WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- Lees-McRae senior
Persephanie McRae won the women’s high jump while senior
teammate Kortnie Curry finished second to pace the LMC Track &
Field squads at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track & Field
Championship at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C.
McRae (Brooklyn, N.Y.) cleared 5 feet, 3 inches on her second
attempt to claim the individual title while Curry (Lexington, N.C.)
hit the same mark, but on her third attempt. Freshman Makayla
Boswell earned a seventh-place finish with a leap of 05-01.00. Both
earned all-conference recognition for their performances.
Freshman Erin Bingham wrapped up an impressive campaign by
earning second-team all-conference accolades while finishing second
in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 9.25 seconds. The Jefferson,
N.C., native notched a time of 27.60 in the 200-meter dash to
finish 12th while grabbing an 11th place finish in the 400-meter
run at 1:05.13.
Junior Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) earned the Bobcats two
points with a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter race with a time
Junior Rachelle Cleveland (Moyock, N.C.) shined for LMC in the
women’s shot put by finishing second with a heave of 38 feet,
0.75 inches to receive an all-conference merit while teammate Kayla
Powell (Moyock, N.C.) swiped seventh with a distance of
The women’s squad finished seventh with 36 points, besting
Converse by four. Mount Olive won the team title with 132 points
while King finished second with 79.50.
On the men’s side, senior Devan Mackey (Hickory, N.C.)
produced a six-point performance while finishing third in the
weight throw with a toss of 43-11.25 and claimed third-team
The quartet of Devante Scott (Hopkins, S.C.), Michael Davis
(Independence, Va.), Tyler Dunn (Jasper, Ga.) and Cody McNeely
(Salisbury, N.C.) grabbed third in the distance medley relay with a
time of 10:52.69, and besting their next competitor by 11.20
Scott earned a top-10 finish in the 400-meter run while
producing a time of 52.80 seconds to claim ninth.
Junior sprinter Joshua Soto earned a pair of top-10 finishes
after finishing seventh and 10th, respectively, in the 60-meter
(7.40) and 200-meter dash (23.88).
Freshman Colby Shell (Ferguson, N.C.) completed the 5,000-meter
run in a time of 16:50.37 to take eighth place.
Justin Floyd (Newton, N.C.) swiped eighth with a jump of 20-6.50
in the men’s long jump.
Mount Olive won the team title with 131 points while North
Greenville staved off Limestone with a 109-point performance. The
Bobcats finished seventh with 15 points.
LMC begins its Outdoor Track & Field season at the Power Sox
Invitational in Hickory, N.C. March 22.