The Lees-McRae College Women's Cross Country team traveled to Converse College in Spartanburg, NC, site of the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships this past weekend, emerging with a second place team finish.
Dana Lindholm led the Lady Bobcats with a time 19:38 in the 5K Championship race, finishing second place to Anderson's Jennifer Hitt, who was named Runner of the Year after winning the individual championship. Ashley May would also run well for the Bobcats taking tenth place with a time of 20:23. The top ten finishes by Lindholm and May propelled the Lady Bobcats to a second place team finish. Lindholm (pictured) was honored as the 2006 CVAC Freshman of the Year and also claimed 1st Team All CVAC honors. May was named to the All CVAC second team.
Beginning with the 2007-08 academic year, the CVAC will be known as the Conference Carolinas. To commemorate the CVAC, and honor the student-athletes within, both past and present, member schools have compiled All Time All CVAC Teams to be announced in conjunction with the CVAC's 14 Championship sports. Six former, and one current Bobcat runners were named to the All Time Team at the 2006 CVAC Cross Country Championships. Former Lady Bobcats Jessi Blackwood '00 and Amanda Cook '01 were honored as well as former Bobcats Brian Knapp '05, Derick Williamson '01, Justin McKenzie '00 and Andrew Walton '06. Lewis Martin '07, a red shirt senior this season was also named to the team. Martin will return to Lees-McRae next fall to complete his final year of eligibility.
The Bobcats will train for the next two weeks in preparations for the NCAA Southeast Regional November 4th in Wingate, NC.
Lady Bobcats named to the All Time All CVAC Team:
Jessi Blackwood Lees-McRae, 1996-99
Earned 1st Team All CVAC four times, was also an Academic All
American all four years.
Amanda Cook Lees-McRae, 1998-01
Earned 1st Team All CVAC four times, 1999 and 2001 Runner of the Year, won the NCAA Regional in 2001, finished 22nd at Nationals, was also an Academic All American in her junior and senior years.