Lees-McRae ranked fourth in Southeast Region poll

NEW ORLEANS --- The Lees-McRae College women's track and field team is ranked fourth in the 2012 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association Indoor Track and Field Southeast Region Poll, announced USTFCCCA officials Tuesday.

Limestone College tops the region with a total of 416.34, followed by Mount Olive College (372.75), King College (306.17), Lees-McRae (203.64), and Queens University of Charlotte (197.08). Anderson University is sixth with a mark of 181.62, followed by Clayton State University (142.48), Lenoir-Rhyne University (93.73), and Mars Hill College (72.23).

The Bobcats performed well this past weekend at the Kent Taylor Invitational Indoor Track and Field Meet, as freshman Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) posted a trio of top-10 finishes. Thornton notched 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. She finished seventh in the finals with a mark of 9.45 seconds, while also placing 10th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.72.

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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