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.

Williams teamed with Jarrett Gibson (Marietta, Ga.), Razhede Highsmith (Gastonia, N.C.), and Joshua Soto (Aiken, S.C.) to finish 11th in the 4x100-meter relay, posting a time of 43.41 seconds, as the quartet placed 25th in the 4x400-meter relay with a mark of 3:31.82.

Burton placed 14th in the "B" section of the high jump, finishing with a mark of 1.74 meters, as Williams posted a time of 22.68 seconds in the 200-meter dash. Soto put together a strong performance in the 200 as well, crossing the line in 23.01 seconds, as Highsmith and Burton posted times of 23.09 and 23.40 seconds, respectively, in the event.

Gibson crossed the line with a mark of 23.50 seconds in the 200-meter dash, while Davante Scott (Hopkins, S.C.) finished with a time of 23.83 seconds. Gabriel Tobias (Lenoir, N.C.) posted a time of 2:06.25 in the 800-meter run.

Lees-McRae returns to action on Friday, March 22 when the Bobcats travel to High Point, N.C. to participate in High Point University's Vert Klassie Meet.

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