Men’s and women’s cycling win Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (SECCC) championship
BANNER ELK – The Lees-McRae College men’s and women’s cycling teams, led by head coach Tim Hall, won the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (SECCC) championship on Sunday, October 3. This is the 14th consecutive season without a championship season for mountain biking taking place in 2020-21 due to COVID-19, that the Bobcats have won the title of champion in the discipline of mountain biking.
In the individual conference results, LMC’s David Kahn placed second in the Men’s Open A, while teammates Mady Rails and Lauren Lopez placed second and third, respectively, in the Women’s Open.
In the men’s Open B, Cameron Locklear took top honors for the Bobcats. Kahn finished third in the men’s college downhill A competition, with Corey Jackson, Jack Gilbert and Sam Kahn finishing fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.
Mady Rails finished fourth in the STXC Women’s Collegiate A race, Heidi Martin and Zoe Eckman finishing sixth and ninth respectively.
Eckman also secured a fifth place in the women’s college downhill A competition, while Gabby Vides-Barry and Lauren Lopez finished seventh and eighth.
Mike Stocker finished fourth in the STXC Men’s Collegiate A race, with Josh Foley eighth.
Sam Morrison won the STXC Women’s Collegiate B race to lead, while Cameron Locklear finished second in the STXC Men’s Collegiate B race.
Bailey LaPrade finished third in the women’s college downhill B / C competition. Locklear also finished third in the men’s C college downhill competition.
The Bobcats will then compete in the National Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships, which will be held in Durango, Colorado, October 14-17.
Todd’s second-half goal puts women’s soccer past Chowan to extend winning streak, 1-0
MURFREESBORO, NC – Alexa Todd scored her fourth goal of the season, while Mallory Roughton got her second straight save, to lead the Lees-McRae women’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over host Chowan to clinch his fourth consecutive victory. The Bobcats have now shut out their last four opponents, which is the longest streak since the 2013 season.
After a slow start to the game, with just three shots in the first 16 minutes, Lees-McRae had one of her best scoring chances from the first half to the 39th minute as Priscilla Mawi’s shot took been saved to keep the score 1-1 at halftime.
The Bobcats finally broke the deadlock in the 60th minute as Todd received a assist from Porsche and dribbled before scoring his fourth goal of the season. Todd had two late scoring opportunities to extend his lead, one being saved and the other hitting the post.
Lees-McRae’s defense held firm in the dying minutes to secure the conference victory.
The Bobcats had a 12-7 advantage in shots, a 4-0 advantage in shots on goal and had 12 corner kicks.
Allison Traub made three saves for the Hawks.
The Bobcats will head to Francis Marion for a game at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 9.
Lees-McRae’s Geckler named the Carolinas Conference Men’s Cross Country Freshman of the Month
GREENVILLE, SC – Max Geckler of Lees-McRae College has been named the Carolinas Conference Men’s Cross Country First Year of the Month for September 2021. Geckler, who joins the Bobcats in Wake Forest, North Carolina, got off to a remarkable start in his freshman campaign. by posting 8,000 times that have placed in the top 25 in all three races so far this season.
Geckler, a freshman major in English, recorded his season-best time of 25: 22.53 at the Queen City Invitational on September 24, which was the third fastest 8km time in program history. . He also holds the 19th and 21st fastest times in program history, achieving those times at the Fire Tower Project Meet (26: 36.88) on September 17 and at the Covered Bridge Meet (26: 37.72) on the 3rd. September respectively. . The freshman has led all Bobcat racers in all three competitions this season.
Geckler and the Bobcats will next compete in the Royals Challenge on Friday October 8 in Charlotte for the final team tune-up before competing in the Carolinas Conference Championships, which begin on Friday October 22.
Women’s Swimming Participates in the King Early Season Opening Invitation
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Anastasia Johnson was fourth in the 100 butterfly, while four other Bobcats finished in the top 10 in their respective individual events, to lead the Lees-McRae women’s swim team at the University’s early-season invitation King. to open their 2021-22 season.
Johnson touched fourth in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1: 00.84, while Fanny Courbot clocked two sixth places in the 100 (1: 09.69) and 200 breaststroke (2: 33.95).
Taylor Simmons and Tate Abbott were eighth in the 1650 freestyle (19: 06.40) and 100 (54.83) respectively, with Abbott also hitting 10th in the 50 freestyle (25.07).
Guillermina Rentsch finished 11th in the 100 backstroke (1: 02.98).
Medley relay teams from Rentsch, Courbot, Johnson and Abbott touched sixth in the 200 (1: 54.33) and seventh in the 400 (4: 10.09).
The free relay teams of Abbott, Simmons, Kayla Fleming and Lucia Ruchti were sixth in the 200 (1: 42.58) and eighth in the 400 (3: 48.35).
The Bobcats will host King in a double meet on Saturday, October 9 in Boone. The competition will start at 2 p.m.