The University of Mount Olive men's and women's track and field teams will have seven student-athletes battling for the chance to become a national champion at the 2018 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championship March 9-10 at the Robert W. Plaster Center in Pittsburg, Kansas. UMO's Adam Craig, Jonathan Dahlke, Alexandre Durand, Leah Hanle, Sydney McCoy, Johnny Middlebrooks, Celine Ritter, and Tedric Shannon will all represent Mount Olive at this year's championship.
Pittsburg State University and the Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau will serve as co-hosts of the championships.
"We couldn't be more excited with how things developed for the Trojans over the course of the indoor season. We qualified more student-athletes than ever in the history of the program. Each year these student-athletes surprise us in new ways. We are looking forward to March 9th-10th, and hope to continue to make the University of Mount Olive proud," said Head Track and Field Coach Matt van Lierop.
Sydney McCoy will be the first Trojan to compete at the national championship Friday, as the prelims for the 60m Dash are scheduled for 3:15 p.m Central Time. Shortly after McCoy, Celine Ritter will take to the track for the Prelims of the women's mile at 3:45 p.m. Leah Hanle will then compete next in the 5000m at 6:15 p.m.
Rounding out the Trojans day on Friday will be UMO Distance Medley Relay team of Adam Craig, Jonathan Dahlke, Johnny Middlebrooks, Tedric Shannon, and Alexandre Durand that will compete at 6:40 p.m. CT.
McCoy and Ritter will look to continue their stay at the national championship Saturday with the finals for the women's 60m at 5:30 p.m. and the finals for the women's mile at 5:50 p.m.
Adam Craig will continue his national championship time on Saturday when he will compete in the 3000m run at 7:05 p.m. Hanle will be the final Mount Olive Trojan to compete at the 2018 NCAA DII Indoor Track and Field National Championship as the women's 3000m run will commence at 7:25 p.m.
A Full Schedule of Events can be found here.
The championships will be streamed live on NCAA.com.
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