HIGH POINT, N.C. – Conference Carolinas had 12 student-athletes compete at the 2018 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in Pittsburg, Kan. at the Robert W. Plaster Center from Mar. 9-10. Nine competitors earned All-America honors in at least one of their events.
The University of Mount Olive had six participants land eight All-America accolades during the 2018 Indoor Championships. Leah Hanle, earned honors in both the 3000m run and 5000m run. Hanle would place fifth in the 5000m with a time of 16:37.56, while finishing the 3000m in ninth-place with a time of 9:34.70.
Sydney McCoy earned All-America accolades in the 60m dash after finishing 12th overall with a time of 7.56. The Mount Olive DMR team of Jonathan Dahlke, Adam Craig, Johnny Middlebrooks and Tedric Shannon earned All-America status with a time of 9:57.43 for a 10th-place finish. Craig also earned All-America honors in the 3000m run with a time of 8:09.35 for a sixth-place finish. Celine Ritter took 19th overall in the mile with a time of 5:08.18.
Limestone College's Naim Fareed earned All-America status after finishing seventh in the 60m hurdles. Marquett Simmons, Jr. posted a ninth-place finish in the 60m dash with a time of 6.75, while finishing 16th in the 200m dash with a time of 21.64.
North Greenville University's Tevin Richardson was named an All-America after finishing 11th in the 200m dash with a time of 21.60. Fellow NGU participant Shekinah Wilder placed 17th in the triple jump with a mark of 11.66m.
Barton College's Larry Russell, Jr. participated in the long jump and produced a fifth-place finish. His jump of 7.60m earned him All-America status.
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Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 11 teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Converse College, Emmanuel College, Erskine College, King University, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, University of Mount Olive, North Greenville University, and Southern Wesleyan University. Emmanuel College is currently completing the NCAA Membership Process and will be fully competing in league championships in the near future.