Track & Field closes out first outdoor meet of the season Saturday in Charlotte

Track & Field closes out first outdoor meet of the season Saturday in Charlotte

Photo Courtesy of Dakota Hamilton - ETSU

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College track and field programs closed out their first competition of the outdoor season Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina at the 49er Classic. Overall, the Bobcats had a trio of top 30 finishes, including one top 10 nod.

LMC's top 10 finish came in the men's 4x800m relay race. Lees-McRae finished ninth in the event with a time of 8:28.99 but it was not too far off the pace finishing under a minute behind the team that won the event in IUPUI (7:53.32).

Individually, the Bobcats were led by Kaitlyn Gearing. The senior competed in the triple jump, high jump and javelin Saturday. Gearing's best finish came in the triple jump with a 22nd place nod. Additionally, Gearing's triple jump mark matched a personal-best for her in that event.

A complete list of the other top performances by the Bobcats can be found below. For the complete results for every event this weekend in Charlotte, click HERE.

Women's 4x100m Relay – 29th – 52.46

Kaitlyn Gearing – Women's High Jump – 34th – 1.48m

Kaitlyn Gearing – Women's Javelin – 36th – 32.02m

Jalen Martin – Men's 200m – 42nd – 22.32

Lane Graves – Men's 3000m Run – 45th – 9:28.64

Women's 4x400m Relay – 46th – 4:36.72

Joshua Hall – Men's 800m – 65th – 2:00.66

The Bobcats will have a couple weeks to prep for their next meet, which will take place March 31 when they compete at the Wofford Relays.

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