SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Lees-McRae College track and field programs closed out the month of March with a strong showing at the Terrier Relays Friday and Saturday in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Overall, the Bobcats had four top five finishes and 13 top 10 finishes during the meet.
The men's team was led this weekend by the duo of Austin Thompson and Cooper Abernathy. Thompson posted the best finish of any Bobcat in Spartanburg finishing second in the 5000m run with a time of 15:36.48, which is a new personal-best for him in the event. Abernathy, meanwhile, led the men's squad in the field events collecting a third place finish in the javelin throw with a toss of 46.52m. Abernathy also competed in the Discus, Hammer Throw and Shot Put at the meet as well.
On the women's squad, the Bobcats had four top finishes. Bayle Wood notched the top finish out of this group with a fourth place nod in the javelin throw with a mark of 34.61m. In the track events, Jordyn Halvorsen finished sixth in the steeplechase to pace those finishes.
A list of all the top finishes for the Bobcats in each event can be found below.
Luke Rochester – Men's Pole Vault – 5th – 4.35m (1)
Nolan Capps – Men's 3000m Steeplechase – 6th – 10:19.84
Men's 4x400m Relay – 6th – 3:39.13
Women's 4x100m Relay – 8th – 53.05
Joshua Hall – Men's 800m Run – 10th – 1:58.64
Kaitlyn Gearing – Women's 400m Hurdles – 10th – 1:08.94
Kaitlyn Gearing – Women's Long Jump – 11th – 5.21m
Mya Roberts – Women's Shot Put – 13th – 10.73m
Kaitlyn Gearing – Women's 100m Hurdles – 14th – 16.00
Tristin Bertie – Men's 1500m Run – 15th – 4.11.46
Matthew Darden – Men's Long Jump – 18th – 6.13m
Bayle Wood – Women's Hammer Throw – 18th – 32.40m
Dalton Tallent – Men's 400m Run – 19th – 51.15
Bayle Wood – Women's Discus Throw – 20th – 32.29m
Rebeckah Goras – Women's Triple Jump – 21st – 10.12m
Millie McCoy – Women's 400m Run – 23rd – 1:05.33
Jalen Martin – Men's 100m Dash – 25th – 11.21
Cooper Abernathy – Men's Discus Throw – 27th – 33.64m
Cooper Abernathy – Men's Hammer Throw – 31st – 31.58m
Cooper Abernathy – Men's Shot Put – 32nd – 11.97m
Dalton Tallent – Men's 200m Run – 37th – 23.32
Sarah Bowman – Women's 1500m Run – 39th – 6:01.36
Lees-McRae will continue its outdoor season next weekend when it heads to Central, South Carolina to take part in the Susan Rouse Invitational on Friday and Saturday.