Bobcats place third at Conference Preview Meet

CONCORD, N.C. --- Sophomore Emily Shields (Salisbury, N.C.) finished fifth overall to lead the Lees-McRae College women's cross country team to a third-place performance at the Conference Carolinas Preview Meet hosted by Belmont Abbey College on Friday afternoon.

King College claimed the team title with 27 points, followed by Barton College (55), Lees-McRae (73), Queens University of Charlotte (78) and Coker College (104). Emily Shields turned in the top time of the day for the Bobcats, placing fifth with a mark of 15:57.41 as her twin sister Katherine Shields (Salisbury, N.C.) finished eighth with a time of 16:23.66.

Cinthia Lehner (Greer, S.C.) placed 15th with a time of 17:13.86, as Rayne Delutis (Christiansburg, Va.) and Sarah Monday (Lexington, N.C.) placed 28th and 32nd, respectively, with times of 20:45.70 and 22:32.74.

Lees-McRae returns to the trails on Friday, October 12 when the Bobcats travel to nearby Boone, N.C. to participate in Appalachian State University's Blue Ridge Open.

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