SPARTANBURG, SC-- Lees-McRae's Cross Country teams competed in
the 23rd annual Eye Opener Invitational this past Saturday in
Spartanburg, SC, and came away with a quality showing. The men
finished 7th out of 22 teams.
"On the men's side, the Bobcats were led by freshman Chris
Holstein (Middleburg, FL). His time of 28:05 is a personal best,
and he finished 18th overall in the race, which had 172 runners
Junior Josh Blanc was second on the team this week with a
time of 28:53 over the five mile course.
The big jump in time came from Sebron Jessup (Westfield,
NC) 30:11 to 29:36 and freshman Uriel Alberto (Winston-Salem, NC)
31:51 to 30:25.
"The guys were tired from the volume of training we have
done, but they competed well and we showed signs of improvement,"
Coach Mac said. "I think we will see the major improvements in a
couple of weeks."
The Bobcats will rest up and train for the next two weeks
before they are back in action Friday Sept. 22nd at the