Men’s Track Follows Conference Win with Southeast Regional Meet Win

HICKORY, N.C. - A week after winning the Conference Carolinas Championship Meet, the Lees-McRae College men's track and field team won the 2010 Southeast Regional Meet with 160 points. The meet was hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne.

The Bobcats had 18 top eight scorers. In a scored track meet the top eight finishers score team points.

Jesse Hoots finished fourth in the 200m, third in the 400m, was on the 4x100m relay team that finished fourth, on the 4x400m relay team that finished third and finished second in the javelin.

Joe Daher won the shot put, finished sixth in the discus and second in the hammer throw.

Overall, the men's track and field team set five school records. Chris Glenn broke the school record in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.89, Brad Tanis broke the school record in the 400m hurdles with a time of 54.57, Craig Simpkins broke the school record in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:44.58, Hoots broke the school record in the javelin with a distance of 52.17 and Joe Daher broke the school record in the discus with a distance of 38.19m.

"The last two weeks have been the greatest two weeks I have ever had as a head coach," said head coach Ley Fletcher. " We had our guy's win the conference championship and then the women and the men come back a week later with the same intensity and won the NCAA II Southeast Regional Championship. A lot of the credit needs to go to Jeff Watson, Thomas Cason, and Craig McPhail. Without a great coaching staff none of this would be possible. The athletes also need to be commended they are the ones who have worked so hard and sacrificed a lot of hours to reach their goals. I would like to thank all of our athletes for their dedication and hard work."

Complete Top Eight Finishers

200 meter run

Jesse Hoots 4th 22.55

400 meter run

Jesse Hoots 3rd 49.14

1500 meter run

Michael Davis 1st 4:04.40

Luke Anton 5th 4:11.56

110 high hurdles

Chris Glenn 2nd 14.89

Brandon Williams 3rd 15.22

Bradley King 4th 15.23

Joseph Brown 8th 16.01

400 hurdles

Brad Tanis 1st 54.57 School Record

Bradley King 2nd 54.85

Nathan Smith 6th 1:00.05

Connor Gray 8th 1:01.42

3000m Steeple Chase

Craig Simpkins 2nd 9:44.58

Nate Trimble 4th 10:22.59

4x100 relay

Jesse Hoots Brandon Williams Adam Phiilips chris Glenn 4th 43.05

4x400 relay

Bradley King Steve Mostella Brad Tanis Jesse Hoots 3rd 3:23.35

High Jump

Sam Youse 7th 1.80 m

Danny Hogbin 8th 1.60 m

Shawn Rowand 8th 1.60 m

Pole Vault

Jon Arthur 1st 4.70 m

Allen Kelly 2nd 4.70 m

Kevin Dever 3rd 4.25 m

Long Jump

Joseph Brown 6th 6.15 m

Adam Phillips 7th 6.12 m

Shot Put

Joe Daher 1st 13.09 m

Discus

Joe Daher 6th 38.19 m

Hammer Throw

Joe Daher 2nd 41.70 m

Javelin

Jesse Hoots 2nd 52.17 m