Bobcats place ninth at Conference Carolinas Championships

CONCORD, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men's cross country team turned in a solid performance at the Conference Carolinas Championships on Friday afternoon, finishing ninth as a squad as freshman Matthew MacPhail (Spartanburg, S.C.) placed 47th overall.

Mount Olive College claimed the team title with 25 points, followed by King College (45), Belmont Abbey College (112), North Greenville University (116), and Limestone College (141). Barton College was sixth with 165 points, followed by Coker College (186), Pfeiffer University (196), and Lees-McRae (245).

Jared Lupton (Nampa, Idaho) paced the Bobcats in 40th with a time of 29:19.67, as MacPhail posted a mark of 30:20.40. Gabriel Tobias (Caldwell, N.C.) placed 51st with a time of 31:16.87, followed by Dustin Rudisill (Dallas, N.C.) and Nate Weston (Banner Elk, N.C.) with marks of 31:34.24 and 32:40.54, respectively.

Lees-McRae returns to the trials on Saturday, November 3 when the Bobcats travel to Charlotte, N.C. to take part in the NCAA Division II Southeast Region Championships.

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