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Bobcats Top First Southeast Region poll PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:58

The Lees-McRae College men's track and field team sits atop the first installment of the 2012 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association Indoor Track and Field Southeast Region Poll, announced USTFCCCA officials Tuesday. Lees-McRae tops the region with a total of 437.85, followed by Mars Hill College (278.09),

King College (228.97), Clayton State University (197.26), and Queens University of Charlotte (188.78). Lenoir-Rhyne University is sixth with a mark of 159.31, followed by Anderson University (125.41) and Limestone College (83.03).
The Bobcats have performed well in the first two meets of the season, setting a trio of school records at Appalachian State University's Invitational Indoor Meet on Dec. 3. Nazaire Saintine (Douglasville, Ga.) turned in the performance of the winter on Dec. 3, finishing third in the high jump with a school record of 2.03 meters before placing fourth in the long jump with a program-mark of 7.03 meters. Malcolm Peeler (Shelby, N.C.) also established a new school record in the triple jump, posting a mark of 13.81 meters en route to a fifth-place performance.
Lees-McRae returns to action on January 27 and 28 at the Niswonger Open in Johnson City, Tenn.

 

Lees-McRae Ranked Second In First Southeast Region Poll

 

The Lees-McRae College women's track and field team is ranked second in the first installment of the 2012 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association Indoor Track and Field Southeast Region Poll, announced USTFCCCA officials Tuesday.
King College tops the region with a total of 361.59, followed by Lees-McRae (269.66), Limestone College (187.53), Queens University of Charlotte (172.16), and Anderson University (163.30). Lenoir-Rhyne University is sixth with a mark of 148.02, followed by Mars Hill College (128.18) and Clayton State University (94.17).
The Bobcats have performed well in the first two meets of the season, posting 10 top-10 finishes, including a pair of top-five performances by freshman Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) at Appalachian State University's 2012 Mountaineer Split Indoor Open on Jan. 19. The rookie finished second in the 400-meter dash with a school-record mark of 59.98 seconds, while also placing fourth in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.76 seconds.
Lees-McRae returns to action on January 27 and 28 at the Niswonger Open in Johnson City, Tenn.

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