Men's Track & Field

Track and Field competes at ETSU Invitational over the weekend

Track and Field competes at ETSU Invitational over the weekend

Photo courtesy of Dakota Hamilton, ETSU Athletics


JOHNSON CITY, TENN. - The Lees-McRae College men's and women's track and field teams competed for the first time in 2019 this weekend (Jan. 11-12) at the ETSU Invitational.

The teams competed in the weight throw and several other field events on Friday (Jan. 11), along with the 800-meter run.

Men on Day One - Blake Radder was the top finisher in the weight throw with a 22nd place finish with a throw of 10.27 meters. Alex Heck also finished 24th with a throw of 8.59 meters. Joshua Hall paced Lees-McRae in the 800 with a 13th-place finish in 2:04.75, while Aiden Hall finished 19th in 2:09.57. Corimonte Eatmon also finished 27th in 2:14.57.

Women on Day One - Mya Roberts was the top Bobcat finisher in the weight throw with a 15th place finish and a throw of 12.04 meters, while Bayle Wood finished 22nd with a throw of 11.26 meters. Jordyn Halvorsen finished 34th in 2:49.56, while Sarah Bowman finished 36th in 2:53.51 and Kaela Kelly took 39th in 3:16.65. 

The teams competed in the pole vault, long jump, high jump, shot put and one-mile run on Saturday (Jan. 12).

Men on Day Two - Logan Welton placed 30th in the long jump with a distance of 5.02 meters. Jason Saintizaire also debuted his season with a fourth-place finish in the high jump at 1.95 meters. Radder notched a 22nd-place finish in the shot put with a mark of 10.38 meters, while Heck finished 26th with a throw of 9.44 meters. Tristin Bertie finished 18th in the mile run at 4:48.82, while Joshua Hall finished 21st in 4:54.11. Brett Page was the final Bobcat to finish in the mile run in 30th place with a time of 5:30.66.

Women on Day Two - Natalie Donahue was the top finisher for Lees-McRae in the pole vault, finishing fifth with a mark of 3.00 meters. Halverson was the top finisher for the Bobcats in the one-mile run, posting a 27th-place finish in 6:30.46. Bowman (7:16.95), Maegan Prettyman (7:29.39) and Kelly (7:29.71) finished 29th-31st in the mile run.  

Up Next - The teams are back in action on Jan. 19 when they travel to Winston-Salem for the Wake Forest University Invitational.

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