Bobcats turn in strong performance at Pre-Conference Meet

BOONE, N.C. --- Nazaire Saintine (Douglasville, Ga.) nearly equaled his own school record in the high jump on Friday at Appalachian State University's Pre-Conference Meet, posting a mark of 2.01 meters to finish third.

Richard Lane (Concord, N.C.) placed fifth in the competition with a mark of 1.86 meters, as Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) and Kevin Dever (Leesburg, N.J.) finished second and third, respectively, in the pole vault with identical marks of 4.46 meters. Brandon Williams (Raleigh, N.C.) finished third in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.03 seconds, followed closely by Lane's fifth-place mark of 8.32 ticks.

Christopher Dye (Gastonia, N.C.) placed fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.30 seconds, as Williams finished sixth with a mark of 23.35 ticks. Travis Burton (Newberry, S.C.) came in eighth with a mark of 23.66 seconds, as Kendell Davis (Douglasville, Ga.) placed ninth with a time of 24.24. Burton also finished sixth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.44 seconds, as Dye and Josh Oliver (North Wilkesboro, N.C.) placed seventh and ninth, respectively, in the 55-meter dash.

Lees-McRae returns to action in the first meet of the outdoor season on Friday, March 3 when the Bobcats travel to Hickory, N.C. to take part in Lenoir-Rhyne University's Power Sox Invitational.

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