Webb, Saintine lead Bobcats at Power Sox Invitational

HICKORY, N.C. --- Sophomore Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) opened the outdoor season with a win in the pole vault on Saturday to lead the Lees-McRae College men's track and field team at Lenoir-Rhyne University's Power Sox Invitational.

Webb posted a mark of 4.25 meters to win the pole vault competition, as USTFCCCA Indoor Southeast Region Field Athlete of the Year Nazaire Saintine (Douglassville, Ga.) finished second in the high jump and third in the triple jump with marks of 1.98 and 13.61 meters, respectively. Saintine teamed with Brandon Williams (Raleigh, N.C.), Christopher Dye (Gastonia, N.C.), and Richard Lane (Concord, N.C.) to place fifth in the 4x100-meter relay.

Devan Mackey (Hickory, N.C.) and Jordan Wilbur (Chesterfield, S.C.) placed sixth and seventh in the hammer throw with marks of 35.26 and 35.23 meters, respectively, as Lane finished eighth in the high jump with a mark of 1.83 meters. Tyler Dunn (Jasper, Ga.) finished eighth in the one-mile run with a time of 4:38.12, as Bradley King (Hildebran, N.C.) placed second in the 400-meter hurdles with a mark of 57.30 seconds.

Williams finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.96 seconds, as Lane placed fifth with a mark of 15.97 seconds. King finished seventh with a mark of 16.57 seconds, while Dye placed sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.55 seconds.

Lees-McRae returns to action on Friday, March 16 when the Bobcats travel to Winston-Salem, N.C. to take part in the first of two days at the Wake Forest Open.

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