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February 29, 2024 5:20 pm

UMO reaches four qualifying marks in season opener

WILMINGTON – The University of Mount Olive men’s track & field team reached four Conference Carolinas qualifying standards on March 3 while opening the outdoor season at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational.

In the hammer throw, the Trojans had three individuals reach the league standard for the conference championships. Senior Dorian Tolbert registered a personal-best mark and place second with a toss of 51.11 meters, which ranks fourth all-time in UMO history. Sophomore Alex Smith-Fort’e finished third in the standings with a distance of 50.69 meters, while teammate Israel Long placed fourth after a mark of 46.73 meters on Friday.

Additionally, Long set a personal best in the javelin following a toss of 43.52 meters to finish fifth in a field of 19 competitors.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics