Simpkins named Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College senior Craig Simpkins (Boiling Springs, S.C.) has been named the Conference Carolinas men's cross country Runner of the Week for the third time in his career, announced league officials Wednesday.

Simpkins paced the Bobcats to an impressive performance at the Greensboro Invitational on Saturday, finishing fourth overall and second among NCAA Division II runners with a time of 27:35. The senior led a trio of Bobcats in the top six, as Lees-McRae finished second in the team standings behind NCAA Division I Virginia Commonwealth University.

Lees-McRae returns to the trials on Friday when the Bobcats travel to Charlotte, N.C. to take part in the Charlotte Cross Country Invitational at McAlpine Park.

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