Women's Track & Field

Bobcats place four on all-Southeast Region team

NEW ORLEANS --- Four members of the Lees-McRae College women's track and field team have been named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association all-Southeast Region team for their performances during the 2013 outdoor season, announced USTFCCCA officials Tuesday.

Kortnie Curry (Lexington, N.C.) and Taryn Moorhead (Deer Park, Wash.) each garnered region honors for the third straight year, as Rachelle Cleveland (Moyock, N.C.) earned her second such recognition. Sarah Monday (Lexington, N.C.) was also named to the all-region for the first time in her career.

Curry put together a strong junior season for the Bobcats, winning the high jump at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships for the second time in three years, and posting four top-10 performances in five meets.

Moorhead enjoyed a solid junior campaign this spring, placing third in the pole vault at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships, while finishing in the top 10 in each of her last four meets of the season.

Cleveland continued to build upon her freshman success at Lees-McRae this season, winning the javelin throw at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships, while also posting a total of seven top-10 finishes combined this spring, competing in the javelin, shot put, and discus throw. The Moyock, N.C. native also established a new school record in the shot put at Wofford College's Terrier Relays on Apr. 6 with a mark of 11.58 meters.

Monday capped a strong first season with the Bobcats by placing second in the pole vault at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships, posting a season-high mark of 2.60 meters. The Lexington, N.C. native posted a total of six top-10 performances combined this season, competing in the pole vault, 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay, and the 4x400-meter relay.

Lees-McRae is expected to return 13 letter-winners from this year's squad, including rising seniors Curry, Moorhead, Persephanie McRae (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Heather Peterman (Buford, Ga.).

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