April 2, 2011

Curry, Cook pace Bobcats at Terrier Relays

SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- Kortnie Curry (Lexington, N.C.) equaled her own school record to finish second in the high jump, and Jamara Cook (Claremont, N.C.) placed third in the discus throw to pace the Lees-McRae College women's track and field team at the Terrier Relays, hosted by Wofford College, on Saturday.

Curry paced the Bobcats with her third-straight top three performance, equaling her own school record with a mark of 1.60 meters in the high jump. The freshman also teamed with Shantra McCoy (Stafford, Va.), Auburn Lowe (Swain County, N.C.) and Iesha Poindexter (Jetterville, Va.) to place sixth in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 53.24 seconds.

Cook nearly equaled the school record in the discus throw, coming within .09 meters of the previous mark with a third-place toss of 34.25 meters. Kayla Frazier (Chesterfield, S.C.) and Crystal Bass (Branford, Fla.) also posted seventh- and eighth-place finishes in the discus with throws of 29.50 and 28.62 meters, respectively. In the shot put, Bass and Cook grabbed the seventh and eighth spots with throws of 10.75 and 10.35 meters, respectively.

Heather Peterman (Buford, Ga.), Crystal Fischer (Greer, S.C.), Rayne Delutis (Christiansburg, Va.), and Hannah Henderson (Canvas, W.Va.) rounded out the day for the Bobcats with an eighth-place showing in the distance medley relay with a time of 14:14.76.

Lees-McRae returns to action on April 15 and 16 when the Bobcats host the Conference Carolinas Championship meet at the Arthur, Laurentsen and Sanders Track and Field Complex.

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