Women's Track & Field

Gearing shatters program’s heptathlon record at Catamount Classic

Gearing shatters program’s heptathlon record at Catamount Classic

Photo Courtesy of Jamie Colon

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College track and field programs wrapped up the two-day Catamount Classic Saturday in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Overall, the men's team placed eighth among 17th schools, while the women's team was 16th out of 20 schools. Individually, the Bobcats were led by senior Kaitlyn Gearing, who shattered the program's record in heptathlon by nearly 1,000 points with a point total of 4,232.

In addition to Gearing's performance, the Bobcats also had four other athletes finish in the top five in their respective events. The duo of Nolan Capps and Austin Thompson both finished third in the 3000m steeplechase and the 5000m run, respectively In the field events, Jason Saintizaire finished second in the high jump and Cooper Abernathy was fourth in the javelin throw with a toss of 48.38m

The rest of the weekend's top performances from Bobcats can be found below.

Men's 4x100m Relay – 6th – 42.88

Jordyn Halvorsen – Women's 3000m Steeplechase – 6th – 13:18.50

Joshua Cady – Men's Pole Vault – 7th – 3.77m

Rishad Felton – Men's Long Jump – 7th – 6.76m

Women's 4x100m Relay – 7th – 52.02

Bayle Wood – Women's Javelin Throw – 10th – 31.67m

Tristin Bertie – Men's 1500m Run – 14th – 4:09.97

Joshua Hall – Men's 800m Run – 15th – 1:59.49

Chloe Maddux – Women's Pole Vault – 2.70m

Bayle Wood – Women's Discus Throw – 16th – 34.23m

Dalton Tallent – Men's 400m Dash – 18th – 50.92

Makayla Estep – Women's 400m Hurdles – 18th – 1:16.60

Dalton Tallent – Men's 200m Dash – 19th – 22.80

Rebeckah Goras – Women's Triple Jump – 19th – 10.17m

Mya Roberts – Women's Shot Put – 21st – 10.07m

Cooper Abernathy – Men's Hammer Throw – 21st – 33.42m

Millie McCoy – Women's Long Jump – 21st – 4.80m

Cooper Abernathy – Men's Discus Throw – 22nd – 30.60m

Bayle Wood – Women's Hammer Throw – 24th – 35.11m

Cooper Abernathy – Men's Shot Put – 25th – 11.40m

Makayla Estep – Women's 100m Hurdles – 25th – 17.57

Millie McCoy – Women's 400m Dash – 30th – 1:06.53

Logan Styers – Men's 100m Dash – 34th – 12.21

Sarah Bowman – Women's 1500m Run – 36th – 5:33.56

Ashley Garman – Women's 100m Dash – 36th – 18.76

Ashley Garman – Women's 200m Dash – 38th – 41.50

Kaela Kelly – Women's 800m Run – 48th – 3:11.87

The men's team will not be back in action until the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships on April 27-28. The women's team, however, will have one more meet to prep itself before the conference meet with the Duke Invitational next weekend.

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