Mount Olive's Hanle and Moncrief Named Conference Carolinas Women's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C.University of Mount Olive's duo Leah Hanle and Taylor Moncrief have been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for meets held Feb. 7 - Feb. 11, the Conference announced today.

Mount Olive junior Leah Hanle turned in outstanding performances in both the mile and 800 meters at the VMI Winter Relays this weekend. Hanle set an NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark in the mile, winning the event with a time of 4:52.81. She also moved into second-place all-time in the UMO record book in the event. In the 800m Hanle placed second with a time of 2:17.15 and also moved into second in the UMO record book. This week marks the third POTW honor for Hanle and Mount Olive this indoor season.

Junior Taylor Moncrief also had a successful weekend at the VMI Winter Relays. Moncrief set an NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark for the Trojans in the triple jump with a distance of 11.84m (38' 6.25'") to place third in the event and break the UMO school record. Moncrief now ranks second in the conference in the triple jump for this indoor season.

 

Also nominated for Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week:
N/A

Also nominated for Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week:
Bayle Wood (Lees-McRae) - 13.43m in weight throw, 7th 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)
Week Seven (Feb. 12) - Leah Hanle (Mount Olive)

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)
Week Seven (Feb. 12) - Taylor Moncrief (Mount Olive)