Women's Track & Field

Mount Olive Wins 2014 Conference Carolinas Women's Indoor Track And Field Championship


University of Mount Olive earned four first-place finishes and captured the team title at the 2014 Conference Carolinas Women's Indoor Track and Field Championship Sunday at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Trojans won by more than points to claim their first conference indoor track and field championship to go with two outdoor track and field titles.

Chelsea van Dijk earned a pair of first-place finishes, winning the 200 meters and the 400 meters. Van Dijk ran the 400 meters in a time of 59.32 seconds and was the only runner to break the one-minute mark. Alexis McNeil finished second in the 200 meters and third in the 400 meters. Tunisia Prince placed fifth in the 200 meters, while Brionna Simmons finished sixth in the 400 meters as the Trojans collected the majority of the points in both events.

McNeil, Simmons and van Dijk were joined by Wislande Maxy to finish first in the 4x400 meter relay. Aerostata Brown won the triple jump and narrowly missed another first-place finish, placing second in the long jump.

Mount Olive finished with 132 points in the 16-event championship. King was second with 79.5 points, followed by Limestone with 65 points in the eight-team event.

JDL Fast Track will also be the site of the 2014 NCAA Division II Women's Indoor Track and Field Championship March 14-15. Earlier this season, Brown earned provisional qualifying marks in the long jump and the triple jump, while van Dijk posted a provisional qualifying time in the 400 meters.