BANNER ELK, N.C. - Queens University of Charlotte's Michael Crouch ran an NCAA National Championship automatic qualifying time in the men's 10,000m, but Lees-McRae has the day one lead at the inaugural Conference Carolinas Track and Field Championship Meet at the Arthur, Lauritsen and Sanderson Track and Field Venue.
Crouch highlighted the meet with a 29:55.75 10,000m time to win
the event by just over two minutes. Lees-McRae's Craig Simpkins
and St. Andrews' Mitch Cooper sprinted the last 100m with Simpkins
finishing second with a time of 32:12.56 and Cooper taking third
with a time of 32:32.99.
In the first event of the day for the men, the shot put, Matthew Rogers, of St. Andrews, launched a 14.35m toss to win the event by over two meters. Limestone's Randy Wingo finished second with a 12.79 distance, and Lees-McRae's Joe Daher finished third with a distance of 12.32m.
Daher turned around and won the hammer throw with a distance of 38.48m, and Wingo and Rodgers took second and third respectively with distances of 34.94m and 34.26m.
The men's high jump went to a jump-off to determine the winner with St. Andrew's Charles Phillips coming out on top with a height of 1.88m. Limestone's Richard Gore took second with the same height, and St. Andrews' Cameron Cofield finished third with a height of 1.83m.
In the men's pole vault, Lees-McRae's Jon Arthur and Ryan Oakes finished one and two respectively with a height of 4.25m. Limestone's Justin Guinn took third with a height of 1.85m.
Day One: Men's Conference Carolinas Team Results
1. Lees-McRae 48
2. St. Andrews 42
3. Limestone 33
4. Mount Olive 15
5. Queens 10
Complete Day One Results