September 28, 2012

Bobcats place fifth among NCAA II's at Charlotte Invitational

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women's cross country team finished fifth out of competing NCAA Division II programs at the Charlotte Cross Country Invitational on Friday.

Lees-McRae placed 28th overall and fifth among NCAA II teams, totaling 826 points, as Emily Shields (Salisbury, N.C.) led the Bobcats with a 121st-place finish with a time of 24:40.82. Emily's twin sister Katherine Shields (Salisbury, N.C.) finished 133rd with a time of 25:09.94, as Cinthia Lehner (Greer, S.C.) placed 163rd with a mark of 26:40.34. Rayne Delutis (Christiansburg, Va.) and Sarah Monday (Lexington, N.C.) placed 202nd and 207th, respectively.

University of North Carolina Pembroke paced the field of NCAA II teams with 593 points, followed by Wingate University (669), Anderson University (772), Erskine College (811), and Lees-McRae (826). NCAA Division I Clemson University claimed the overall title with 83 points, as Appalachian State University finished second with 106 markers.

Lees-McRae returns to the trails on Friday, October 5 when the Bobcats travel to Concord, N.C. to participate in Belmont Abbey College's Conference Preview Meet.

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