BANNER ELK, N.C. – For the second time this year, the King University women's track and field team took home a Conference Carolinas Championship. After winning the indoor title earlier this spring, the Tornado won the outdoor championship on Saturday with 123 points.
Maegan Henry was named women's field athlete of the year after winning both the shot put and the hammer throw. She recorded a distance of 13.61 meters in the shot put while tossing he hammer 41.12 meters, to take home both titles. Henry also placed third in the javelin throw with a toss of 30.28 meters.
In the 5,000 meters, Hannah Witt scored 10 points for the Tornado as she won the event with a time of 18:09.81. Atlanta Westbrook took home another title for King as she posted a time of 59.54 seconds to win the 400 meters while Ashley Ruth finished fourth in the same race with a time of 1:02.00.
The 4x100 meter relay team of Lanneickia Brewton, Callie Todt, Tia Nelson and Alexis Robinson also took home a championship for the Tornado. The quartet finished the race in 49.22 seconds to finish 0.21 seconds faster than the second place finishers.
Danielle Beauvais, Carly Griffith and Brewton all posted top-10 finishes on the day. Beauvais posted a second place finish in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 11:54.60 while Griffith finished the 800 meters in 2:26.58 to place second. In the 200 meters, Brewton finished third with a time of 25.80 seconds.
Callie Todt also turned in a solid performance for King as she scored a point for the Tornado in the 400 meter hurdles. Todt placed sixth with a time of 1:08.19.
"This ladies team is the most talented and determined squad King has ever had," said head coach Peter Dalton. "The coaching staff is proud of our seniors and their efforts along with the other student-athletes that have dedicated themselves to an amazing year of success."
King's 123 points placed the in first place ahead of Queens University's 113.50 points. The win marks the Tornado's third conference title this school year as they also won the women's cross country title and the women's indoor track and field championship.