April 18, 2009

Lees-McRae Wins Inaugural Conference Carolinas Track and Field Meet: Wingo Earns Freshman of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year, Glenn and Cooper Earn Co-Track Athlete of the Year and Fletcher Named Coach of the Year

BANNER ELK, N.C. - Limestone's Randy Wingo earns Freshman of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year, Lees-McRae Chris Glenn and St. Andrews' Mitch Cooper split Track Athlete of the Year, and Lees-McRae's Ley Fletcher wins Coach of the Year as the Bobcats went on to claim the Conference Carolinas Track and Field Championship in the event's inaugural meet.


Wingo competed in two events on day two and four events total to earn 32 points to earn Freshman of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year.

Glenn and Cooper finished with 22 points to earn Co-Track Athletes of the Year. Cooper competed in two events on day two and three events total. Glenn, who participated in five events but scored in four events, had three top three individual finishes and a top three team relay finish.

On day two, Wingo finished second in the men's discus behind Lees-McRae's Joe Daher with a distance 37.15. Daher's winning distance was 38.31m. Anderson's Robbie McCracken finished third with a distance of 36.19m.

Wingo followed that perfomance with another second place finish, this time in the javelin. Anderson's Chris Lee won the event with a distance of 44.50m, and Wingo's second place distance was 41.55m. Cort McCombs grabbed third with a distance of 40.70m.

On day one, Wingo had two more second place finishes, one in the shot put and the other in the hammer throw.

Cooper started off his day two with a new Arthur, Lauritsen and Sanders Track and Field Venue facilities record with a 9:44.23 3,000 steeplechase finish. Anderson's Nate Parsons finished second with a time of 9:57.98, and St. Andrews Doug Holt finished third with a time of 10:09.07.

Cooper followed that performance with a third place finished with a time of 15:56.49 in the 5,000m. Queens' Futsum Mebrahtu won the event with a time of 15:31.07, and Queens' Alexander Schilling finished second with a 15:49.96 time.

Cooper also ran the 10,000 on day one and took third place.

Glenn started his day with a win at the 4x100m relay. He and teammates Jesse Hoots, Adam Phillips and Corey Alexander ran a time of 42.57 to win the event. St. Andrews' relay team finished second with a time of 47.43.

His second scored event was the 100m dash where he finished second with a time of 10.97. Jovan Wilkins of Mount Olive won the event with a 10.87 to earn the title "the fastest man in the Conference Carolinas". Glenn's teammate, Phillips, finished third with a 11.21 time.

Glenn turned around and finished third in the 200m dash with a time of 22.54. Wilkins won the event with a 22.25, and Hoots finished second with a 22.53.

His last event of the day was the 110m hurdles where he placed second with a time of 15.03. Limestone's Richard Gore won the event with a time of 14.99, and Lees-McRae's Joseph Brown finished third with a time of 15.97.

Another notable finisher today was Lees-McRae's Brad Tanis with a new school record in the 400m hurdles with a time of 55.37. Lees-McRae's Nathan Smith finished second with a time of 57.02, and Limestone's Brian Makupson finished third with a time of 59.33.

Complete Results

Conference Carolinas Men's Track and Field Championship Results
1. Lees-McRae 218
2. Limestone 101
3. St. Andrews 93
4. Mount Olive 77
5. Queens 56
6. Anderson 54