March 18, 2011

Bobcats post solid showing at Wake Forest Invitational

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- Craig Simpkins (Boiling Springs, S.C.) finished eighth in the steeplechase to record the first of two top-15 finishes for the Lees-McRae College men's track and field team on the first day of the Wake Forest Invitational, hosted by Wake Forest University.

Simpkins placed eighth in the steeplechase with a time of 9:58.18, while senior Sam Youse (Winston-Salem, N.C.) turned in a 14th-place showing in group "B" of the high jump competition with a mark of 1.76 meters in front of his hometown crowd. Shawn Rowand (Charmco, W.Va.) also placed 34th in the javelin throw with a mark of 45.57 meters.

Lees-McRae will be back in action on Saturday morning for the second day of the Wake Forest Open.

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