Henry, Parker named Conference Carolinas Most Valuable Performers
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following their performance at the Conference Carolinas Track and Field Indoor Championships, two King University women's track and field athletes were honored. Eliza Parker was named Conference Carolinas Women's Track Most Valuable Performer after winning three titles, and Maegan Henry was named Women's Field Most Valuable Performer after taking a pair of titles.
Parker turned in an amazing performance at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships, taking home three titles. The senior from Alfred, N.Y., started the day by taking the 5,000 meter run by a whopping 30 seconds over her nearest competitor to set the tone for the day. She followed that by setting personal records in each of her final two races of the day. Next she posted a mile time of 5:20.85 to win the event by almost two seconds, her second title of the day. The time also was a personal best by four seconds. Her final championship came in the 3,000 meter run where she set another personal record with a time of 10:48.23, taking the event by more than eight seconds.
Henry successfully defended her Conference Carolinas Indoor championship in the weight throw as she topped her nearest competition by 1.55 meters with her toss of 15.56 meters. The junior from Bluefield, Va., also captured a title that eluded her a season ago, the shot put. Henry posted a mark of 13.34 meters to take the event by nearly two meters. She is the King school record holder in both events and has posted an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying distance this season in the shot put.