BOONE, N.C. – In their final tune-up before the Conference Carolinas Championships, the King University women's track and field team turned in a solid performance at the Appalachian State Split Open. Astri Johnson set a school record, and three other personal records fell for the Tornado.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Johnson started with a school record time of 9.81 seconds in the 55 meter hurdles in the preliminary heats and bettered that mark with a time of 9.66 seconds in the finals where she finished seventh. She became the first Tornado to break the 10-second mark.
- Two personal records fell in the mile, starting with Samantha Schreiber who finished sixth with a time of 5:32.50.
- Sarah Minchey also set a personal best with a mile time of 6:15.01.
- In the weight throw, Esther Johnson posted a mark of 13.03 meters to set a personal record, bettering her previous mark of 11.17 meters.
- Lindsey Burnett competed in the shot put for the first time, posting a mark of 9.78 meters.
- In the 55 meter dash, Jordan Jennings competed for the first time, posting a time of 7.60 in the prelims and 7.72 in the finals where she finished fifth.
- In the 800 meters, April Thomas finished fifth with a time of 2:33.68 and Minchey took ninth with a time of 2:45.64.
- King will be in action again on February 28 at the Conference Carolinas Championships at JDL FastTrack in Winston-Salem, N.C.