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LOCAL THINGS LIST
BY EMILY CURRIE
The downtown section of a city is often
referred to as the "heart'' of the city. The
heart is what makes the body thrive. It
gives the body life and energy and makes it
sparkle. It's not surprising that Greensboro,
with its folksy, friendly feel, has a vibrant
downtown, rich with history, culture, fun
No matter what you like to do, you can
find it in downtown Greensboro. Here are
our top five Greensboro gems.
See downtown I Page 7
Two cross country runners compete on national level
NORTON, GONCAROVS PLACE
AT NATIONALS IN TERRA
BY ALAYNA BRADLEY
Running. One of the most basic, but most
grueling and competitive of all sports. It
turns out that Guilford College has three
of the best runners in the South/Southeast
region, which spans from Texas to Tennessee.
This season, two of them went on to compete
at the national level.
Juniors Andris Goncarovs, Chad Norton,
and David Cason won All-South/Southeast
Region Team honors.
"To get NCAA All-Regional, you have to
finish in the top 35 at the regionals meet,"
said Danny Cash, head cross-country and
track and field coach.
Goncarovs finished in third place at the
regional meet, Nov. 4 at Emory University
in Atlanta. Norton finished in 11th place and
Cason finished 20th.
"To get to NCAA nationals , you have to
be a member on the first- or second-place
team at regionals, or be one of the first seven
athletes not on one of those teams," said
Cash. "Both Andris and Chad were in the
top seven not on a qualifying team, so they
made it. David was tenth and just missed
being able to go to nationals."
Goncarovs has been running for most of
his life and strived to place for nationals.
"I started running seriously when I was
eight," said Goncarovs in an email. "At
first, running was just a way to control my
chronic asthma, but it turned into something
that shaped my identity. Running is pretty
much a daily routine. Being a good athlete
is just the side effect of making running a
central part of (a) lifestyle."
This determined attitude inspires his
teammates as well.
"He's definitely great to have as a
teammate," said Jodie Geddes, junior and
team leader for cross-country. "He's really
inspiring because I see him running at night.
I always see him pushing himself and Qiat
makes me want to work harder."
"Andris is a transfer from SUNY Buffalo
and has brought a new intensity to the
program," said Cash, agreeing with Jodie.
"His work ethic has helped push the team,
especially David and Chad."
Goncarovs placed 107th at nationals Nov.
17 in Terra Haute, Ind.
"Andris ran well at nationals," said Cash.
"He had been recovering from being sick all
week, so he would have liked to have raced
better. His time was very close to his fastest
Norton had an impressive showing at
nationals. He made school history by placing
73rd, marking the best NCAA result by a
Guilford runner and his time ranks at fifth-
best in the school's history.
"Chad also had a very good race at
Nationals," said Cash. "He ran his fastest
time of the season and did better than he did
See CROSS COUNTRY I Page 11
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FEATURES | HOUSEKEEPING STAFF | Page 8
OPINION I DATING CHALLENGES | Page 10