March 26, 2011

Henderson paces Bobcats at Asics Classic

ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Hannah Henderson (Canvas, W.Va.) finished third in the 1500-meter run developmental to pace the Lees-McRae College women's track and field team on the rain-shortened second day of the Asics Classic, hosted by Winthrop University.

Henderson placed third in the 1500-meter run developmental with a time of 5:14.73, while the quartet of Shantra McCoy (Stafford, Va.), Iesha Poindexter (Jetterville, Va.), Kortnie Curry (Lexington, N.C.), and Auburn Lowe (Swain County, N.C.) finished sixth in the 4x100-meter relay with a mark of 54.70 seconds.

On Friday, Curry and Crystal Bass (Branford, Fla.) each set new school records in the high jump and hammer throw, respectively, as Bass also tied for 10th in the shot put with a toss of 10.00 meters. Curry broke her own mark, which she set last weekend at Wake Forest University's Wake Forest Invitational, with a third-place mark of 1.60 meters in the high jump. In the hammer throw, Bass surpassed Jamara Cook's (Claremont, N.C.) school record of 37.77 meters, which Cook set at Wake Forest last weekend as well, with a mark of 38.14 meters en route to a sixth-place showing.

Lees-McRae returns to action on Friday, Apr. 1 when the Bobcats travel to Spartanburg, S.C. to participate in the Wofford Terrier Relays, hosted by Wofford College.

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