Trojans Finish Second At Queen City Invite

Trojans Finish Second At Queen City Invite

Charlotte, N.C. - The University of Mount Olive women's cross country team finished second overall as a team behind Division I Davidson, while Leah Hanle placed second individually, breaking her own school record, to lead the Trojans. 

Location: Charlotte, N.C.


Women's 5k        
Name Time Team Score Event Finish Individual Records
Leah Hanle 16:56 2 2 School Record/Personal Best
Celine Ritter 17:53 7 7 Personal Best
Shona Blades 18:38 15 15 Personal Best
Julia Bridges 18:52 18 18 Personal Best
Elise Tanner 19:34 31 31 Personal Best
Jessica Glenn 19:38 34 34 Personal Best
Heidi Murray 19:50 40 40 Personal Best
Elizabeth Lopez 23:04 - 88 Personal Best
Emily Warren 24:14 - 93 Personal Best











  • UMO came in ahead of 11 other teams including four Division I programs; Western Carolina, Presbyterian, Gardner-Webb and Spartanburg Methodist.
  • Leah Hanle finished second overall with a time of 16:56.
  • Celine Ritter rounded out the top ten for the Trojans coming in seventh with a time of 17:53.


  • Leah Hanle broke her own school record of 17:37 at the Queen City Invite shaving off 41 seconds from her previous PR.
  • Ritter moved into second in the UMO records with her time of 17:53.
  • All Trojans recorded personal records at the meet in Charlotte, N.C.

The Trojans will race again on October 20 as they compete for the Conference Carolinas Championship title.