UNCP Holds Strong In Seventh In USTFCCCA Region Rankings
NEW ORLEANS – With two runners competing in the 1500m run at the Campbell Irwin Belk Open on Saturday, the UNCP women's track and field team continued in seventh place in the region rankings of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the fourth consecutive week on Tuesday.
Mount Olive still leads the region in first followed by Columbus State, King, Limestone, Anderson (S.C.) and Wingate. Lees-McRae, Queens (N.C.) and Clayton State finished the standings behind UNCP in eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively.
Senior Livia Mahaffie recorded a new season best in the 1500m run with a time of 4:55.59 as she was two seconds behind the first place finisher to finish second overall.
The women's track and field team concluded their season at the Campbell Irwin Belk Open.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is the non-profit professional organization that represents men's and women's cross country and track & field coaches in the United States. The organization represents over 8,000 coaching members, including 91% of NCAA coaches. USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches' interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.