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LMC Women Place fifth at Charlotte Invitation​al PDF Print
Written by Whitney Noble   
Saturday, 29 September 2012 08:36

The Lees-McRae College women's cross country team finished fifth out of competing NCAA Division II programs at the Charlotte Cross Country Invitational on Friday. Lees-McRae placed 28th overall and fifth among NCAA II teams,

totaling 826 points, as Emily Shields (Salisbury, N.C.) led the Bobcats with a 121st-place finish with a time of 24:40.82. Emily's twin sister Katherine Shields (Salisbury, N.C.) finished 133rd with a time of 25:09.94, as Cinthia Lehner (Greer, S.C.) placed 163rd with a mark of 26:40.34. Rayne Delutis (Christiansburg, Va.) and Sarah Monday (Lexington, N.C.) placed 202nd and 207th, respectively.
University of North Carolina Pembroke paced the field of NCAA II teams with 593 points, followed by Wingate University (669), Anderson University (772), Erskine College (811), and Lees-McRae (826). NCAA Division I Clemson University claimed the overall title with 83 points, as Appalachian State University finished second with 106 markers.
Lees-McRae returns to the trails on Friday, October 5 when the Bobcats travel to Concord, N.C. to participate in Belmont Abbey College's Conference Preview Meet.

 

 

 

Bobcats Turn In Strong Performanc​e at Charlotte Invitation​al

 

The Lees-McRae College men's cross country team finished 10th out of competing NCAA Division II programs at the Charlotte Cross Country Invitational on Friday. Lees-McRae placed 35th overall and 10th among NCAA II teams, totaling 1053 points. Jared Lupton (Nampa, Idaho) paced the Bobcats with a time of 29:56.34, as Dustin Rudisill (Dallas, N.C.) turned in a mark of 32:03.96. Nate Weston (Banner Elk, N.C.) posted a time of 33:08.61 in his debut with the Bobcat cross country team, while Jordan Meyer (Inman, S.C.) finished with a mark of 34:27.80. Zach Cummings (Duncan, S.C.) rounded out the finishers for the Bobcats with a time of 37:39.35.
King College turned in the top team performance among the NCAA Division II ranks, finishing 15th overall with 408 points. University of North Carolina Pembroke was second with 591 points, followed by Wingate University (631), Coker College (710), and Anderson University (751). Virginia Tech claimed the overall team title with 31 points, followed by Wake Forest University (80), Davidson College (138), Appalachian State University (149), and High Point University (154).
Lees-McRae returns to the trails on Friday, October 5 when the Bobcats travel to Concord, N.C. to participate in Belmont Abbey College's Conference Preview Meet.

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy: Emily Sheilds, LMC Athletics

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