BANNER ELK, N.C. – Just as they have been all season, the King University women's track and field team was led by Maegan Henry at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The junior won both the hammer throw and shot put while setting school records in the process leading the Tornado to a third place finish.
The Bluefield, Va., native started her weekend by winning the hammer throw for the second straight season with a mark of 44.43 meters to set a new school record by 0.13 meters. She also defended her shot put conference title, becoming the first Tornado to eclipse the 14-meter mark with a toss of 14.04 meters. That mark also extends her NCAA provision qualifying mark. She also finished third in the javelin throw with a mark of 29.85 meters, and fifth in the discus at 35.73 meters.
The Tornado took first and second in two events, Tabby Arwood and Evan Ferrell first achieved the feat in the 10000 meter run. Arwood took the title with a time of 44:44.28 while Ferrell came in second at 44:50.18. In the 3000 meter steeplechase, Eliza Parker came in first with a time of 12:41.61, and Ferrell again finished in second, this time crossing the finish in in 12:56.37. Parker also took a second place finish in the 5000 meter run with a time of 19:27.15 with Ferrell taking fourth at 20:01.02. Arwood finished fifth in the same event at 20:09.70.
Shelbie Burchfield had a solid performance in the high jump, taking second with a mark of 1.60 meters. In the shot put, Christina Atkinson set a person best with mark of 11.17 meters to place fourth. The 4x100 meter relay team of Alexis Robinson, Tia Nelson, Whitney Roberts, and Lindsey Burnett came in second with a time of 49.41 seconds.
King finished third at the championships with a score of 105 points. The University of Mount Olive won the conference title with 129 points while Limestone College came in second at 114.