WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae track and field team's accumulated 15 top-10 finishes, including titles in the women's 60-meter hurdles and men's pole vault at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track & Field Championships Sunday at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Sophomore Erin Bingham (Jefferson, N.C.) continued her impressive Bobcat career by winning the gold in the women's 60-meter hurdles with a blazing speed of 8.86 seconds. She bested her next closest competitor by 0.24 seconds. Bingham would later finish ninth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.12.
LMC's Christian Lloyd earned the title in men's pole vault when he cleared 14-01.25 feet while freshman Joshua Cady (Aiken, S.C.) was second with a height of 13-05.25.
Freshman Kyandra Anderson (College Park, Ga.) padded her Bobcat résumé with a fifth-place finish in the women's 200-meter dash, turning in a time of 26.71 seconds.
Gabriel Blackmon (College Park, Ga.) duplicated Anderson's success with a fifth-place finish of his own in the men's 200, using a time of 22.53 seconds.
Freshman Christian Parker (Richmond, Va.) produced two seventh-place finishes in the 200- and 400-meter dash. He needed 22.69 seconds to complete the 200-meter dash before chiming in a time of 50.97 seconds in the 400-meter dash.
Reed claimed sixth in the 60-meter dash with an impressive time of 7.06 seconds.
Senior Malcolm Peeler (Raleigh, N.C.) made the most of his day in the long jump and triple jump. Peeler used a leap of 21-08.00 feet to earn fourth in the long jump before a mark of 41-09.25 would land him eighth in the triple jump.
Cody McNeely (Salisbury, N.C.) and Alexandria Flint (Blue Bell, Pa.) earned top-10 times in their respective 800-meter runs. McNeely swiped 10th, using a time of 2:03.56 while Flint grabbed eighth with a mark of 2:34.41.
Freshman Makayla Estep (Moravian Falls, N.C.) used a time of 9.73 to finish seventh in the 60-meter hurdles. Estep claimed 11th in the 400-meter dash in 1:03.38.
Sophomore Kayla Powell (Moyock, N.C.) enjoyed a fifth-place finish in the weight throw with a heave of 39-09.75. Powell turned in a 10th-place mark in the shotput with a chuck of 32-05.00.
Mount Olive swept both titles in dominating fashion while Limestone was the runner-up on both accounts. LMC's men finished fifth with 44 points while the women claimed eighth with 22 points.
All top three finishers earned All-Conference status with first-place winners earning first-team accolades, second place gets second-team and third place receives third-team merits.
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