BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College men's and women's track and field teams start their indoor season this weekend (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) at the Appalachian State Open in Boone, N.C.
The men's team returns three all-conference selections from a year ago in junior Luke Rochester (second team, pole vault), sophomore Cooper Abernathy (third team, throws) and senior Jason Saintizaire (third team, high jump), while welcoming 10 freshmen. In total, the men return 13 athletes from last year.
The women's team returns one first team all-conference selection in sophomore Bayle Wood (first team, throws), while 12 freshmen will join the team. In total, the women return 10 athletes from last year's squad.
The event begins at 5 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 30) with the weight throw and the triple jump. The field events pick back up on Saturday (Dec. 1) at 10 a.m. with the long jump.