February 16, 2013

Curry, Moorhead pace Bobcats at Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- Juniors Kortnie Curry (Lexington, N.C.) and Taryn Moorhead (Deer Park, Wash.) finished first in the high jump and pole vault, respectively, to lead the Lees-McRae College women's track and field team to a strong fourth-place finish at the inaugural Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships on Saturday at the JDL Fast Track.

King College claimed the team title with 139 points, running away with the competition, as Queens University of Charlotte placed second with 73 markers. Mount Olive College was third with 62 points, followed by Lees-McRae (54), and Barton College (53).

Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) picked up her first of two all-conference second team selections in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing second with a time of 9.49 seconds before placing second in the 400-meter dash, crossing the line with a mark of 1:01.09 to claim her second all-conference nod of the day.

Curry delivered one of the performances of the day for the Bobcats in the high jump, winning the conference title with a mark of 1.65 meters. Persephanie Mcrae (Brooklyn, N.Y.) placed third in the high jump competition with a mark of 1.60 meters, claiming a third-team all-conference spot.

Moorhead followed with a victory in the pole vault, posting the competition's top mark at 2.45 meters en route to a first-team all-conference selection. Sarah Monday (Lexington, N.C.) claimed the second spot on the podium with a vault of 2.30 meters to earn a second-team all-conference nod.

Rachelle Cleveland (Moyock, N.C.) and Jamara Cook (Claremont, N.C.) each delivered a strong fifth place performance in the shot put and weight throw, respectively, posting marks of 10.96 and 11.71 meters.

Lees-McRae returns to competition on Saturday, February 23 when the Bobcats travel to Fairfax, Va. to participate in George Mason University's Last Chance meet at the George Mason Field House.

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