|Bobcats finish third at Greensboro Invitational|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Monday, 26 September 2011 07:29|
The Lees-McRae College women's cross country team finished third overall and second among NCAA Division II squads at the Greensboro Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, placing three runners in the top 15.Lees-McRae topped the NCAA Division II standings with 54 points, just behind NCAA I squad and team champion Virginia Commonwealth University's total of 34 markers. Winston-Salem State placed third with 104 points, followed closely by Belmont Abbey College (106).
Senior Craig Simpkins (Boiling Springs, S.C.) paced the Bobcats with a fourth-place finish, turning in a time of 27:35.22. Tyler Dunn finished just behind Simpkins in fifth with a time of 27:35.75, while Sondre Thorbergsen (Tranoy, Norway) placed sixth with a mark of 28:11.68 in his first race of the season. Jared Lupton (Nampa, Idaho) placed 18th with a time of 29:21.65, as Avery Mouton (Sneads Ferry, N.C.) rounded out the scoring runners for the Bobcats in 25th with a mark of 30:03.49.
"I was proud of our men today," said head coach Thomas Cason. "Our top three runners really set the tone for a great team effort on one of the muddiest courses I have seen in 15 years."
Lees-McRae returns to the course on Friday, September 30 when the Bobcats travel to the Charlotte Cross Country Invitational at McAlpine Park.
Bobcats blank Falcons, 3-0
Vickie Rich (Arlington Heights, Ill.) scored a pair of goals, and MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) added a strike of her own to lead the Lees-McRae College women's soccer team to a 3-0 win over Pfeiffer University on Sunday afternoon in Conference Carolinas play.
The Bobcats maintained the two-goal margin until the 79th minute, when Titsworth found Rich unmarked in the area with a quick cross, putting the senior forward in perfect position to nod home the finish for her second goal of the day.
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