Dunn leads Bobcats to fourth-place finish at L-R Invitational

HICKORY, N.C. --- Junior Tyler Dunn finished fourth overall to lead the Lees-McRae College men's cross country team to a fourth-place performance at the Lenoir-Rhyne University Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.

Dunn placed fourth with a time of 26:45.4, putting him eighth on the program's all-time fastest list, while senior Craig Simpkins (Boiling Springs, S.C.) finished ninth with a time of 27:23.4. Junior Jared Lupton (Nampa, Idaho) also finished 19th with a time of 28:07.1.

Mars Hill College won the team competition with 42 points, while Milligan College (50) and host Lenoir-Rhyne (70) rounded out the top three. Lees-McRae was fourth with 106 points, followed by Belmont Abbey College (138).

"I am proud of the improvement our men's team made today," said head coach Thomas Cason. "We ran much better in the later stages of the race."

Lees-McRae returns to action on Saturday, September 24 when the Bobcats travel to Greensboro, N.C. to take part in the Greensboro Invitational at Hagan Stone Park.

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