LMC Track & Field Enjoys Successful Trip to Adidas Invitational
Mar 26, 2016
ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Sophomore Tyree Reed claimed three top-five finishes while the Lees-McRae track & field teams participated at the Adidas Invitational hosted by Winthrop University over the weekend in Rock Hill, S.C.
Reed (Phenix City, Ala.) finished third in the 100-meter dash with an impressive time of 10.76 seconds. The sophomore sensation grabbed fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.86.
He joined Davante Scott (Hopkins, S.C.), Razhede Highsmith (Gastonia, N.C.) and Cody McNeely (Salisbury, N.C.) to earn a fifth-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay. The quartet used a time of 3:20.94.
McNeely grabbed 10th in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.14.
LMC placed a pair of runners in the top-20 in the 5000-meter run. Freshman Austin Thompson (Cleveland, Ga.) placed 15th in 16:13.19 while teammate Shawn Graves (Goshen, Ind.) was 16th with a time of 16:17.38.
Junior Tyler Pauley (Independence, Va.) completed the steeplechase in 11:04.93 to claim eighth place.
Pole vaulters Christian Lloyd (Irmo, S.C.) and Joshua Cady (Aiken, S.C.) finished sixth and 10th, respectively, with marks of 4.45 and 4.15 meters.
Junior Benjamin Wilson (Salisbury, N.C.) was good for eighth in the javelin with a distance of 41.98 meters while Joshua Godwin (Pleasant Grove, N.C.) was ninth with a throw of 40.56 meters.
On the women's side, Kayla Powell (Moyock, N.C.) finished 10th in the discus throw with a mark of 39.71 meters.
Erin Bingham (West Jefferson, N.C.) grabbed an 11th-place finish in 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.96 seconds.
In the triple jump, LMC's Najah Underwood (Hendersonville, N.C.) finished 12th with a leap of 9.85 meters.
Bobcat Kaitlyn Gearing (Sautee, Ga.) was 16th in the javelin throw with a distance of 29.82 meters.
Mekayla Boswell (Mocksville, N.C.) turned in a mark of 1.50 meters in the high jump, finishing 15th.
Coach Ley Fletcher's squad will head to High Point, N.C. April 1-2 to participate in the VertKlasse Meeting Invitational.