Tai Smith of Mount Olive Named Conference Carolinas Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Tai Smith of Mount Olive has been named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week.

The league office made the official announcement on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Smith has now won the weekly honor twice in the 2019 season.

A native of Glendale, Ariz., Smith posted an 8K time of 24:21.4 at the prestigious Paul Short Invitational. 

Competing against NCAA Division I and II competitors, Smith finished 68th out of 380.

This is Conference Carolinas

Conference Carolinas has a rich tradition in roots that dates back to its early initial inception on Dec. 6, 1930. The NCAA Division II athletics conference presently has member schools located in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Conference Carolinas member institutions are Barton, Belmont Abbey, Chowan, Converse, Emmanuel, Erskine, King, Lees-McRae, Limestone, Mount Olive, North Greenville and Southern Wesleyan. 

Conference Carolinas believes in the development and formation of the whole person in body, mind and soul. Our students are nationally recognized for their extraordinary success in the classroom, in the community and at the highest levels of NCAA competition.

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2019 Conference Carolinas Men’s Cross Country Runners of the Week

Week One (Sept. 9, 2019)
Tristin Bertie - Lees-McRae

Week Two (Sept. 16, 2019)
Shane Shelafoe  Emmanuel

Week Three (Sept. 23, 2019)
Tai Smith – Mount Olive 

Week Four (Sept. 30, 2019)
Tristin Bertie - Lees-McRae

Week Five (Oct. 7, 2019)
Tai Smith – Mount Olive