Guilford Ranked Eighth in Preseason ODAC Indoor Track and Field Poll

Emily Cash (l), Jasmine O'Neill (r) (photo by John Bell)

GREENSBORO, N.C.-- Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) track and field coaches picked Guilford College's women's team eighth in their annual preseason indoor track and field poll.

Roanoke College earned six first-place votes and 48 points in the poll, five votes ahead of Washington and Lee University. Roanoke has finished first in five of the last seven league championships.

The Quakers' women hope to improve on their seventh-place finish at the 2012 ODAC Indoor Championships with the help of veterans Jodie Geddes and Jasmine O'Neill. In the 2012 championships, O'Neill set a school record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:37.48. Geddes completed the 200-meter dash in a time of 32.74, which ranks third in school history. O'Neill and Geddes paired up with teammates Emily Cash and Colleen Gonzalez to demolish the previous school record in the women's distance medley relay by nearly 90 seconds with a time of 14:47.38.  

Coach Danny Cash's team opened competition at the JDL College Kick-off Classic on Dec. 1 and returns to action Jan. 20 at the Winston-Salam State Open.