Women's Track & Field


Henry's school record helps King earn second place finish

Henry's school record helps King earn second place finish

BOONE, N.C. – The King University women's track and field team turned in an impressive performance at the Mountaineer Indoor Open on Saturday, taking second in a field of 13 teams. Maegan Henry led the way, breaking her own school record, and becoming the first Tornado to break the 16-meter mark in the weight throw.

Henry's toss of 16.09 meters crushed her previous mark of 15.71 meters that was set last year. The senior finished second in the event behind Appalachian State University's Brianna Tate. Deeanna Luchini took ninth in the event for the Tornado, posting a personal record mark of 10.93 meters. Whitney Roberts set a new personal best in the triple jump with a mark of 10.48 meters followed by Sidney Jackson posting a 9.78 meters. The duo finished one and two in the event.

King continued to take top five finishes when Henry posted a second place finish in the shot put with a throw of 13.59 meters. Shelbie Berchfield recorded a 1.56 meters high jump, earning herself a fourth place finish. In the 5000 meter run, Eliza Parker, Amelia Martin, and Lilly Hall finished in that exact order with times of 19:03.25, 19:19.92 and 19:51.46 respectively.

Alexis Robinson kept the strong finishes alive when she delivered a fourth place finish in the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.52. In the one mile run, Maddy Carmody recorded a third place result with a mark of 5:38.13, a new personal best. Jordan Jennings posted a fourth place finish with a mark of 1:00.42 in the 400 meter dash. Parker shined again in the 3000 meter run after recording a time of 10:53.78. Amelia Martin took fourth in the event for the Tornado, posting a mark of 11:07.37.
The final event of the day for King was the 4x400 team of Carmody, Maggie Edwards, Abbi Pierce and Jennings earning a second place finish with a time of 4:25.09.

The Tornado took second only behind Appalachian State University. Mars Hill University came in third followed by Carson-Newman University in fourth. Conference Carolinas opponents Belmont Abbey College, Converse College and Lees-McRae College finished in eighth, ninth and 10th.

King will run and throw next at the ETSU Invite on Friday and Saturday, February 6 and 7. The events start times are to be announced.