Mount Olive's Hanle Named Conference Carolinas and USTFCCCA Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C.University of Mount Olive’s Leah Hanle has been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for meets ran during the week of Sept. 4-10, the Conference announced today.

A sophomore from Lichtenstein, Germany, Hanle had a great showing at the Furman XC Classic hosted by Furman University. In her first race of the season, Hanle finished third overall with a time of 20:49.97, which broke her own UMO women's 6k record. The strong race propelled the Trojans to a fourth-place team finish.

Hanle also earned NCAA Division II National Cross Country Athlete of the Week from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for her performance over the weekend. See the full release here.


Also nominated for Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week: Victoria Davies (North Greenville) and Sarah Rutto (Limestone)


2017 Women’s Cross Country Runners of the Week
Week One (Sept. 5) – Hannah Zenker (Belmont Abbey)
Week Two (Sept. 12) – Leah Hanle (Mount Olive)