Thorton paces Bobcats at Kent Taylor Invite

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- Freshman Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) continued her strong rookie season for the Lees-McRae College women's track and field team, posting a trio of top-10 finishes at the Kent Taylor Invitational Track and Field Meet on Saturday afternoon.

Thornton posted her best performance of the day in the 60-meter hurdle prelims, running a personal-best time of 9.42 seconds to qualify for the finals, in which she finished seventh with a mark of 9.45 seconds. The freshman followed with a 10th-place showing in the 400-meter dash, recording a time of 1:01.72.

Iesha Poindexter (Jetterville, Va.) finished 10th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.54 seconds, before teaming with Thornton, Jessica McEnaney (Cary, N.C.), and Auburn Lowe (Swain County, N.C.) to post the performance of the season in the 4x400-meter relay, as the quartet finished eighth with a time of 4:22.18.

Lees-McRae returns to action Friday, February 17 when the Bobcats travel to Boone, N.C. to take part in Appalachian State University's Pre-Conference Meet.

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