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Curry, Thornton Have Record Day For Bobcats PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Monday, 05 March 2012 06:24

Sophomore Kortnie Curry (Lexington, N.C.) and freshman Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) each set a school record on Saturday afternoon to lead the Lees-McRae College women's track and field team to a strong performance at Lenoir-Rhyne University's Power Sox Invitational. Curry set a program record

in the high jump, posting a mark of 1.62 meters en route to a second-place finish. Thornton put together a strong collegiate outdoor debut, winning the 400-meter hurdles with a school-record time of 1:05.74, while placing third in the 100-meter hurdles with a mark of 15.83 seconds. She then teamed with Iesha Poindexter (Jetterville, Va.), Jessica McEnaney (Cary, N.C.), and Auburn Lowe (Swain County, N.C.) to finish third in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 51.13 seconds.
Rachelle Cleveland (Moyock, N.C.) placed second in the javelin with a throw of 35.79 meters, as Taryn Moorhead (Deer Park, Wash.) finished second in the pole vault with a jump of 2.75 meters. Jamara Cook (Claremont, N.C.) finished fourth in the discus (31.55 meters) and fifth in the hammer throw (33.06 meters), as Genay Miller (Woodstock, Ga.) placed seventh in the hammer throw with a mark of 32.05 meters.
Kayla Frazier (Chesterfield, S.C.) placed fifth in the shot put and eighth in the discus with marks of 9.89 and 28.50 meters, respectively, as Cleveland finished sixth in the shot put with a throw of 9.78 meters. Persephanie Mcrae (Brooklyn, N.Y.) placed seventh in the high jump with a mark of 1.47 meters, as Hannah Henderson (Canvas, W.Va.) finished third in the one-mile run with a time of 5:33.87.
Lees-McRae returns to action on Friday, March 16 when the Bobcats travel to Winston-Salem, N.C. to take part in the first of two days at the Wake Forest Open.

 


Webb, Saintine Lead Bobcats At Power Sox Invitational

 


Sophomore Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) opened the outdoor season with a win in the pole vault on Saturday to lead the Lees-McRae College men's track and field team at Lenoir-Rhyne University's Power Sox Invitational.
Webb posted a mark of 4.25 meters to win the pole vault competition, as USTFCCCA Indoor Southeast Region Field Athlete of the Year Nazaire Saintine (Douglassville, Ga.) finished second in the high jump and third in the triple jump with marks of 1.98 and 13.61 meters, respectively. Saintine teamed with Brandon Williams (Raleigh, N.C.), Christopher Dye (Gastonia, N.C.), and Richard Lane (Concord, N.C.) to place fifth in the 4x100-meter relay.
Devan Mackey (Hickory, N.C.) and Jordan Wilbur (Chesterfield, S.C.) placed sixth and seventh in the hammer throw with marks of 35.26 and 35.23 meters, respectively, as Lane finished eighth in the high jump with a mark of 1.83 meters. Tyler Dunn (Jasper, Ga.) finished eighth in the one-mile run with a time of 4:38.12, as Bradley King (Hildebran, N.C.) placed second in the 400-meter hurdles with a mark of 57.30 seconds.
Williams finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.96 seconds, as Lane placed fifth with a mark of 15.97 seconds. King finished seventh with a mark of 16.57 seconds, while Dye placed sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.55 seconds.
Lees-McRae returns to action on Friday, March 16 when the Bobcats travel to Winston-Salem, N.C. to take part in the first of two days at the Wake Forest Open.

 

 

Photo Courtesy: Megan Thornton, LMC Athletics

  
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