April 25, 2014

Trask, Mackey Win Gold on Opening Day of the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships

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BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae junior Ryan Trask and senior Devan Mackey earned individual titles in their respective field events on day one of the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships Friday afternoon in Banner Elk, N.C.

Trask (Cobleskill, N.Y.) was one of three Bobcats to finish in the top 10 of the javelin while winning the contest with a throw of 48.26 meters, besting his closest competitor by 3.50 meters. Dual athlete Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) placed fifth with a distance of 38.76 meters while Joshua Godwin (Pleasant Grove, N.C.) grabbed seventh at 37.84 meters.

Senior Mackey (Hickory, N.C.) impressed by winning the hammer throw with a distance of 41.02 meters while Godwin earned his second top-10 of the day by finishing ninth with a distance of 30.35 meters.

Junior Joshua Soto (Aiken, S.C.) qualified for the finals of the men’s 100-meter dash when he notched the fifth-best time of 11.15 seconds. He will run his final at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

LMC is currently fourth with 22 points while Mount Olive holds a healthy 39 point lead over North Greenville. Belmont Abbey is third with 25 points and Limestone (15) and King (13) are fifth and sixth, respectively.

The men’s long jump will open up action at 11:30 a.m. Saturday afternoon at Tate Field in Banner Elk, N.C.

- LMC -