March 19, 2011

Curry’s school record paces Bobcats at Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- Freshman Kortnie Curry (Lexington, N.C.) finished second in group "B" of the women's high jump competition with a school-record jump of 1.59 meters to pace the Lees-McRae College women's track and field team on the second day of the Wake Forest Invitational, hosted by Wake Forest University.

Curry is the second Bobcat to set a school record this weekend, joining Jamara Cook (Claremont, N.C.) who posted a new program mark of 37.77 meters in the hammer throw on Friday. Freshman Taryn Moorhead (Deer Park, Wash.) posted the high finish of the day on Friday for the Bobcats, placing seventh in group "B" of the pole vault competition with a mark of 3.05 meters. Hannah Henderson (Canvas, W.Va.) also finished 10th in the steeplechase with a time of 12:39.96.

Moorhead, Shantra McCoy (Stafford, Va.), Auburn Lowe (Swain County, N.C.), and Iesha Poindexter (Jetterville, Va.) capped the weekend for the women's team with a 19th-place showing in the 4x100-meter relay, turning in a time of 52.51 seconds.

Lees-McRae returns to action on Mar. 25 and 26 in Rock Hill, S.C. at the Winthrop Asics Invitational, hosted by Winthrop University.

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