Women's Cross Country

Shields named Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College freshman Emily Shields (Salisbury, N.C.) has been named the Conference Carolinas women's cross country Runner of the Week for the first time in her career, announced league officials Wednesday.

Shields posted another strong showing on Saturday at the Greensboro Invitational, finishing 3rd out of 101 runners overall and second among NCAA Division II runners with a time of 20:22. The third-place showing for the Salisbury, N.C. native was her second straight top-five finish, as the Bobcats placed third overall (out of 13) and second among D-II squads in the team standings.

Lees-McRae returns to the trials on Friday when the Bobcats travel to Charlotte, N.C. to take part in the Charlotte Cross Country Invitational at McAlpine Park.

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