Mount Olive Wins Conference Carolinas Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championship

Mount Olive Wins Conference Carolinas Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championship

CENTRAL, S.C. – The University of Mount Olive men's track & field team won the 2018-19 Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Saturday in Central, S.C. The Championship is the sixth consecutive in program history.

Location: Central, S.C.


Place Team Points
1st Mount Olive 292
2nd Limestone 153
3rd North Greenville 112









Event Finish

UMO Top-10

  Arne Leppelsack 47.32 2nd 1st
  Richard Fisher 47.77 3rd  -
  Tedric Shannon 47.87  4th 
  Altan Cornu 1:57.16 2nd
  Tai Smith 4:06.66  1st 
  Altan Cornu 4:06.87  2nd   
  Jacob Gonzalez 4:07.18  3rd   
  Jacob Gonzalez 15:55.26 1st  
  Branson Oduor  15:57.36  2nd   
  Jay Hall  15:57.40  3rd   
  Tai Smith  15:58.01 4th   
  Daniel Francken  16:01.73  5th   
  Tai Smith 35:23.09 1st  
  Jay Hall  35:23.30  2nd   
  Daniel Francken  35:33.53  3rd   
  Jacob Gonzalez  36:00.72  4th   
400m Hurdles        
  Michele Marticke 54.46 2nd  
  Demond Cooper 54.69  3rd   
  Jacob Willis 9:54.43 1st  
  Branson Oduor  10:00.00  2nd   
  Tai Smith  10:00.84  3rd   
4x100m Relay        
  Kamari Walker
Darius McDaniels-Biddings
Trevor Carr
Zach Jenkins
41.27 2nd  
High Jump        
  Jawann Washington 1.90m 3rd  
Pole Vault        
  Martin Bayles 4.70m  1st 1st
Long Jump        
  Eian Hines 7.41m  1st 1st
Triple Jump        
  Trevor Carr 14.66m  1st 1st
  Ben Howard 42.64m  3rd  
  Ben Howard 47.44m  2nd  
  Zach Teeple 66.29m  1st 1st
  Luke Miller 60.08m  2nd  












































  • UMO won 29 individual medals during the championship.
  • Tai Smith, Jacob Gonzalez, Jacob Willis, Martin Bayles, Eian Hines, Trevor Carr, and Zach Teeple all became Conference Champions winning their events.
  • Zach Teeple broke the Conference record in the javelin and also picked up an NCAA Provisional qualifier with his new mark of 66.29m, good enough for 6th in DII. He also broke the UMO school record by five meters.
  • Eian Hines won the long jump and broke the UMO record while recording an NCAA Provisional qualifier and is 16th in the nation in the event.
  • Arne Leppelsack picked up an NCAA provisional in the 400m with a time of 47.33 breaking the school record in the process. He sits 14th in the nation in the event.
  • Trevor Carr became a conference champion in the triple jump while setting an NCAA provo mark and break the UMO school record in the event.
  • Martin Bayles in route to becoming a conference champion broke the school record in the pole vault with his height of 4.70m.
  • Richard Fisher recorded an NCAA provo in the 400m as well to go along with Leppelsack.
  • Mount Olive also saw five Trojans move in the UMO Top-10 in multiple events.
  • Jay Hall was named the Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year and Head coach Matt van Lierop was named coach of the year.
  • Jonathan Wojcuich was also named the Conference Carolinas Elite 23 Award winner for having the highest team GPA at the championship.


  • Mount Olive will wait to see if any of their NCAA Provisional qualifying marks will make the field at the 2019 NCAA DII Outdoor National Championships in Austin, Texas. June 5-8. Some Trojans, including Leah Hanle, and the men's 4x400m rely team have already punched their ticket with automatic qualifying marks earlier in the season.