Bobcat Trio named to Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference Team

HIGH POINT, N.C. --- A trio of Lees-McRae College runners have been named to the 2010 Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference Team, announced league officials Thursday.

Juniors Craig Simpkins (Boiling Springs, N.C.), Luke Anton (Hendersonville, N.C.), and Sondre Thorbergsen (Tranoy, Norway) were each named to the Academic All-Conference team for the first time in their careers in recognition of their outstanding work in the classroom.

Simpkins has put together a tremendous season for the Bobcats, tallying three top-10 finishes to pace Lees-McRae to four top-five showings, including a fourth-place finish at the Winthrop Asics Invitational. Anton is in the midst of a solid season of his own, posting a pair of impressive showings at the Stampede at the Shoals (10th) and the Winthrop Invite (22nd). Thorbegsen has notched a pair of top-10 finishes as well, placing seventh at Winthrop and 10th at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational last weekend.

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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