October 27, 2010

Simpkins named Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College junior Craig Simpkins (Boiling Springs, N.C.) has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Cross Country Player of the Week, announced league officials Wednesday.

Simpkins led the Bobcats to an impressive second-place finish at the Lenoir-Rhyne University Invitational last week, finishing fourth with a time of 26:05.6 to pace a trio of LMC runners in the top 10. The 6-2, 150-pound junior has notched three top-five finishes so far this season, including Saturday's fourth-place showing.

Lees-McRae returns to the course on Nov. 5 when the Bobcats travel to Charlotte, N.C. to take part in the Conference Carolinas Championship.

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