Heck Sets Weight-Throw Mark at UCS Invitational

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Guilford College track and field teams competed at the UCS Invitational on Saturday at the JDL Fast Track. The non-scoring event featured a mix of NCAA Division I, II and III teams.
 
Freshman Alex Heck set a new Quaker record in the weight throw. He was 15th of 17 competitors after notching a 10.60-meter throw in the event.
 
Juwan Houston, a sophomore, ran the 60-meter hurdles in 8.84 seconds, the fifth-best mark in Quakers' lore. He was 13th of 17 competitors. Houston also led Guilford in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.34 seconds that placed 20th among 30 runners. 
 
Jeremiah Hedrick had the Quakers' top jumps Saturday. His 12.29-meter leap in the triple jump placed fifth among 13 jumpers. Hedrick went 6.32 meters in the long jump, good for ninth place in the 25-man field.
 
The Quakers next compete at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships. The meet is hosted by Roanoke College on Sunday, February 25.