UMO Track And Field Have Strong Showing At Colonial Relays

UMO Track And Field Have Strong Showing At Colonial Relays

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The University of Mount Olive No. 24 Men's and No. 28 Women's track & field teams had a very successful weekend at the Colonial Relays hosted by the College of William & Mary over the weekend in Williamsburg, Va. UMO saw Leah Hanle punch her ticket to the NCAA DII Outdoor Championships for the second straight week as well as five other Trojans set NCAA Provisional Qualifying marks, and three school records fall over the weekend.

Location: Zable Stadium, Williamsburg, Va.










Event Finish

UMO Top-10

Leah Hanle        
  10000m 33:43.95 1st 1st
Candy Lockett        
Celine Ritter        
  800m 2:15.43 22nd 2nd
  5000m  17:41.57  12th 3rd 
Tameia Morrison        
  Javelin 34.46m - 3rd 
Malak Kafi        
  400mh 1:04.87 22nd 4th
  100m  12.66  37th 8th
Cyani Wheeler        
  100m 12.49 28th 6th
Shona Blades        
  5000m 18:17.06  27th 7th
Jonathan Dahlke        
  1500m 3:46.53  2nd 1st
Tai Smith 10000m 29:59.89  2nd 2nd 
Jereamy Hall        
  10000m 30:10.37  7th 3rd
Adam Craig        
  1500m 3:48.88 8th 3rd
Zach Teeple        
  Javelin 54.09m - 2nd 
Demond Cooper        
  110mh 15.31 15th 3rd
  400mh  54.74  12th 4th 
Sven Bulik        
  100m 10.82 8th 3rd
Zach Jenkins        
  100m 10.83 9th 4th
Tom Kalliske        
  Shot Put 13.93m - 4th 
Richard Fisher        
  800m 1:55.90 33rd 5th
Colin Fisher        
  Steeplechase 9:23.20 8th 6th
Jacob Gonzalez        
  5000m 14:46.22 8th 7th
Alexandre Durand        
  1500m 3:55.54 20th 7th
Adrian Mazo        
  400mh 57.47 26th 7th
Daniel Francken        
  10000m 31:07.14 20th 8th
Eian Hines        
  Triple Jump 13.22m - 10th
Yannik Gerland        
  Steeplechase 9:34.32 14th 10th






















































  • Leah Hanle had another impressive showing as the sophomore secured another NCAA Automatic Qualifier to the 2018 Outdoor National Championships in Charlotte, N.C. later this year, this time in the 10,000-meter run. Hanle has the second-fastest time in Division II.
  • She broke the UMO school and also destroyed the automatic qualifying standard time by 51 seconds. The NCAA Automatic Qualifying standard time is a 34:34.33
  • Candy Locket also had a great performance in the hammer throw improving her position on the NCAA Provisional Qualifier list as Lockett rebroke her school record with her throw of 52.81 Thursday night.
  • Celine Ritter made two moves inside the top-10 in both the 800m (2nd) and 5000m (3rd).
  • Malak Kafi also made two moved inside the top-10 moving in 4th in the 400m hurdles and 8th in the 100m dash.
  • UMO made several moves in the Top-10 over the weekend including seven Trojans moving into the rankings in nine different events.


  • On the men's side, Mount Olive had a crazy opening night as the 10,000-meter run had some fireworks associated with it. Tai Smith, Jereamy Hall, and Daniel Francken all crossed the line and moved themselves up in the UMO record books, but there was a bit more excitement as both Smith and Hall earned NCAA Provisional Qualifiers. 
  • The 1500-meter run also had some excitement as well as the duo of Jonathan Dahlke and Adam Craig collected NCAA Provisional Qualifiers of their own, while Dahlke broke the school record in the process.
  • In the Javelin, Zach Teeple moved into second-place all-time with his throw of 54.09m.
  • Demond Cooper moved up in the top-10 in two events in the UMO record book in the 110m hurdles (3rd) and the 400m hurdles (4th).
  • Sven Bulik and Zach Jenkins both moved up in the 100m dash top-10 as well.
  • Yannik Gerland made his appearance in the record book in the steeplechase with his time of 9:34.32 moving himself into 10th.
  • UMO made several moves in the Top-10 over the weekend including 17 Trojans moving into the rankings in 18 different events.


  • The Trojans' men's and women's track and field teams will compete again at the Phoenix Invitational on April 14 in Elon, N.C.