Photo Courtesy of Dakota Hamilton
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Lees-McRae College Track & Field programs wrapped up day one of the Buccaneer Invitational Friday. The Bobcats had a pair of top 10 finishes, while three others finished in the top 20 of their respective events.
Senior Erin Bingham posted the best showing of any Bobcat Friday. Bingham, who competed in the 60m Hurdles, was seventh in the preliminary race with a time of 9.32 before finishing eighth in the semi-finals with a time of 9.36. Through her times in the first two rounds, Bingham has earned a spot in the final round, which occurs at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Lees-McRae's other top 10 finish Friday came from Mekayla Boswell in the high jump. Boswell finished eighth among 30 athletes in the event with a mark of 1.58m.
A list of the other top finishers in each event Friday for LMC are listed below.
Brandon Prescott – Long Jump – 15th – 6.61m
Haanes Hyuck – 400m – 16th – 50.46
Austin Thompson – 5000m Run – 19th – 15:53.44
Jennifer Johnson – Long Jump – 24th – 4.84m
Haanes Hyuck – 60m Hurdles – 25th - 8.64
Kaitlyn Gearing – 400m – 25th – 1:01.37
Jennifer Johnson – 60m Prelims – 25th – 8.08
Jamie Colon – 5000m Run – 33rd – 22:02.81
Joshua Goodwin – Weight Throw – 33rd – 11.23m
Kayla Powell – Weight Throw – 34th – 10.17m
Dalton Tallent – 60m Prelims – 48th – 7.31
Erin Bingham – 200m Prelims – 62nd – 27.57
The Buccaneer Invitational will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday. The invitational will run throughout the day before concluding events around 5:45 p.m.