UMO Track And Field Begin Indoor Season At Appalachian Open

UMO Track And Field Begin Indoor Season At Appalachian Open

BOONE, N.C. – The University of Mount Olive track & field teams had a successful showing in their indoor season opener at the Appalachian St. Open in Boone, N.C. Eian Hines and Malak Kafi broke school records and set NCAA provisional qualifying marks in the long jump. Nine other Trojans moved into the UMO top-10 record books at the meet. 

Location: Boone, N.C.











Event Finish

UMO Top-10

High Jump        
  Taylor Moncrief 1.65m 1st -
  Brittany Beckford 1.55m 5th -
Long Jump
  Malak Kafi 5.68m 1st 1st
  Luisa Stutzke 5.02m 11th 7th
Triple Jump        
  Taylor Moncrief 11.45m 2nd -
Shot Put        
  Princess Lea'e 11.30m 11th 9th
Weight Throw        
  Candise Locket 14.49m 7th 3rd
  Hannah Glover 14.04m 9th 5th 
  Samantha Tobin 13.58m 10th  7th
Long Jump        
  Eian Hines 7.23m 1st 1st 
  Ethan Hines 7.04m 2nd 2nd
Triple Jump        
  Trevor Carr 13.64m 4th  -
  Ivan Lopez-Testillano 13.47m 5th  6th
Shot Put        
  Tom Kalliske 13.97m 4th -
High Jump        
  Jawann Washington 1.91m 5th 5th 
  Ethan Swenson 1.86m 7th 9th


























  • Malak Kafi in her first meet of the year picked up an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the long jump with a distance of 5.68m. Kafi also won the event which helped move her into first place all-time in the UMO record books.
  • In her first meet as a Trojan Princess Lea'e found her way into the top-10 with her 11.30m throw in the shot put.
  • The trio of Candise Lockett, Hannah Glover, and Samantha Tobin also had a good showing in the weight throw as all three Trojans made their marks in the UMO top-10.


  • Eian Hines led the Trojans on the men's side in the long jump as the sophomore not only broke the school record but also set an NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark with his 7.23m jump. Hines also won the event.
  • Followed closely behind Eian was his brother Ethan who took second in the long jump with a 7.04m jump.
  • In his first meet, Ivan Lopez-Testillano entered the UMO record books in the triple jump with a distance of 13.47m good enough for 6th all-time.
  • Jawann Washington and Ethan Swenson both moved into the top-10 in the high jump as they took the 5th and 9th spots respectively.


  • The Trojans' men's and women's track and field teams will compete again at two different meets next weekend; first at the Grand Valley State University Holiday Open on December 7 and then the Holiday Open at Christopher Newport University on December 9.