HIGH POINT, N.C. – Conference Carolinas had 14 student-athletes compete at the 2019 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in Pittsburg, Kan. at the Robert W. Plaster Center from Mar. 8-9. Eight competitors earned All-America honors in at least one of their events.
The University of Mount Olive had an individual and a relay team land All-America accolades during the 2019 Indoor Championships. Leah Hanle, earned honors in both the 3000m run and 5000m run. Hanle would place third in both the 3000m (9:23.76) and 5000m (16:22.47), which earned her first team All-America honors in both events.
The Mount Olive 4x400m team of Arne Leppelsack, Richard Fisher, Johnny Middlebrooks and Tedric Shannon earned first team All-America status with a time of 3:10.23 for a fourth-place finish.
Limestone College's William Gray earned All-America status after finishing eight in the 60m hurdles.
North Greenville University's JJ Sherman was named an All-America after finishing fifth in the 60m dash with a time of 6.78.
Barton College's Larry Russell, Jr. participated in the long jump and produced a fourth-place finish. His jump of 7.69m 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.