Women's Track & Field


Tornado race to 10th, Parker breaks school record

Tornado race to 10th, Parker breaks school record

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The King University women's track and field team competed at the Beynon Sports Classic and raced their way to a 10th place finish. The Tornado posted a very solid meeting heading into the Conference Carolinas outdoor championships.

Starting things off for King was Jordan Jennings in the 200 meter dash with a mark of 26.12 earning herself a 12th place finish. In the 400 meter dash, Jennings recorded a sixth place result notching a time of 58.91, giving the team three points.

In the 400 meter hurdles, Shelbie Burchfield marked a time of 1:08.03 recording an 11th place result. In the javelin, Lindsey Burnett posted a throw of 25.44 meters.

Henry was stellar in the shot put with a throw of 13.54 meters to give the team eight points with a second place finish. In the hammer, Henry earned the team another point with an eighth place result after a throw of 44.47 meters. 

Deanna Luchini posted a throw of 36.28 meters in the hammer while Christina Atkinson notched a throw of 31.17 meters in the discus. Whitney Roberts earned a jump of 10.09 meters in the triple jump while Lilly Hall registered a time of 19:36.62 in the 5000 meter run to record a 16th place finish to complete the events in Cullowhee.

The Tornado earned a 10th place finish at the Beynon Sports Classic. 

At the Tennessee relays, Eliza Parker competed in the 3000 meter steeplechase and broke her previous school record with a mark of 11:20.10, four seconds better than her previous time.

King will be back in action at the Conference Carolinas outdoor championships in Banner Elk, N.C. on April 24 and 25.