2012-2013 Men's Track and Field News

July 15, 2013
Webb takes second at Winston-Salem Street Vault
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- Rising Lees-McRae College senior Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) has been hard at work this summer in preparation for next year’s track and field season, posting a personal-best en route to a second-place finish in the Elite Division of the Winston-Salem Street Vault Competition on Saturday.

April 20, 2013
Trask, Williams lead Bobcats at Conference Carolinas Championships
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Sophomore Ryan Trask (Cobleskill, N.Y.) placed second in the discus throw, and senior Brandon Williams (Raleigh, N.C.) turned in a pair of strong performances in the 110- and 400-meter hurdles to pace the Lees-McRae College men’s track and field team to an impassioned effort on the second day of the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.

April 19, 2013
Trio paces Bobcats on day one of Conference Carolinas Championships
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Michael Davis (Independence, Va.) won the preliminary heat of the 1,500-meter run, and Brandon Williams (Raleigh, N.C.) and Travis Burton (Newberry, S.C.) each qualified for the finals in the 400-meter hurdles to pace the Lees-McRae College men’s track and field team on a rain-soaked day one of the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

April 12, 2013
Bobcats post strong performance at Appalachian Open
BOONE, N.C. --- Brandon Williams (Raleigh, N.C.) finished fifth in the 110-meter hurdles, while Travis Burton (Newberry, S.C.) posted a pair of top-10 performances to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s track and field team to a strong showing at the Appalachian State University Open on Friday afternoon.

April 6, 2013
Bobcats post impressive performance at Wofford Relays
SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- Brandon Williams (Raleigh, N.C.) finished third in the 110-meter hurdles, and Tyler Dunn (Jasper, Ga.) placed second in the 1,500-meter run to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s track and field team to a strong performance at Wofford University’s Terrier Relays on Saturday afternoon.

March 22, 2013
Mackey, Trask lead Bobcats at High Point
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Devan Mackey (Hickory, N.C.) placed fourth in the shot put, and Ryan Trask (Cobleskill, N.Y.) set a new school record in the discus throw to pace the Lees-McRae College men’s track and field team to an impressive performance at High Point University’s Vert Klassie Meeting Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

March 16, 2013
Williams, Davis pace Bobcats at Wake Forest Open
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- Senior Brandon Williams (Raleigh, N.C.) and junior Michael Davis (Independence, Va.) each turned in an impressive performance in their signature events to pace the Lees-McRae College men’s track and field team at the Wake Forest University Open on Friday afternoon.

March 15, 2013
Bobcats finish strong at Wake Forest Open
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- Brandon Williams (Raleigh, N.C.) and Travis Burton (Newberry, S.C.) posted several strong performances to pace the Lees-McRae College men’s track and field team at the Wake Forest University Open on Saturday afternoon.

March 8, 2013
Webb caps career season at NCAA II Indoor National Championships
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --- Lees-McRae College junior Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) capped his 2012-2013 indoor season with his first trip to NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday afternoon, persevering through numerous obstacles and putting forth his best effort despite a nagging injury at the CrossPlex Complex.

March 2, 2013
Bobcats place four on all-Southeast Region team
NEW ORLEANS --- The Lees-McRae College men’s track and field team placed four athletes on the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association all-Southeast Region team, announced USTFCCCA officials earlier this week.

March 2, 2013
Webb named Southeast Region Field Athlete of the Year
NEW ORLEANS --- Lees-McRae College junior Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) has been named the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Southeast Region Indoor Field Athlete of the Year for the first time in his career, announced USTFCCCA officials earlier this week.

February 26, 2013
Webb qualifies for 2013 NCAA Division II Indoor National Championships
INDIANAPOLIS --- Lees-McRae College junior Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) has officially qualified for the 2013 NCAA Division II Indoor National Championships, becoming the third indoor national qualifier in program history, announced NCAA officials Tuesday with the release of the official heat lists.

February 25, 2013
Meet the Coaches: Mac sits down with Michael Wilson
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- We want you to get to know our staff better Bobcat Nation! With many new faces on staff this year, Lees-McRae College Director of Athletics Craig McPhail continues our Meet the Coaches series by sitting down with Michael Wilson, first-year assistant coach with the men's and women’s track and field programs. The Bobcats' Meet the Coaches series aims to help you, Bobcat Nation, learn more about the people behind the scenes and on the sidelines guiding our student-athletes through their experience in collegiate athletics.

February 24, 2013
Webb wins pole vault, sets new school record at Mason Last Chance Meet
FAIRFAX, Va. --- Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) continued his strong junior season for the Lees-McRae College men's track and field team on Sunday afternoon, finishing first in the pole vault at George Mason University’s Last Chance Meet with a school-record jump of 5.05 meters.

February 16, 2013
Bobcats finish strong at Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s track and field team set two school records and placed four athletes on the all-Conference Carolinas team en route to a strong fifth-place performance at the inaugural Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at the JDL Fast Track.

February 6, 2013
Webb named Conference Carolinas Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College junior Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) has been named the Conference Carolinas Indoor Field Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career, announced league officials Wednesday.

February 3, 2013
Webb finishes third, ties JDL Center record at Hilton Garden Invitational
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- Junior Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) continued his strong indoor season with a JDL center record on Saturday, tying the venue mark with a vault of 4.90 meters to finish third in the pole vault competition and pace the Lees-McRae College men’s track and field team at the Hilton Garden Invitational.

January 18, 2013
Webb sets school record, climbs national leaderboard at Mountaineer Open
BOONE, N.C. --- Junior Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) set a school record and move to third in the national standings in the pole vault on Saturday afternoon, becoming the first student-athlete in program history to clear the five-meter mark while leading the Lees-McRae College men’s track and field team to a strong performance at Appalachian State University’s Mountaineer Open.

December 2, 2012
Webb tops nation in pole vault, qualifies for nationals at App State Invite
BOONE, N.C. --- Junior Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) posted an NCAA provisionally qualifying mark of 4.90 meters to win the pole vault competition and pace the Lees-McRae College men’s track and field team the Appalachian State University Invitational on Saturday afternoon in the Holmes Convocation Center.

August 3, 2012
Mike Wilson named assistant track and field coach at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Mike Wilson has been named the assistant track and field and cross country coach at Lees-McRae College, announced Bobcat head coach Ley Fletcher Friday.

July 17, 2012
Webb takes second at Highland Games with personal best
NEWLAND, N.C. --- Rising Lees-McRae College junior Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) kicked his offseason training into high gear this past weekend, competing in the pole vault competition at the annual Highland Games on Grandfather Mountain on Saturday.