March 8, 2014

Four Bobcats Grab Southeast All-Region Honors

NEW ORLEANS, La. --- Lees-McRae placed four student-athletes on the Division II Indoor Track & Field Southeast All-Region squad for their outstanding performances during the season, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced.

The top five individuals in each event from each region earned the All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the regions’ top three relay teams. The regions used for this award match those used during the cross country season.

Men’s All-Region awards went to 536 different student-athletes, who combined for 770 total awards.

Senior Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) climbed garnered his award when he cleared 4.80 meters at the George Mason Last Chance Meet March 2.

The women saw 525 separate competitors accumulate 776 total honors. Both Samantha Elliot of Johnson C. Smith and Stephanie Rhoden of Benedict topped the list with five All-Region awards apiece.

Freshman Erin Bingham (Jefferson, N.C.) capped off a remarkable first-year campaign by making the squad after completing the 60-meter hurdles in 9.25 seconds at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track & Field Championships February 23.

Seniors Kortnie Curry (Lexington, N.C.) and Persephanie Mcrae (Brooklyn, N.Y.) cleared 1.60 meters in the high jump at the CC Championships February 23 to claim honors. Mcrae and Curry finished first and second, respectively, at the Championship.

All four student- athletes will return to action March 22 at the Power Sox Invitational in Hickory, N.C. to open the outdoor season.

- LMC -