Bobcats Race at ETSU

The Lees-McRae College men's track & field team took to the track Friday and Saturday, January 26-27, at the Niswonger Invitational at ETSU in Johnson City, TN.

The meet showcased some of the world's top collegiate, post collegiate, and professional athletes. Over 1,100 athletes from 60 teams competed in the two-day event including athletes from Clemson and Virginia Tech as well as some professional athletes from Reebok, Total Sports and others.

The top performance of the meet for the Bobcats belonged to Alan Bachman (Nanjemoy, MD/H.E. Lackey HS) in the men's 400m dash. Bachman, a red-shirt freshman competing unattached, completed the race in 49.85 seconds to catapult him to an 8th place finish out of 109 competitors.

Another strong performance was delivered by freshman Chris Holstein (Middleburg, FL/St. John's Country Day) in the men's 5,000m. Holstein managed to drop another 30 seconds from his 5k time from the previous meet to finish in 16:22.72.

The Bobcat men's track & field team will compete again on February 3rd at the Carolina Invitational at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.