Simpkins sets school record at Conference Carolinas Championships
Nov 09, 2010
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College men's
cross country runner Craig Simpkins (Boiling Springs, S.C.) made
program history on Friday at the Conference Carolinas
Championships, finishing sixth and setting a new school record in
the 8K race with a time of 25:19.
Simpkins' time eclipses the previous 8K mark of 25:21, set by
Lewis Martin in 2007. Martin ended his career as one of the most
accomplished runners in school history, qualifying for the NCAA
Division II Cross Country Championships in 2007 in addition to
Conference Carolinas individual champion honors in 2005.
A native of Boiling Springs, S.C., Simpkins has enjoyed a
tremendous season for the Bobcats, recording four top-10 finishes,
including a third-place showing at last weekend's Conference
Carolinas Championships. Simpkins is now the fastest cross country
runner in program history after setting the 8K mark on Friday.
Lees-McRae returns to the course on Nov. 20 when the Bobcats
travel to Charlotte, N.C. to compete in the NCAA Division II
Southeast Region Championships.