BOONE, N.C. --- Lees-McRae senior pole vaulter
Evan Webb won an individual title while 13 LMC student-athletes
earned top-10 finishes at the Mountaineer Open over the weekend at
the Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, N.C.
Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) claimed the title when he cleared 15
feet, 2.25 inches to pace the field.
Freshman Erin Bingham (Jefferson, N.C.) continued her impressive
freshman campaign with a third-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles
with a time of 8.80 seconds. She shaved .05 off of her qualifying
time while Southern Wesleyan’s Jessica Maggio earned the
Sophomore Devante Scott (Hopkins, S.C.) cruised to a top-10
finish when he claimed eighth in the 400-meter dash with a time of
53.25. Junior Joshua Soto matched his Bobcat teammate with a
fourth-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a blistering time of
Moyock, N.C. representatives Rachelle Cleveland and Kayla Powell
notched top-10 finishes while finishing fourth and eighth,
respectively, with throws of 36-02.25 and 33-11.25 in the
women’s shot put.
Powell grabbed 10th in the weight throw with a heave of
On the men’s side, Devan Mackey (Hickory, N.C.) and Joshua
Godwin (Pleasant Grove, N.C.) finished 4th and 10th, respectively,
with throws of 39-09.75 and 32-04.25 in the men’s weight
Kortnie Curry (Lexington, N.C.) shined when she finished tied
for second with a jump of 05-01.75 in the women's high jump.
Senior Persephanie McRae (Brooklyn, N.Y.) continued to improve this
season by clearing 4-11.75 to earn an 8th-place finish.
Freshman counterpart Cody McNeely (Salisbury, N.C.) finished
sixth in the 800-meter run with a clip of 2:05.48.
Jasper, Ga., native Tyler Dunn scorched his next closest
competitor by 15.16 seconds while notching a sixth-place finish in
the 3000-meter run with a time of 9:32.54.
The quartet of Razhede Highsmith (Gastonia, N.C.), Charles
Coleman (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Scott and Soto finished third in the
men’s 4x300 with a time of 2:35.99.
The Bobcat squads return to action next Friday when they travel
to Winston-Salem, N.C. to participate in the UCS Invitational.