February 24, 2013

Webb wins pole vault, sets new school record at Mason Last Chance Meet

FAIRFAX, Va. --- Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) continued his strong junior season for the Lees-McRae College men's track and field team on Sunday afternoon, finishing first in the pole vault at George Mason University's Last Chance Meet with a school-record jump of 5.05 meters.

With his school-record vault, Webb moves into a tie for sixth on the national leader's list, virtually ensuring himself a spot in the field at the NCAA Division II Indoor National Championships on March 8. Webb has steadily improved throughout the season, opening the campaign with a mark of 4.90 meters at Appalachian State Invitational in December and progressively raising the bar en route to his school-record mark on Sunday. The victory also marks Webb's fourth win of the season in five meets.

Lees-McRae will open the outdoor season on Friday, March 1 when the Bobcats travel to Hickory, N.C. to take part in the Power Sox Invitational, hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne University.

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