Fanney, Steller Lead Top-ten Pack at Southside Power & Fitness Invitational

Fanney, Steller Lead Top-ten Pack at Southside Power & Fitness Invitational


HICKORY, N.C. - Guilford College posted five athletes with top ten finishes combined over both teams in Saturday's Southside Power and Fitness Invitational, hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne University. Guilford was the lone Division III school in a predominately Division II field.

Amy Steller (Advance, N.C./Davie/Pfeiffer) posted the best individual finish for the Quakers, claiming fifth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:03.43. The time time stands as the third-best in school history. While placing 19th in the 200 meter dash, she won her heat in the race with a time of 28.53 seconds. Steller collected another third place finish in school history with the performance.

Sommer Fanney (Burlington, N.C./Williams) posted the second-best 800 meter time in school history thanks to a seventh-place finish. Her time, 2:28.30, with 3.66 seconds away from the school record. Fanney also placed 11th in the 1,500 meter run, posting a time of 5:19.77. The finish stands as the sixth-best finish in school history.

Becca Benfield rounded out the women's top-ten finishes with a ninth-place finish in the shot put, posting a mark of 9.73 meters. The mark stands fourth in school history and was just .01 meters away from tying the third-best mark. She also placed 13th in the discus throw with a mark of 26.65 meters. The mark is good for fourth in school history.

New women's coach Jamie McNeair-Reese bring the squads back to the track Friday, opening the two-day Dr. Jack M. Toms Open at Lynchburg College.