February 15, 2009

Two Days, Two Meets: Men's Track Team Results

BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College men's track team competed in the ASU Valentine Open and the Carolina Open back-to-back days over the weekend.


Highlighting the ASU meet was Jon Arthur who won the pole-vaulting event with a height 15'07".

"I felt like tonight as a team we had our best meet of the year," head coach Ley Fletcher said after the ASU meet. "We had a lot of athletes set personal bests and I believe we finally got aggressive attitudes and competed harder than we have all year."

At the Carolina Open Ryan Oaks paced the squad side with a first place win at the pole vault event with Jon Arthur finishing second at the UNC meet.

"This was our toughest meet of the year which featured many DI, DII, DIII and NAIA schools with the likes of NC St. and UNC," head coach Ley Fletcher said after the Carolina Open. "We showed up and held our own. I was very proud of the way our team performed against some of the best talent in the nation. We have made great progress during the indoor season that should give us momentum going into the outdoor season."

Men's Top Six Finishers At ASU Meet
4x400 Relay
Steve Mostella, Adam Phillips, Luke Anton, Brad Tanis 2nd 3:37.31
High Jump
Danny Hogbin 6th 5-06.00
500 meter run
Brad Tanis 2nd 1:09.18
1000 meter run
Michael Davis 4th 2:44.53
Shot Put
Joe Daher 6th 41-09.75
pole vault
Jon Arthur 1st 15-07.00
Ryan Oakes 3rd 14-07.25
3000 meter run
Craig Simpkins 4th 9:19.50
Nate Trimble 6th 9:34.25
1 mile run
Nate Trimble 3rd 4:38.35
Luke Anton 5th 4:41.78
200 meter run
Corey Alexander 5th 23.61

Top 15 Finishers at Carolina Open
Shot Put
Joe Daher 8th 41-07.25
Pole Vault
Ryan Oaks 1st 15-05
Jon Arthur 2nd 15-05
4x400 meter relay
Ryan Oaks, Alonzo Clark, Adam Phillips, Brad Tanis 7th 3:33.84
Mile Run
Michael Davis 11th 4:26:43

Complete ASU Results

Complete UNC Results

Pictured: Ryan Oakes