JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – In an extremely tough field, the King University women's track and field team took on the competition at the East Tennessee State University Invite. Leading the way for the Tornado was two top 10 finishes from Maegan Henry.
Starting the day off for the Tornado was Maddy Carmody finishing in 14th out of 71 in the 800 meter with a time of 2:27.18, a new personal best. Abbi Pierce came in 34th in the one mile run with a mark of 5:50.93. Eliza Parker led the pack of Tornado runners in the 5000 meter run with a time of 18:43.28, coming in 13th place out of a field of 55 whom finished the race.
King took an 11th place finish in the distance medley when the team of Carmody, Jordan Jennings, Pierce and Maggie Edwards posted a time of 13:38.12 where 17 teams competed in the race. Shelbie Burchfield followed that performance up with a 14th place finish in the high jump, with a mark of 1.58 meters.
Highlighting the day for the Tornado was Henry with two top ten finishes. First, in the shot put, Henry posted a throw of 13.24 meters, finishing in ninth out of 53 throwers. In the weight throw, Henry recorded a throw of 15.68 meters, earning her a seventh place finish.
Amelia Martin took the unseeded 3000 meter race and dominated most of the field with an eighth place finish, posting a time of 11:01.07 when over 50 runners lined up at the start line; also a new personal record. In the long jump, Lindsey Burnett registered a finish in 30th after marking a jump of 4.87 meters. Finishing the day off for King was Parker in the seeded 3000 meter race, recording a 15th place finish with a time of 10:39.95, a new personal best.
King will run next on Sunday, February 22 when they will travel to the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships in Winston-Salem, N.C.