Men's Cross Country

  • Cross Country puts forth a strong performance at the Conference Carolinas Championships
    November 03, 2018
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country programs put forth strong performances in the Conference Carolinas Cross Country Championships Saturday in Mount Olive, North Carolina. The men’s team finished second for the third consecutive season, while the women’s team posted its best finish at a conference meet since 2011 finishing seventh. Additionally, Brianne Heard, Austin Thompson and Tristin Bertie all earned All-Conference Carolinas honors after finishing in the top 15 of their respective races.
  • Cross Country heads to Mount Olive Saturday for the Conference Carolinas Championships
    November 02, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country programs will make a trip to Mount Olive, North Carolina Saturday to compete in the Conference Carolinas Cross Country Championships. The women’s race is scheduled to get underway at 10 a.m. with the men’s race to follow at 11 a.m.
  • Cross Country Helps Out at Avery County Habitat for Humanity
    October 26, 2018
    NEWLAND, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College men’s and women’s cross country teams pitched in for some community service earlier this month at the Gilmer Retreat Center of the Avery County Habitat for Humanity.
  • Five Cross Country Runners named Academic All-Conference
    October 24, 2018
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – Five members of the Lees-McRae College men’s cross country team were named to the Academic All-Conference team the league office announced Thursday morning. Nolan Capps, Lane Graves, Shawn Graves, Joshua Hall and Austin Thompson were the five runners recognized with this honor from Lees-McRae. With their five honorees, the Bobcats had the most student-athletes honored among men’s cross country teams in the conference.
  • Cross Country picks up five top 15 finishes at the Lenoir-Rhyne Classic
    October 19, 2018
    NEWTON, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country programs closed out their regular seasons on a high note Friday at the Lenoir-Rhyne Classic as the Bobcats totaled five top 15 finishes on the day. The women’s team finished fourth among the six team field, while the men’s squad was third among five institutions.
  • Cross Country preps for the Lenoir-Rhyne Classic on Friday
    October 18, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country programs will take part in the Lenoir-Rhyne Classic Friday evening in Newton, N.C. Start time for the races is set for 4 p.m.
  • Cross Country posts several personal-bests Friday evening in Charlotte
    October 12, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country teams saw several of their runners set personal-best times Friday night in Charlotte as the Bobcats competed at the Royals Challenge. The men’s team finished 24th out of 51 teams, while the women’s squad finished 37th among 45 teams.
  • Personal Bests Highlight Cross Country’s Day in Charlotte
    September 28, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The theme for Friday’s Queen City Invite for the Lees-McRae College cross country teams were new personal best times being set. Overall, six LMC runners ran their fastest collegiate times with four coming from the women’s team and two coming from the men’s squad.
  • Cross Country heads to Charlotte to compete in the Queen City Invite Friday
    September 27, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country teams will return to action on Friday when they travel to Charlotte to compete at the Queen City Invite. The women’s 5k race is set to begin at 5 p.m. with the men’s 8k race to follow at 5:30 p.m. Both races will be held at McAlpine Creek Park.
  • Cross Country logs a trio of top-20 finishes at UNC Asheville Invitational
    September 21, 2018
    SWANNANOA, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country teams competed in their third races of the 2018 season Friday evening at the UNC Asheville Invitational. The men’s team logged a trio of top-20 finishes on the day, while the women’s team nearly trimmed a full minute off its average time from a week ago.
  • Cross Country set to compete at the UNC Asheville Invitational
    September 20, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country programs will be back in action this Friday when they compete at the UNC Asheville Invitational. The women’s race is set for 5:45 p.m. start time with the men’s race to follow at 6:15 p.m. at Asheville Christian Academy.
  • Austin Thompson named Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week
    September 18, 2018
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – Lees-McRae College’s Austin Thompson was named the Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week the league office announced Tuesday morning. It marked the second time that Thompson has earned this honor during his career as a Bobcat.
  • Thompson paces LMC Cross Country at Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational
    September 13, 2018
    NEWTON, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country programs wrapped up their second races of the 2018 season Thursday night at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational. The Bobcats were led Thursday by senior Austin Thompson, who notched the 10th-best time in the history of LMC men’s cross country with a time of 26:35.66.
  • Hurricane Florence alters Lees-McRae schedules
    September 12, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – With Hurricane Florence set to make landfall in the Carolinas within the next few days, the Lees-McRae College athletic department announced several schedule changes for this weekend that affect multiple programs.
  • Cross Country preps for its second race of the season on Thursday
    September 12, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country programs will compete in their second race of the season a day earlier than they anticipated as they will take part in the Lenoir-Rhyne Cross Country Invitational on Thursday. The races are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. from Newton, N.C.
