February 16, 2013

Bobcats finish strong at Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men's track and field team set two school records and placed four athletes on the all-Conference Carolinas team en route to a strong fifth-place performance at the inaugural Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at the JDL Fast Track.

King College claimed the team title with 110 points, edging Limestone College's total of 103 markers. North Greenville University finished in third with 87 points, followed by Mount Olive College (86), and Lees-McRae (51).

Kevin Dever (Leesburg, N.J.) opened the day with a strong performance in the 60-meter dash, finishing sixth with a time of 7.18 seconds before Michael Davis (Independence, Va.) set a new school record in the one-mile run, crossing the line in third with a time of 4:24.15 to earn a spot on the all-conference third team.

Brandon Williams (Raleigh, N.C.) posted the Bobcats' second school record of the day in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing fourth with a time of 8.58 seconds. The Bobcats placed fourth in the 4x400-meter relay, as Dever teamed with Travis Burton (Newberry, S.C.), Jarrett Gibson (Marietta, Ga.), and Ian Harned (Pine Level, N.C.) to post a time of 3:28.75.

Burton then finished fourth in the high jump, posting a mark of 1.88 meters. Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) continued his strong junior season with a victory in the pole vault, earning a spot on the all-conference first team with a mark of 4.70 meters.

Freshman Dwight Gilzene (Charlotte, N.C.) posted the Bobcats' top performance of the day in the shot put, finishing second with a mark of 12.77 meters to claim an all-conference second team selection. Devan Mackey (Hickory, N.C.) finished fourth with a mark of 12.42 meters before taking the top spot on the podium in the weight throw, nearly setting a new school record with a toss of 14.11 meters.

Lees-McRae returns to competition on Saturday, February 23 when the Bobcats travel to Fairfax, Va. to participate in George Mason University's Last Chance meet at the George Mason Field House.

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