WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – In the final indoor meet of the season, Esther Johnson closed the indoor season on a high note for the King University women's track and field team. Johnson set a pair of personal records, taking home one championship and one runner-up performance to lead King to a fifth place finish at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championships.
KING RESULTS: 5th/9
LOCATION: JDL FastTrack; Winston-Salem, N.C.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Johnson took home her first Conference Carolinas championship, posting a personal record mark of 12.10 meters in the shot put. The next closest competitor posted a mark of 12.03 meters.
- She then set a personal record in the weight throw, posting a mark of 13.82 meters, giving her a second place finish. The champion posted a mark of 13.95 meters.
- Amari McFadden set a personal record in the preliminary race of the 60 meter dash, qualifying her for the finals with a time of 7.84 seconds. In the finals she finished fourth with a time of 7.93 seconds.
- In the 400 meters, Jordan Jennings posted a time of 59.60 seconds, giving her a second place finish. Jennings also finished eighth in the 200 meters with a time of 26.87 seconds.
- Bree Cassidy had a runner-up performance in the high jump, clearing 1.50 meters.
- Astri Johnson nearly set a personal record in the 60 meter hurdles, coming in with a preliminary time of 10.73 seconds. In the finals she posted a time of 10.74 seconds, giving her a seventh place finish. Both times were within 0.03 seconds of her personal best time of 10.71 seconds.
- Samantha Schreiber came home with a pair of top 10 finishes, taking fifth in the 3000 meters with a time of 11:05.40 and seventh in the 5000 meters with a time of 19:06.38.
- Sarah Minchey registered a personal record 3000 meter time of 12:47.07.
- Lindsay Burnett posted a personal record with a shot put of 10.00 meters, finishing eighth. She also finished eighth in the long jump with a mark of 4.60 meters.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- The shot put conference championship for Johnson marks the third straight year a King thrower has won the indoor shot put Conference Carolinas championship as Maegan Henry won the last two.
- King opens the outdoor season on March 18-19 at the Wake Forest Open in Winston-Salem, N.C.