Mount Olive's Hanle Named Week 2 Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
HIGH POINT, N.C. – University of Mount Olive's Leah Hanle has been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week for meets held Dec. 6 - Dec. 10, the Conference announced today.
A junior from Lichtenstein, Germany, Hanle had an accomplished weekend at the GVSU Holiday Open in Allendale, Michigan. Competing in the 5000 meter run, Hanle broke the UMO school record and also set an NCAA DII Automatic Qualifier with a time of 16:23.52, ten seconds faster than the auto standard. Hanle placed second in the event behind a DI runner from Eastern Michigan. She defeated the cross country champion from just six days prior who finished the race in fourth. Hanle is currently the #1 runner in the nation in the 5k.
Belmont Abbey's Otranto Named Week 1 Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week
HIGH POINT, N.C. – Belmont Abbey College's Julia Otranto has been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week for meets held Nov. 29 - Dec. 3, the Conference announced today.
A senior from Asheboro, N.C., Otranto opened up her indoor track season with strong performances at the JDL College Kickoff in Winston-Salem, N.C. this weekend. Competing in the 800-meter dash and 4x400-meter relay, she logged two Top-10 finishes on a Division I-heavy field. Otranto earned a sixth-place finish in the 800m dash with a time of 2:26:46 to rank her first in the conference in the 800-meter dash. Otranto also helped her team to a seventh-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay.