HICKORY, N.C. --- Eight Lees-McRae student-athletes earned top-three finishes while freshman Erin Bingham and junior Rachelle Cleveland shattered school records at the Power Sox Invitational in Hickory, N.C.
Bingham (Jefferson, N.C.) completed the 100-meter hurdles in 14.81 seconds to finish second. The freshman bested Andrea Brown’s 2004 record by .12 seconds.
Cleveland (Moyock, N.C.) claimed first place with a heave of 36.84 meters in the javelin throw. It was the best mark in LMC outdoor history, which was set by Chelsea Wood in 2011 (36.73 meters).
Senior Evan Webb (Salisbury, N.C.) earned his spot in the nationals when he easily cleared 4.90 meters in the pole vault while claiming the title.
Freshman Kayla Powell (Moyock, N.C.) earned two top-three finishes when she won the shot put with a throw of 11.21 meters. She followed up with a third-place finish in the discus throw with a distance of 37.20 meters.
Makayla Boswell (Mocksville, N.C.) won the high jump with a leap of 1.62 meters. The freshman set a personal record.
Junior Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) continued to have a successful week both on and off the track when she finished second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:29.78.
Junior teammate Ryan Trask (Cobleskill, N.Y.) finished third in the discus throw with a chuck of 37.20 meters.
Coach Ley Fletcher’s squad returns to action March 28 at the Winthrop Invitational in Rock Hill, S.C.
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