April 6, 2013

Henry, Beauvais set school records at Liberty Invite

LYNCHBURG, Va. – There were no team scores kept at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, but that didn't stop the King University women's track and field team from setting records. Maegan Henry posted two school records, and qualified for nationals while Danielle Beauvais added another school record.

Henry placed second in the shot put with a school record toss of 13.61 meters, which also eclipses the NCAA women's outdoor track and field provisional distance to qualify her for the NCAA outdoor track and field meet. She also registered a school record with a distance of 41.12 meters in the hammer throw.

In the 3,000 meter steeplechase, Beauvais set a new school record with a time of 11:31.43.

The Tornado placed four runners in the top-eight of the 5,000 meter run, led by Hannah Witt who placed second with a time of 18:18.07.

Atlanta Westbrook set a season-best in the 400 meters with a time of 59.53 seconds while April Thomas set a personal record with a time of 2:29.18 in the 800 meters, marking her first time under 2:30.

The Tornado will have this week off, before the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships on April 19 and 20. King will be trying to win their second conference title of the spring as they won the Conference Carolinas indoor championship earlier this spring.