Lees-McRae ranked second in Southeast Region

NEW ORLEANS --- The Lees-McRae College women's track and field team is ranked second in this week's installment of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Indoor Southeast Region poll, announced UTSFCCCA officials Tuesday.

Lees-McRae has enjoyed quite of bit of early success this season, recording seven top-10 individual performances thus far while setting four new school records. Freshmen Kortnie Curry (Lexington, N.C.) and Taryn Moorhead (Deer Park, Wash.) have each set program records in the high jump and pole vault, respectively, while junior Crystal Bass (Branford, Fla.) has posted two school marks in the weight throw and the shot put.

"Both teams have enjoyed quick starts to the season," said head coach Ley Fletcher. "The men's team has broken two indoor records, while the women have set three new marks. It is an honor to have a No. 1 ranking on the men's side and a No. 2 ranking on the women's side. This ranking is a reflection of the hard work and dedication our athletes have put into their sport, and they deserve all the credit."

Lees-McRae returns to action on Feb. 18 in Boone, N.C. at the ASU Invitational, hosted by Appalachian State University.

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UTFCCCA Women's Southeast Region Poll

1. Limestone
2. Lees-McRae
3. Anderson (S.C.)
4. Clayton State
5. Lenoir-Rhyne
6. Mars Hill
7. Queens (N.C.)
8. King College (Tenn.)