King's Barton and Southern Wesleyan's Onwuzuruike Named Conference Carolinas Women's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C.King University's Kirstin Barton and Southern Wesleyan University's Mycherie Onwuzuruike have been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for meets held Jan. 31 - Feb. 4, the Conference announced today.

Barton junior Kirstin Barton turned in a spectacular performance in the 3000 meters at the Buccaneer Invitational this weekend. Barton placed third as the top NCAA Division II finisher with a time of 10:46.42 to set a new personal record by nearly 20 seconds. Barton ranks fourth in the league for the 3000m of this 2018-19 indoor season.

Southern Wesleyan freshman Mycherie Onwuzuruike had an outstanding performance in the long jump at the Carolina Challenge this weekend. Onwuzuruike surpassed the NCAA DII provisional qualifying mark (5.65m) to win the meet with an impressive leap of 5.74m (18' 10"). Onwuzuruike is currently tied for 17th in the NCAA and leads the conference in the event.


Also nominated for Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week:
Collia Rowe (North Greenville) - 57.39 in 400m, 27th place

Also nominated for Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week:
Bayle Wood (Lees-McRae) - 13.38m in shot put, 21st place
Shekinah Wilder (North Greenville) - 5.39m in long jump, 9th place
Shakura Wesley (Converse) - 15.04m in weight throw, 7th place
Janae Cunningham (Barton) - 46' 4" in weight throw, 3rd place; 35' 11" in shot put, 8th place

2018-19 Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
Week One (Dec. 4) – Julia Otranto (Belmont Abbey)
Week Two (Dec. 11) – Leah Hanle (Mount Olive)
Week Three (Jan. 15) - Collia Rowe (North Greenville)
Week Four (Jan. 22) - Zawadi Brown (Limestone)
Week Five (Jan. 29) - Leah Hanle (Mount Olive)
Week Six (Feb. 5) - Kirstin Barton (King)

2018-19 Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week
Week One (Dec. 4) – Malak Kafi (Mount Olive)
Week Two (Dec. 11) – N/A
Week Three (Jan. 15) - Shekinah Wilder (North Greenville)
Week Four (Jan. 22) - Skyler Gadsden (Limestone)
Week Five (Jan. 29) - Candise Lockett (Mount Olive)
Week Six (Feb. 5) - Mycherie Onwuzuruike (Southern Wesleyan)