) and Manuela Rigaud (11th) were the Rams' top scorers.
Reagan High School won both the boys' and girls' high school races Saturday. Reagan had five of the top-11 boys finishers to score a two-point victory over Northwest Guilford High School. Southern Alamance's Collin Loy took top individual honors with a five-kilometer time of 16:50.64.
Reagan's girls also had five of the top-12 finishers and beat second-place Northwest Guilford by 14 points. The Vikings' Alyssa Torres won her second individual title of the week with a five-kilometer time of 20:11.65. She won the Guilford County City-County meet on Monday at Hagan-Stone Park.