March 24, 2012

Thornton, Curry lead Bobcats at High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Freshman Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) set a new school record in the 400-meter hurdles, and Kortnie Curry (Lexington, N.C.) equaled her previous program mark in the high jump to lead the Lees-McRae College women's track and field team to an impressive performance at High Point University's Vertklasse Meeting Track and Field Invitational

Thornton finished fifth in the 400-meter hurdles for the Bobcats, breaking her own school record with a time of 1:03.32. Thornton then teamed with Iesha Poindexter (Jetterville, Ga.), Jessica McEnaney (Cary, N.C.), and Auburn Lowe (Swain County, N.C.) to place seventh in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 50.39 seconds, before the quartet combined to finish 10th in the 4x400-meter relay with a mark of 4:18.53.

Curry placed fifth in the high jump with a school-record-tying mark of 1.62 meters, as Persephanie Mcrae (Brooklyn, N.Y.) finished seventh with a jump of 1.52 meters. Rachelle Cleveland (Moyock, N.C.) finished fifth in the javelin with a mark of 32.58 meters, as Jamara Cook (Claremont, N.C.) finished seventh and ninth, respectively, in the hammer throw and discus with throws of 34.56 and 33.83 meters.

Karina Ortiz (Hickory, N.C.) and Genay Miller (Woodstock, Ga.) placed eighth and ninth in the hammer throw with marks of 33.10 and 31.04 meters, respectively.

Lees-McRae returns to action on Friday, March 30 when the Bobcats travel to Johnson City, Tenn. to take part in the first day of the Johnson City Invitational.

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