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.
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.