HIGH POINT, N.C. – Mount Olive's Celine Ritter has been named the Conference Carolinas Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the Conference announced today.
A native of Roesrath, Germany, Ritter took a 1st-place finish at the inaugural Mount Olive Twilight this Friday, August 31. In her season opener, the sophomore would help pace Mount Olive to a team victory. The Trojans almost had a clean sweep taking seven of the top eight spots. Celine Ritter finished first for Mount Olive and in the field crossing the line at the time of 23:44.3. Mount Olive finished 1:15 ahead of the second place finisher UNC Pembroke.
Also nominated for Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week:
Jordyn Halvorsen (Lees-McRae College) 22:14.4 for 12th place finish at Chick-Fil-A Invitational
Annie Hetzel (Belmont Abbey) 21:10.6 for 4th place finish at Chick-Fil-A Invitational
2018 Women's Cross Country Runners of the Week
Week One (Sept. 4) – Celine Ritter (Mount Olive)