Saint Leo, Fla. – Leah Hanle earned the University of Mount Olive its first-ever All-American in program history en route to a 25th individual finish for the Trojans at the 2016 NCAA Division II Women's Cross Country National Championship Saturday morning in Saint Leo, Fla. Hanle finished 25th just inside of the top-40 needed to earn All-American honors.
Women's Placings: 25th Place
Location: Saint Leo, Fla.
INSIDE THE RESULTS
- Hanle was as high as 16th place at the 450m mark early on in the race but fell to 22nd at the 1.3K mark.
- The Trojan Freshman never fell below 25th as she was beaten to the line by two runners at the finish line.
- "It was a different kind of race because I was out alone in the regional race and today I was surrounded by people in front of me and behind that were constantly pushing me," said Hanle.
- "It is an honor to be named an All-American," concluded Hanle.