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Saturday, 05 October 2013 11:10


Senior Tyler Dunn (Jasper, Ga.) posted his first career win as the Lees-McRae College men's cross country team placed four runners in the top 10 en route to the team victory at the Conference Carolinas Preview Meet on Friday evening.
Lees-McRae claimed the top spot in the team standings for the first time this season, posting 33 points, as North Greenville University finished second with 50 markers. Barton College was third with 71 points, followed by Erskine College (72) in fourth.

Dunn paced the Bobcats and the field with a time of 16:18, picking up his first career win as fellow senior Michael Davis (Independence, Va.) finished fifth with a mark of 16:54. Colby Shell (Wilkesboro, N.C.) followed closely behind in sixth with a time of 17:07, as Anthony Carroll (Stevensville, Md.) placed 10th with a mark of 17:24.

Cody McNeely (Salisbury, N.C.) crossed the line in 17:28 to finish 13th, as Sean Condon (Walnut Grove, N.C.) placed 19th with a time of 18:07. Brenden Sherrill (Sherrills Ford, N.C.) was 22nd with a mark of 18:30.

In the women's race, senior Heather Peterman (Buford, Ga.) continued her strong season with a top-30 finish at the Conference Carolinas Preview Meet on Friday evening.

Peterman was the Bobcats' lone representative for the second straight race, finishing 30th with a time of 20:12 in Friday's four-kilometer event. The Buford, Ga. native has run in all races in which the Bobcats have participated so far this fall, pacing the squad in each one.

Lees-McRae returns to the trails on Friday, October 18 when the Bobcats make the short trek to Boone, N.C. to participate in Appalachian State University's Blue Ridge Open.


The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams competed Friday afternoon in the Mountaineer Open at Don Kennedy Trails at State Farm Fields. Appalachian State University hosted the meet.

On the men's side, Lenoir-Rhyne took sixth place while Virginia Tech won with a perfect score of 15. The Hokies had the top 10 runners in the race led by Leoule Degfae (25:05).

Lenoir-Rhyne was led by sophomore Zach Millsaps (Statesville, N.C.), who ran a 26:41 to finish 29th overall on the 8K course. L-R senior Aaron Nelson (Mayodan, N.C.) placed 33rd with a 27:02 as well.

In the women's competition, Virginia Tech was the top squad while Lenoir-Rhyne finished eighth.

King's Hannah Witt was the top female runner with an 18:05 on the 5K course while the Bears were led by sophomore Grace Turner (Lincolnton, N.C.).

Turner ran a 20:06 to finish 39th overall while senior Laura Rhyne (Taylorsville, N.C.) placed 50th with a 20:40 for the Bears.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams return to action on Friday, October 11, in the Royals Challenge in Charlotte, N.C., beginning at 3:00 p.m.

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