UMO Track And Field Makes Solid Marks At Shamrock Invitational

Photo by James Benson
Photo by James Benson

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The University of Mount Olive track & field teams had a successful showing at the Alan Connie/Shamrock Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C. over the weekend. The Trojans saw two NCAA Provisional qualifying marks, one school record broken, and numerous moves in the UMO top-10.

Location: Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium, Myrtle Beach, S.C.












Event Finish

UMO Top-10

    Kristen Clarke 12.31 Prelims 7th
    Luisa Stutzke 12.54 Prelims 10th
400m Hurdles          
    Leah Hanle 1:08.82 17th 6th 
    Celine Ritter 17:36.00 2nd 3rd
    Amber Owens 11:47.73 2nd 6th
    Lena Kaster 12:54.90 11th 8th 
    Zach Teeple 60.72m 4th 2nd
    Luke Miller 56.62m  6th 3rd 
    Johnny Middlebrooks 10.63 Prelims 2nd
    Sven Bulik  10.68  Prelims 3rd 
    Zach Jenkins  10.79  Prelims 5th 
Pole Vault           
    Martin Bayles  4.41m  7th 1st 
    Michele Marticke 3.81m 20th 4th
400m Hurdles          
    Michele Marticke 54.66 Prelims 6th
    Tai Smith 9:13.27 1st 4th




























  • Celine Ritter moved into third place all-time in the 5000m.
  • Kristen Clarke and Luisa Stutzke both made moves in the 100m moving into 7th and 10th respectively.
  • In the steeplechase, two Trojans moved in the top-10 as Amber Owens moved into 6th and Lena Kaster took over 8th all-time.
  • Leah Hanle also competed in the 400m hurdles for the first time in her career and made a mark in the top-10 taking over 6th place.


  • On the men's side, several Trojans made moves in the top-10.
  • Most notably Zach Teeple moved into second place in the Javelin with his throw of 60.72m and in doing so picked up an NCAA Provisional Qualifier.
  • Martin Bayles also broke the UMO record in the Pole Vault with his height 4.41m
  • Tai Smith became the second Trojan to grab an NCAA provo as his time in the Steeplechase was good enough for a championship qualifying mark.
  • Three Trojans moved spots in the 100m as Johnny Middlebrooks (2nd), Sven Bulik (3rd), and Zach Jenkins (5th) all made their new spots in the record book.
  • Michele Marticke also had two events in which he moved into the top-10. Marticke took over 4th in the pole vault (3.81m) and 6th in the 400m hurdles (54.66).
  • Rounding out the top-10 moves was Luke Miller who joined Teeple in the top-10 in the javelin. Miller's previous second-place mark was knocked down by Teeple and Miller set a new third-place mark with a 56.62m throw. 


  • The Trojans' men's and women's outdoor track and field teams will compete again at the Raleigh Relays and the Trojans' home meet the Adidas Trojan Challenge March 29-30. Live coverage links for both events can be found at