May 5, 2013

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte women's track and field successfully team defended their title and earned their seventh Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championship title at the Irwin Belk Track and Field Center on Sunday afternoon.

The women's team pulled together in cold and rainy conditions to finish with a team score of 120.5. In second was Rhode Island with a team score of 98. Rounding out the standings were Duquesne and VCU with 97 points, followed by Dayton (88), Temple (68), Massachusetts (67), Saint Louis (64.5), Richmond (50), Butler (45), La Salle (30), Fordham (13), Xavier (10) and Saint Joseph's (10).

Charlotte picked up individual victories in the 100-meter Hurdles by Juanita Leto (13.93) and the 800-meters by Maraya Slatter (2:09.90) along with second-place finishes in the 100-meter Hurdles and the 400-meters.

VCU's Kiara Porter was named the A-10's Most Outstanding Track Performer after recording first-place finishes in the 200-meters (24.07) and the 400-meters (53.61). Porter was also a member of the 4x100 relay and the 4x400 relay teams that recorded victories.

Brittney Edwards of Duquesne was named the Most Outstanding Field Performer after placing first in the Long Jump (5.95 meters) and second in the Triple Jump (12.44 meters). Olivia Pratt of Butler earned Rookie of the Year with a fourth-place finish in the 5,000 meters (17:04.14) and a first-place finish in the 10,000 meters with a time of 35:32.20.

Charlotte's Robert Olesen picked up Coach of the Year honors.

For complete results of the 2013 Atlantic 10 Women's Track and Field Championship, visit Atlantic10.com.

2013 A-10 Women's Track & Field Awards
Most Outstanding Track Performer: Kiara Porter, VCU
Most Outstanding Field Performer: Brittney Edwards, Duquesne
Most Outstanding Rookie Performer: Olivia Pratt, Butler
Coach of the Year: Robert Olesen, Charlotte