Mount Olive Captures Conference Carolinas Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship; Individual Awards and All-Conference Announced

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The 2018-19 Conference Carolinas Women's Indoor Track and Field Championship was held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C. University of Mount Olive would notch its sixth straight indoor title with a team score of 209.5 points.

In addition to the team title, Mount Olive's Leah Hanle was named the Track Athlete of the Year, while teammates Taylor Moncrief and Jacqueline Thring were named Field Athlete of the Year and Freshman of the Year, respectively.

Matt van Lierop of Mount Olive was tabbed the Coach of the Year after leading the Trojans to the Conference Carolinas Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship.

New to the Conference Carolinas postseason award offering is the Elite 23 Award. The Elite 23 Award is modeled after the NCAA's Elite 90 Award, which is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumlative GPA at their respective championship site. The inaugural winner for women's indoor track & field is North Greenville University's Jadyn Slaughter.


2019 Conference Carolinas Women’s Track Athlete of the Year - Leah Hanle, Mount Olive

2019 Conference Carolinas Women’s Field Athlete of the Year - Taylor Moncrief, Mount Olive

2019 Conference Carolinas Women’s Freshman of the Year -
Jacqueline Thring, Mount Olive

2019 Conference Carolinas Women’s Coach of the Year -
Matt van Lierop, Mount Olive
2019 Conference Carolinas Women’s Elite 23 Award - Jadyn Slaughter, North Greenville


2019 Conference Carolinas Women's Team Standings - Full Results

1) Mount Olive - 209.5

2) Southern Wesleyan - 106.5

3) Limestone - 90

4) North Greenville - 70.5

5) Converse - 44

6) King - 27

7) Emmanuel - 24

8) Lees-McRae - 18.5

9) Barton - 18

10) Belmont Abbey - 14


Women's All-Conference Teams: 

(Top 3 finishes are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Team All Conference)

Women's 60 Meter Dash
1. Zawadi Brown, Limestone
2. Sydney McCoy, Mount Olive
3. Kristin Stephens, Emmanuel

Women's 200 Meter Dash
1. Zawadi Brown, Limestone
2. Jacqueline Thring, Mount Olive
3. Michele Beugre, Southern Wesleyan

Women's 400 Meter Dash
1. Skylur Taylor, Limestone
2. Jacqueline Thring, Mount Olive
3. Collia Rowe, North Greenville

Women's 800 Meter Run
1. Leah Hanle, Mount Olive
2. Celine Ritter, Mount Olive
3. Julia Otranto, Belmont Abbey

Women's Mile Run
1. Celine Ritter, Mount Olive
2. Leah Hanle, Mount Olive
3. Shona Blades, Mount Olive

Women's 3000 Meter Run
1. Kristin Barton, King
2. Amber Owens, Mount Olive
3. Maggie Rice, Southern Wesleyan

Women's 5000 Meter Run
1. Leah Hanle, Mount Olive
2. Shona Blades, Mount Olive
3. Kristin Barton, King

Women's 60 Meter Hurdles
1. Malak Kafi, Mount Olive
2. Keyasha Brown, Limestone
3. Alisha Wright, Emmanuel

Women's 4 x 400 Relay
1. Southern Wesleyan
2. Mount Olive
3. Limestone

Women's Distance Medley Relay
1. North Greenville
2. Southern Wesleyan
3. Belmont Abbey

Women's High Jump
1. Taylor Moncrief, Mount Olive
2. Brittany Beckford, Mount Olive
3. Jacqueline Thring, Mount Olive

Women's Pole Vault
1. Mille Klefsaas, North Greenville
2. Kristin Frost, Converse
3. Haley McLaughlin, Southern Wesleyan
3. Natalie Donahue, Lees-McRae

Women's Long Jump
1. Mycherie Onwuzurukie, Southern Wesleyan
2. A'Miracle Scott, Southern Wesleyan
3. Shandora Cheeseboro, Limestone

Women's Triple Jump
1. Shekinah Wilder, North Greenville
2. Taylor Moncrief, Mount Olive
3. Mycherie Onwuzurukie, Southern Wesleyan

Women's Shot Put
1. Skyler Gadsden, Limestone
2. Paris West, Southern Wesleyan
3. Sariah Dempaire-Salomon, Lees-McRae

Women's Weight Throw
1. Shakura Wesley, Converse
2. Candy Lockett, Mount Olive
3. Kelsie Smith, Southern Wesleyan

Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athleticconference 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 OliveNorth Greenville University, and Southern Wesleyan University.