Mount Olive's Cornu and Bayles Named Conference Carolinas Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C.University of Mount Olive duo Altan Cornu and Martin Bayles have been named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for meets held Jan. 24 - Jan. 28 , the Conference announced today.

Cornu made some major strides in his junior season at the Liberty Kick-Off meet this weekend in Lynchburg, Va. Cornu moved into third in the UMO record books in the 800-meter dash with a time of 1:55.73. His seventh place finish earned him a top spot in the conference in his event. 

The Mount Olive native Bayles also had a record-breaking day in the men's pole vault at the Liberty Kick-Off with a mark of 4.55m (14' 11") placing seventh in the event. A leading senior on the UMO track and field team, Bayles now holds the school record and sits atop the Conference Carolinas rankings in the pole vault.


Also nominated for Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week:
Matthew Difrancesco (Belmont Abbey) - 7.13 in the 60m dash, 32nd place; 22.56 in the 200m dash, 31st place

Also nominated for Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week:
Dominic Pautler (Belmont Abbey) - 6.52m in long jump, 17th place
Larry Russell (Barton) - 46' 1.5" in triple jump, 8th place; 23' 8.75" in long jump, 2nd place


2018-19 Men’s Track Athlete of the Week
Week One (Dec. 4) – Malik Jackson (Emmanuel)
Week Two (Dec. 11) – Tai Smith (Mount Olive)
Week Three (Jan. 15) - Peyton Shelton (Barton)
Week Four (Jan. 22) - Ethan Morrison (Limestone)
Week Five (Jan. 29) - Altan Cornu (Mount Olive)

2018-19 Men’s Field Athlete of the Week
Week One (Dec. 4) – Larry Russell (Barton)
Week Two (Dec. 11) – N/A
Week Three (Jan. 15) - Micah Clemons (Barton)
Week Four (Jan. 22) - Brandon Bennett (Limestone)
Week Five (Jan. 29) - Martin Bayles (Mount Olive)