October 14, 2011

Dunn and Simpkins pace Bobcats at Blue Ridge Open

BOONE, N.C. --- Tyler Dunn (Jasper, Ga.) placed fourth overall, and Craig Simpkins (Boiling Springs, S.C.) finished eighth to lead the Lees-McRae College men's cross country team to a third-place performance at the Blue Ridge Open, hosted by Appalachian State University on Friday.

George Mason University took the top spot with 23 points, followed by Belmont Abbey College (50), Lees-McRae (59), and Bridgewater College (88). Dunn paced the Bobcats with a time of 26:38.8, as Simpkins turned in a mark of 27:14.2. Avery Mouton (Sneads Ferry, N.C.) placed 26th with a time of 28:57.8, while Luke Anton (Hendersonville, N.C.) finished 31st with a mark of 29:28.0. Trevor Morris (Southern Pines, N.C.) and Jordan Meyer (Inman, S.C.) placed 43rd and 46th, respectively, with times of 31:47.7 and 32:30.2.

Lees-McRae returns to the trails on Friday, October 21 when the Bobcats travel to Charlotte, N.C. for the Conference Carolinas Championships at McAlpine Greenway Park.

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