Two Trojans Break School Records At Royal XC Challenge

Two Trojans Break School Records At Royal XC Challenge

Charlotte, N.C. – Junior Adam Craig and freshman Leah Hanle both broke school records as the University of Mount Olive competed at the Royal XC Challenge hosted by Queens University.

RACE INFORMATION
Men's Placings: Second Place (2nd, 3rd, 16th, 28th, 36th (54th, 64th))
Women's Placings: Ninth Place (2nd, 44th, 52nd, 98th, 130th (131st, 146th))
Location: McAlpine Creek Greenway Park, Charlotte, N.C.

INSIDE THE RESULTS

Men

Time

Finish

Adam Craig

23:59.7

2nd

Jonathan Dahlke

24:06.1

3rd

Pol Domenech-Ferrer

25:09.2

16th

Fredric Lang

25:32.4

28th

Jacob Urys

25:40.6

36th

Altan Cornu 25:54.9 54th

Christopher Perez-Mondragon

26:00.5

64th

Mount Olive

2:04:28.30

2nd/39 Teams

Women

Time

Finish

Leah Hanle 17:37.6 2nd
Kelsey Valentine 18:51.3 44th
Bailee Henry 18:59.0 52nd
Meredith Lorient 19:36.5 98th
Shona Blades 19:59.5 130th
Danielle Haymach 20:00.7 131st
Julia Bridges 20:24.0 146th

Mount Olive

1:35:03.90

9th/40 Teams

 

NOTABLES

  • The 13th-ranked Trojans topped Division I Wake Forest (20th) in the men's race and Adam Craig finished first among Division II runners as he broke the Mount Olive record for fastest time in an 8k race.
  • In the women's race Leah Hanle finished first among Division II runners as well while also breaking the Mount Olive record for fastest time in a 5k race.
  • The Mount Olive women also for first time in school history had five runners finish with a time under 20 minutes.

COACHES COMMENTS

  • "Adam not only broke the UMO school record set back in 2013 by four-time All-American Dylan LaFond, he also eclipsed the 24:00 barrier, which is quite an accomplishment all by itself," said Director and Head Coach Matt van Lierop.
  • "Leah's school record obliterated the 18:23 record set by NCAA qualifier Chelsea Long, back in 2011. It's been five years waiting to watch that record fall, and Leah took it out with more to spare. I'm looking forward to watching her continue to progress" concluded van Lierop.

UP NEXT

The Trojans cross country teams will take on the rest of Conference Carolinas in defending their championships at the 2016 Conference Carolinas Cross Country Championship October 21 in Belmont, N.C.