Monroe, NC--Lees-McRae's men's cross country team finished their
season on a high note as they finished 6th in the NCAA Southeast
Regional Meet. The Bobcats were ranked 10th in the region prior to
the race and put together some strong performances lending hopes
for a bright future.
Freshman Chris Holstein (Middleburg, FL) had the highest place
finish with a 16th place overall finish, just one spot out of
All-Region. He ran the 10k course in a time of 34:03 and was the
3rd freshman overall.
Another freshman with his best race of the year was Cody Beaman
(Humble, TX) as he finished with a time of 34:39 and 28th place.
Jon Bernal (Oakton, VA) was just behind Beaman with a 34:43 and
"We are a freshmen dominated team and our future is very solid,"
said Coach Craig McPhail. "I think the guys understand the
commitment and dedication they have to make in order to have the
success they want to have."
The Bobcats will take some time off and begin training for the
indoor track season which begins Saturday, December 2nd at
Appalachian State University.