A'lexus Newkirk
A'lexus Newkirk
Height: 5-2
Year: Jr.
Hometown: McLeansville, N.C.
High School: Eastern Guilford
Position: Sprints
Events: Sprints, Jumps
Major: Psychology
Minor: Music


  • ran the Quakers’ fastest indoor 200-meter dash (29.38 seconds) at the UCS Invitational February 18
  • her 200-meter finish is second-fastest in school history
  • ran a season-best 8.76 seconds which is Guilford’s fourth-fastest of the year and sixth-best in school history
  • her best 60 meter (8.79) and 200m (29.86) finishes both came during the ODAC Indoor Championships on February 26


  • ran second-fastest indoor 200-meters time (29.85) in school history at the UCS Invitational
  • posted third-fastest indoor 300-meters time (50.75) in school history at the JDL College Kick-Off Classic
  • part of Guilford’s record-setting 4x400 relay team, which ran a 4:32.21 at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Indoor Championship
  • competed in five outdoor meets
  • ran her season bests in the 100 meters (14.17) and 200 meters (29.30) at the ODAC Championships
  • ran on the 4x100 relay at ODAC Championships, which broke the school record (52.48)
  • helped the Quakers to achieve the fourth- and eighth-fastest 4x400 relay times in school history at the Seahawk Invitational (4:30.12) and Dr. Jack Tom’s Open (4:35.58)


  • competed in six indoor meets and five outdoor meets
  • ran a personal best in the 200 (28.83) at the ODAC Outdoor Championships, also the second-best mark in school history
  • ran a personal best in the 100 (13.82) at the Aggie Invitational
  • set the school triple jump record (9.40m) at the Powersox Invitational
  • ran on Guilford’s 4x100 relay team that set the school record (53.92) at the ODAC Outdoor Championships


  • named to Guilford's Spring 2017 Student-Athlete Honor Roll
  • ran track at Eastern Guilford High School under coach Kennedy Tinsley 
  • daughter of Maria McPhatter and Warren Newkirk