HIGH POINT, N.C. – Belmont Abbey College's Julia Otranto has been named the first Conference Carolinas Indoor Track Athlete of the Week of the 2018-19 season, the league office announced today.
A senior from Asheboro, N.C., Otranto opened up her indoor track season with strong performances at the JDL College Kickoff in Winston-Salem, N.C.. Competing in the 800-meter dash and 4x400-meter relay, she logged two Top-10 finishes on a Division I-heavy field. Otranto earned a sixth-place finish in the 800m dash with a time of 2:26:46 to rank her first in the conference in the 800-meter dash. Otranto also helped her team to a seventh-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay.
Mount Olive's Malak Kafi was named the Conference Carolinas Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week.