CONCORD, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men's cross country team placed five runners in the top 20 en route to a strong fourth-place performance at the Conference Carolinas Preview Meet on Friday afternoon.
King College claimed the team title with 17 points, followed by Barton College (62), Coker College (69) and Lees-McRae (87). Jared Lupton (Nampa, Idaho) paced the Bobcats in 13th-place with a time of 17:32.59, followed by Gabriel Tobias (Caldwell, N.C.) in 15th with a mark of 18:49.00. Matthew MacPhail (Spartanburg, S.C.) finished 17th with a time of 19:01.96, as Dustin Rudisill (Dallas, N.C.) and Zac Cummings (Duncan, S.C.) placed 19th and 20th, respectively, with marks of 19:48.93 and 22:42.48.
Lees-McRae returns to the trails on Friday, October 12 when the Bobcats travel to nearby Boone, N.C. to participate in Appalachian State University's Blue Ridge Open.