March 1, 2012

Saintine paces seven Bobcats on all-Southeast Region team

NEW ORLEANS --- The Lees-McRae College men's track and field team placed seven student-athletes on the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Indoor all-Southeast Region team, announced USTFCCCA officials Thursday.

Lees-McRae has sat atop the region poll throughout the season, posting 38 individual top-10 finishes and establishing a trio of new school records. Nazaire Saintine (Douglassville, Ga.) earned all-region honors in the high jump, long jump, and triple jump after setting program records in each event this season.

Malcolm Peeler (Shelby, N.C.) garnered region recognition in the long jump and triple jump, as Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) and Kevin Dever (Leesburg, N.J.) were both honored in the pole vault. Kendell Davis (Douglassville, Ga.) earned all-region honors in the triple jump, while Devan Mackey (Hickory, N.C.) and Brandon Williams (Raleigh, N.C.) garnered region recognition in the shot put and 60-meter hurdles, respectively.

Lees-McRae returns to action in the first meet of the outdoor season on Friday, March 3 when the Bobcats travel to Hickory, N.C. to take part in Lenoir-Rhyne University's Power Sox Invitational.

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