Quakers' Women's Track and Field Team Wraps Up Day One of VertKlasse Meeting

Pasangi Perera (r), Naomi Madaras (l)
Pasangi Perera (r), Naomi Madaras (l)

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Guilford College's Naomi Madaras ran the fourth-fastest 5000-meter time in school history at the VertKlasse Meeting at High Point University.

Friday's schedule consisted mostly of throws and distance events for the representatives from nearby NCAA Division I, II and III competitors. The meet concludes Saturday with sprints and jumps.

Madaras, a sophomore, placed 22nd of 39 in the 5,000 with a mark of 20 minutes, 46.55 seconds. Teammate Pasangi Perera followed in 24th place with a time of 20:55.02, the fifth-best time in school history.

Madaras and Perera were two of five Quakers in the race, which concluded women's competition for the day. Earlier, Guilford sophomore Rebecca Reyna outkicked teammate Emily Cash for 10th place in the 11-runner field of the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Reyna's time was 13:22.98.

Guilford's Gretta Eller competed in the shot put where she placed 34th with a mark of 6.58 meters. She was 24th in the javelin, tops among three Quakers' contestants, with a throw of 20.33 meters.

Coach Danny Cash's team concludes competition at Vert Stadium at High Point University.