  • Cross Country opens 2018 with a strong showing at the Chick-Fil-A Invitational
    September 01, 2018
    SALISBURY, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country programs began their 2018 seasons with a strong showing Saturday morning at the Chick-Fil-A Invitational. LMC’s men’s team placed second among the 10 teams competing, while the women’s squad finished fifth among the 12-team field.
  • Cross Country kicks off its 2018 season Saturday
    August 31, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country programs will begin their 2018 seasons Saturday racing at the Chick-Fil-A XC Invitational in Salisbury, N.C. Both races will take place in Salisbury Community Park with the anticipated start time of 8:30 a.m.
  • Men’s Cross Country pegged for a second place finish in Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll
    August 16, 2018
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s cross country team was picked to finish second in the annual Conference Carolinas Preseason Men’s Cross Country Coaches’ Poll on Thursday. Along with the team receiving the second place nod, the trio of Austin Thompson, Joshua Hall and Nolan Capps were all named as runners to watch for the Bobcats this season.
  • LMC Cross Country teams release 2018 schedules
    July 26, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country programs released their 2018 schedules Thursday morning. The Bobcats are scheduled to compete in six races during their regular seasons before the Conference Carolinas Championship Meet and NCAA Division II Regional Meet in November.
  • Men’s Cross Country honored by USTFCCCA for academic success
    February 09, 2018
    The Lees-McRae College men’s cross country team and a pair of its student-athletes were recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) Friday for academic success. As a team, the Bobcats boasted a 3.16 team GPA last fall to earn All-Academic honors from the organization. Individually, both Austin Thompson and Nolan Capps earned All-Academic honors as well.
  • 157 Lees-McRae student-athletes named to the 2017 Fall Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll
    February 01, 2018
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – 157 Lees-McRae College student-athletes were named to the 2017 Fall Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll on Thursday morning by the league office. Eight teams had 10 or more student-athletes honored with the men’s and women’s soccer squads leading the way with 19 and 18 honorees, respectively.
  • Men’s Cross Country finishes 11th at the NCAA Southeast Regionals
    November 04, 2017
    WINGATE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s cross country team posted an 11th place finish out of 23 teams at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships Saturday morning in Wingate, N.C. LMC finished behind only Mount Olive, who finished first, among Conference Carolinas schools in the event.
  • Men’s Cross Country ranked No. 10 in the Southeast Regional Rankings
    October 24, 2017
    NEW ORLEANS – For the second time this season, the Lees-McRae College men’s cross country team is ranked in the USTFCCCA Southeast Regional Rankings the organization announced Tuesday afternoon. The Bobcats check in 10th in the rankings behind just Mount Olive among Conference Carolinas institutions.
  • Men finish 2nd and Women finish 9th at the Conference Carolinas Cross Country Championships
    October 20, 2017
    CONCORD, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country programs competed at the 2017 Conference Carolinas Cross Country Championships Friday afternoon in Concord, N.C. The men’s team finished second behind only Mount Olive, while the women’s squad placed ninth out of 10 teams.
  • Cross Country preps for the Conference Carolinas Championships Friday
    October 18, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country teams will take part in the 2017 Conference Carolinas Championships this Friday at Frank Liske Park in Concord, N.C. The women’s race is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. with the men’s race to follow at 4 p.m.
  • Seven LMC Cross Country Runners named Academic All-Conference
    October 17, 2017
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – Seven members of the Lees-McRae College cross country programs have been named to the Academic All-Conference teams the league office announced Tuesday. Lane Graves, Shawn Graves, Brett Page and Austin Thompson were named to the squad from the men’s team, while Makayla Estep, Kaitlyn Gearing and Jordyn Halvorsen were named from the women’s team. The seven honorees was the most of any Conference Carolinas institution this season.
  • Thompson and Capps pace Cross Country in final race of the regular season
    October 07, 2017
    GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country teams competed in their final races before the conference championships Saturday in Greenville, South Carolina. The men’s team finished ahead of five Conference Carolinas opponents en route to a fourth place finish, while the women’s squad finished ninth out of nine teams.
  • Cross Country closes out regular season Saturday in Greenville
    October 05, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country teams will close out their regular seasons Saturday at the Gene Mullin Cross Country Invitational in Greenville, South Carolina. Both races will occur at Furman University’s golf course with the women’s race beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the men’s race following at 9 a.m.
  • Cross Country turns in strong showing at the Bulldog Stampede Saturday
    September 23, 2017
    WINGATE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country programs turned in strong performances Saturday morning at Wingate University’s Bulldog Stampede. The men’s team finished sixth among 15 teams, while the women’s squad placed 15th out of 19 schools.
  • Cross Country set to compete in the Bulldog Stampede Saturday morning
    September 22, 2017
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College cross country teams will travel to Wingate, N.C. Saturday to compete in the seventh annual Wingate University Bulldog Stampede. The women’s 6K race will begin at 9 a.m. with the men’s 10K race will follow at 9:45 a.m.
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