March 16, 2013

McRae places second in high jump at Wake Forest Open

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- Persephanie McRae (Brooklyn, N.Y.) finished second in the high jump to lead the Lees-McRae College women's track and field team at the Wake Forest University Open on Friday.

McRae turned in the performance of the day for the Bobcats, finishing second in the unseeded section of the high jump with a mark of 1.58 meters. Kortnie Curry (Lexington, N.C.) posted an identical mark in the seeded section, placing 16th in a field of mostly NCAA Division I competitors.

Rachelle Cleveland (Moyock, N.C.) and Kayla Frazier (Chesterfield, S.C.) placed 34th and 38th, respectively, in the shot put. Jessica McEnaney (Cary, N.C.) paced the Bobcats in the 100-meter dash, posting a time of 13.40 seconds, as Sarah Monday (Lexington, N.C.) crossed the line in 13.50 seconds. Auburn Lowe (Swain County, N.C.) and Taryn Moorhead (Deer Park, Wash.) turned in marks of 14.03 and 14.10 seconds, respectively, in the event.

Lees-McRae returns to action on Saturday on the second day of the Wake Forest Open.

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