BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae junior Kendall Isler and sophomore Mekayla Boswell won their respective high jump events and freshman Gabriel Blackmon turned in the fastest prelim time in the men's 200-meter dash while the teams concluded day one action of the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Arthur-Lauritsen-Sanders Track and Field Venue in Banner Elk, N.C.
Boswell (Mocksville, N.C.) notched a victory with a height of 1.60 meters in the women's high jump.
Isler (Winder, Ga.) earned gold in the high jump when he cleared 2.00 meters and bested Mount Olive's Angus Sinclair and Franz Beyer. Senior DeAndre Tillman tied for seventh with a height of 1.85.
Isler would later finish fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 13.87 meters.
Senior Malcolm Peeler (Shelby, N.C.) finished third in the event with a distance of 13.95 meters.
Blackmon (College Park, Ga.) dusted his opposition while earning the best preliminary time in the men's 200-meter dash when he turned in a time of 21.50 seconds. Fellow teammate Christian Parker (Richmond, Va.) was the fifth-fastest with a mark of 22.02 seconds.
Blackmon and Parker both qualified for the 100-meter dash with times of 10.69 and 10.92, respectively.
The Bobcats fared well in the javelin while sophomores Joshua Godwin (Pleasant Grove, N.C.) and Benjamin Wilson (Salisbury, N.C.) claimed third and sixth, respectively. Godwin used a distance of 45.52 meters and Wilson was good for 40.21.
Freshman Kyandra Anderson (College Park, Ga.) shined in her first outdoor Conference meet by placing fourth in the 200-meter prelims with a time of 25.45 seconds. She tallied the fifth-best time in the 100-meter prelims at 12.41 seconds.
Sophomore Kayla Powell (Moyock, N.C.) grabbed a top-five finish in the hammer with a toss of 36.82 meters.
Senior Miesha Thompson (Orlando, Fla.) swiped fifth in the javelin with a heave of 28.47 meters while teammate Jessica Hattabaugh (Hamilton, Mass.) finished eighth with a distance of 25.03.
Freshman Jamie Colon (Acworth, Ga.) muscled out an eighth-place finish in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 43:21.32.
Day two action begins Saturday, April 25 at 11:30 a.m. with the women's shot put, women's pole vault and men's long jump.
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