HIGH POINT, N.C. – Mount Olive's Leah Hanle has been named the Conference Carolinas Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week for races ran the week of Sept. 24-30, the Conference announced today.
Leah Hanle, a junior from Lichtenstein, Germany, was the highest finishing Trojan for Mount Olive in the Women's Gold 6K race with her 8th place finish running a time of 20:46. Hanle was the second Division II runner to cross the line in a predominantly Division I school dominated race. Hanle's time at the Paul Short would qualify for second fastest in the UMO records behind her own PR of 20:28.
Also nominated for Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week:
Hope Whisman (North Greenville University) 24:13.33 at the 6th Annual UNC Invitational; Individual Finish 11th/106
Kirstin Barton (King University) 19:10.8 PR at the Greater Louisville Classic; 7/346
Jordyn Halvorsen (Lees-McRae College) 20:48 career best at the Queen City Invite; 137/262
Annie Hetzel (Belmont Abbey) 19:49 at the Queens City Invite; 99/262
2018 Women's Cross Country Runners of the Week
Week One (Sept. 4) – Celine Ritter (Mount Olive)
Week Two (Sept. 11) – Kirstin Barton (King)
Week Three (Sept. 18) – Kirstin Barton (King)
Week Four (Sept. 25) – N/A
Week Five (Oct. 2) – Leah Hanle (Mount Olive)