Waddell and Petsch Set Guilford Records at ODAC Track & Field Championships

Alexis Waddell '22 (Photos by Deanna Lassiter '20)
Alexis Waddell '22 (Photos by Deanna Lassiter '20)

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Guilford College track & field teams closed the season at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships on Saturday. The Quakers' women earned eight points and placed ninth.

Alexis Waddell and Shannon Petsch both placed sixth and earned three team points after breaking Guilford records in discus and javelin throws, respectively. 

Waddell's throw of 34.47 meters was more than four meters better than the previous Guilford benchmark. Petsch threw the javelin 28.58 meters. The remarkable fact is Petsch has only been an active javelin thrower for about four weeks.

Ranicha Sargeant was 10th in the long jump (4.57M) and Jamie Britt (4.54) placed 13th. The Quaker 4x100M relay team captured two points after placing seventh. Zarea Pitts, Carmen Curtis, Sargeant, and Britt ran a 52.10 time--the third-fastest in Quaker history.