January 31, 2007

Distance Runners Compete at Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA--Lees-McRae's distance athletes on the track team took to the track Friday evening, January 12, at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.

On the men's side junior Lewis Martin and freshmen Jon Bernal and Chris Holstein competed for the Bobcats.

Martin, from Charlottesville, VA, finished 4th overall with a personal best indoor time of 15:13 over the 25 lap 5k distance (3.1 mile). Chris Holstein (Middleburg, FL) finished 16th with a time of 16:51. Bernal, Oakton, VA, finished 17th in a time of 16:54.

For the women, freshmen Dana Lindholm and Gina Valenti raced the 5k also. Lindholm, from Weaverville, NC, finished with a time of 20:12 and Valenti, from Washington, NC, finished with a 20:19.

The Bobcats will train for the next two weeks as they prepare for the Niswonger Invitational Track Meet held at East Tennessee State University, January 26 and 27.

For complete results of the meet, Click Here.