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

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The 2018 Conference Carolinas Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship was held April 27-28, 2018 on the campus of Southern Wesleyan University in Central, S.C. University of Mount Olive would notch the outdoor title with a team score of 240.5 points.

In addition to the team title, Mount Olive's Malak Kafi was named the 2018 Track Athlete of the Year. She totaled 21 points at the outdoor championship after winning the 400m Hurdles, finishing runner-up in the 100m Hurdles and sixth in the long jump.

Mount Olive's Taylor Moncrief was named Field Athlete of the Year. She would tally 26 points with them coming from three second-place finishes in the high jump, long jump and triple jump, while also finishing seventh in the 100m hurdles.

UMO's Celine Ritter captured Freshman of the Year honors after posting 20 points. She would take gold in both the 800m and 1500m runs.

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

 

2018 Conference Carolinas Women’s Track Athlete of the Year - Malak Kafi, Mount Olive

2018 Conference Carolinas Women’s Field Athlete of the Year - Taylor Moncrief, Mount Olive

2018 Conference Carolinas Women’s Freshman of the Year -
Celine Ritter, Mount Olive

2018 Conference Carolinas Women’s Coach of the Year -
Matt van Lierop, Mount Olive
 

 

2018 Conference Carolinas Women's Team Standings - Full Results

1) Mount Olive - 240.5

2) Southern Wesleyan - 123.5

3) Limestone - 110

4) Converse - 65

5) King  - 63

6) North Greenville - 61

7) Barton - 42

7) Lees-McRae - 38

9) Belmont Abbey - 30

 

Women's All-Conference Teams: 

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

Women's 100 Meter Dash
1. Zawadi Brown, Limestone
2. Amy Barton, Southern Wesleyan
3. Lyric King, Southern Wesleyan

Women's 200 Meter Dash
1. Amy Barton, Southern Wesleyan
2. Zawadi Brown, Limestone
3. Ly'Ric Bolden, Limestone

Women's 400 Meter Dash
1. Neysasha Honorable, King
2. Brittany Beckford, Mount Olive
3. Destiny Massey, Southern Wesleyan

Women's 800 Meter Run
1. Celine Ritter, Mount Olive
2. Julia Otranto, Belmont Abbey
3. Sharon Kiptoo, Barton

Women's 1500 Run
1. Celine Ritter, Mount Olive
2. Annie Hetzel, Belmont Abbey
3. Sharon Kiptoo, Barton

Women's 5000 Meter Run
1. Kirstin Barton, King
2. Hannah Kusmierz, King
3. Annie Hetzel, Belmont Abbey

Women's 10,000 Meter Run
1. Shona Blades, Mount Olive
2. Leah Hanle, Mount Olive
3. Kirstin Barton, King

Women's 100 Meter Hurdles
1. Jasmine Watson, Barton
2. Malak Kafi, Mount Olive
3. Chyna Campbell, Southern Wesleyan

Women's 400 Meter Hurdles
1. Malak Kafi, Mount Olive
2. Marie Smith, Converse
3. Emily Beisecker, North Greenville

Women's 3000 Steeplechase
1. Leah Hanle, Mount Olive
2. Shona Blades, Mount Olive
3. Kirstin Barton, King

Women's 4 x 100 Relay
1. Southern Wesleyan
2. Limestone
3. Mount Olive

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

Women's High Jump
1. Brittany Beckford, Mount Olive
2. Taylor Moncrief, Mount Olive
3. Paige Peterson, Southern Wesleyan

Women's Pole Vault
1. Mille Klefsaas, North Greenville
2. Hannah Asselin, Converse
3. Kristin Frost, Converse

Women's Long Jump
1. Srenity Huntt, Converse
2. Taylor Moncrief, Mount Olive
3. Shekinah Wilder, North Greenville

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

Women's Shot Put
1. Kishanda Adams, Limestone
2. Skyler Gadsden, Limestone
3. Samantha Tobin, Mount Olive

Women's Discus
1. Tameia Morrison, Mount Olive
2. Jada Romulus, Mount Olive
3. Alyssa Thomas, King

Women's Hammer
1. Candy Lockett, Mount Olive
2. Kelsie Smith, Southern Wesleyan
3. Khadijah Kale, Mount Olive

Women's Javelin
1. Bayle Wood, Lees-McRae
2. Naiara Kapstein, Limestone
3. Aidan Rohrer, Limestone



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. Emmanuel College is currently completing the NCAA DII Membership Process and will be fully competing in league championships in the near future.