NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Lees-McRae College track and field programs had four student-athletes named to the All-Southeast Region teams Tuesday afternoon by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Cody McNeely and Christian Lloyd were recognized from the men's team, while Erin Bingham and Mekayla Boswell received recognition from the women's team.
McNeely followed up his conference championship in the 800m run from indoor season with another championship run in the same event in the outdoor season. McNeely, who also competed in the 1500m run and the 4x400 Relay for LMC this spring, saved his best for last in his final season in the green and gold as he set personal bests in the 800m run (1:52.88), 1500m run (4:07.64) and the mile (4:34.29).
Lloyd landed a spot on the All-Southeast Region squad as well after finishing second at the conference meet in late April in the pole vault with a mark of 4.30m. Overall, Lloyd captured three conference titles during his time as a Bobcat.
Bingham earned a spot on the All-Region team after capturing her fourth straight conference title at the Outdoor Championships. Bingham not only closes out her time at Lees-McRae with seven league championships (three indoor, four outdoor) but she also currently holds three school records in the 60m hurdles, 55m hurdles and the 100m hurdles.
Much like Bingham, Boswell has enjoyed plenty of success during this past season. Boswell earned her third straight high jump conference title in April. In addition to her podium finish at the conference meet, Boswell also won the high jump at the Montreat College Invitational earlier this spring.
The top-5 individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the regions' top-3 relay teams. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast and West – match those used during the indoor track & field season.
A total of 671 men from 144 different institutions made up the 913 men's All-Region honors. On the women's side, 621 women from 147 institutions made up the 925 women's All-Region honors.