May 5, 2014

Henry named Conference Carolinas Field Performer of the Year

BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third time in her career, Maegan Henry of the King University women's track and field team has been named the Conference Carolinas Women's Field Performer of the Year. She earned the distinction after taking two individual titles, leading the Tornado to a third place finish at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships.

Henry continues to rewrite the King record books at every turn. The junior from Bluefield, Va., won her second straight conference championship in the hammer throw and shot put at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships last weekend, breaking her own school record in both events in the process. She has an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 14.04 meters in the shot put. This award marks the third time that she has been named the conference's outstanding performer for women's field, as she also received the honor in February following the indoor track and field season and after the outdoor season in 2013. She was named to the All-Southeast Region team in the indoor shot put and weight throw this season.

In addition to her athletic accomplishments, she is also an outstanding performer in the classroom. She was named the Conference Carolinas Women's Indoor Track and Field Scholar Athlete of the Year last month for her 3.81 cumulative GPA as a biology major with a minor in secondary education.