The Mount Olive College cheerleading squad finished third in the Co-Ed Division in the second annual Clash of the Carolinas Sunday at Gaffney, S.C. The competition was hosted by Limestone College.
Mount Olive compiled 165 points to finish 40 points ahead of fourth-place Belmont Abbey. Newberry edged out defending champion Limestone to win the Co-Ed Division and the Grand Championship.
The Trojans were one of three Conference Carolinas squads in the Co-Ed Division and among four overall competing in the Clash of the Carolinas. Fellow conference member Queens finished second behind Lander in the All-Girl Division.
A total of eight squads competed in this year's Clash of the Champions, four in each division. Along with squads from Conference Carolinas, the Peach Belt Conference and the South Atlantic Conference, Division I Wofford also competed.
The Clash of the Carolinas was the first of two cheerleading competitions this spring for Mount Olive. The Trojans will also compete in the Beach Bash in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Mount Olive is coached by Ebony Wells, who is in her fifth year. Samantha Sawvel, a four-year MOC cheerleader and a 2012 graduate, is in her first year as assistant coach.
Below is this year's MOC cheerleading competition roster: