Cooper Leads Quakers at the ODAC Cross Country Championships

Marian Cooper '21 (Sideline Media Productions)
Marian Cooper '21 (Sideline Media Productions)

WINCHESTER, Va. -- Guilford College sophomore Marian Cooper completed the six-kilometer Kernstown Battlefield course in 26 minutes, three seconds at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Women's Cross Country Championships Saturday.

Cooper's time was the 26th-best six-kilometer time in school history and placed 26th of 93 competitors. Freshman teammate Ananya Bernardo placed 86th in the race. Her time was 33:54.7. Washington and Lee was the ODAC team champion. Guilford did not have a team score. 

On the men's side, freshmen Will Nowatka and Darby Houghton competed for the Quakers. Nowatka was 85th of the 97 runners after clocking a 37:26.5 in the eight-kilometer race. Houghton was 92nd after his 37:26.5 time. Washington and Lee was the ODAC men's team champion and Guilford did not have a team score. 

The Quakers are next scheduled to compete at the NCAA South/Southeast Regionals. The event is Nov. 10 at Berry College in Mount Berry, Ga.