October 23, 2009

Women’s Cross Country Finishes in Second at Conference Carolinas Meet

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College women's cross country team will make the NCAA Southeast Regional Meet for the second straight year after a second place team finish in the Conference Carolinas Championship Meet.

The Bobcats finished second with 52 points, only two points behind winner Queens.

Kira Shoemaker paced the Bobcats with a time of 19:36 for a seventh place finish. Carla Swart finished with a time of 19:37 in eight place, and April Harris ran a 19:47 for tenth place. Shoemaker, Swart and Harris all received Second Team All-Conference.

Hannah Henderson, Danielle Lindquist and Cinthia Lehner finished 13th, 14 and 15th respectively with times of 20:05, 20:27 and 20:30 with Henderson and Lindquist rounding out Lady Bobcat scorers. Henderson, Lindquist and Lehner received Third Team All-Conference awards.

"I am very proud of the way our women ran today," head coach Thomas Cason said. "Now we have to prepare for the NCAA Southeast Regional Meet."

The Lady Bobcats will run in the NCAA Southeast Regional Meet November 7th at Wingate.