Photo courtesy of Dakota Hamilton, ETSU Athletics
JOHNSON CITY, TENN. - The Lees-McRae College men's and women's track and field teams competed for the first time in 2019 this weekend (Jan. 11-12) at the ETSU Invitational.
The teams competed in the weight throw and several other field events on Friday (Jan. 11), along with the 800-meter run.
Men on Day One - Blake Radder was the top finisher in the weight throw with a 22nd place finish with a throw of 10.27 meters. Alex Heck also finished 24th with a throw of 8.59 meters. Joshua Hall paced Lees-McRae in the 800 with a 13th-place finish in 2:04.75, while Aiden Hall finished 19th in 2:09.57. Corimonte Eatmon also finished 27th in 2:14.57.
Women on Day One - Mya Roberts was the top Bobcat finisher in the weight throw with a 15th place finish and a throw of 12.04 meters, while Bayle Wood finished 22nd with a throw of 11.26 meters. Jordyn Halvorsen finished 34th in 2:49.56, while Sarah Bowman finished 36th in 2:53.51 and Kaela Kelly took 39th in 3:16.65.
The teams competed in the pole vault, long jump, high jump, shot put and one-mile run on Saturday (Jan. 12).
Men on Day Two - Logan Welton placed 30th in the long jump with a distance of 5.02 meters. Jason Saintizaire also debuted his season with a fourth-place finish in the high jump at 1.95 meters. Radder notched a 22nd-place finish in the shot put with a mark of 10.38 meters, while Heck finished 26th with a throw of 9.44 meters. Tristin Bertie finished 18th in the mile run at 4:48.82, while Joshua Hall finished 21st in 4:54.11. Brett Page was the final Bobcat to finish in the mile run in 30th place with a time of 5:30.66.
Women on Day Two - Natalie Donahue was the top finisher for Lees-McRae in the pole vault, finishing fifth with a mark of 3.00 meters. Halverson was the top finisher for the Bobcats in the one-mile run, posting a 27th-place finish in 6:30.46. Bowman (7:16.95), Maegan Prettyman (7:29.39) and Kelly (7:29.71) finished 29th-31st in the mile run.
Up Next - The teams are back in action on Jan. 19 when they travel to Winston-Salem for the Wake Forest University Invitational.