Lees-McRae's Arthur Named Men's Field Athlete of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Lees-McRae College's Jon Arthur has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas men's field Athlete of the Week during week number five in the 2009 outdoor season.


Arthur led the Bobcats men's track team with an outstanding performance in the pole vault this weekend. Arthur's height of 5.05 meters, 16'8", not only won the even but placed him first in the Conference Carolinas.

His performance automatically qualified the junior, from Pine Level, North Carolina, for the NCAA Division II National Track and Field Meet at Angelo State University in Texas.

Arthur becomes the first field athlete in the conference to automatically qualify for the national meet.

Pictured Top: Jon Arthur
Pictured Below: Arthur's qualifying jump