Keitt and Henry Down School Records at Liberty Open

 

LYNCHBURG, Va. – King College Track and Field completed its final event prior to the Conference Carolinas Championships, finished strong across all areas at the 2012 Liberty Open, hosted by Liberty University in Blacksburg, Va. Sixteen personal records fell, two school records tumbled, and one runner took the top spot in their respective event.

King saw two school records fall in the women's long jump and the women's hammer throw. Tia Keitt (Dallas, Ga.) hit the 5.59-meter mark to set a new bar in the event in King history and finished third overall.

Maegan Henry broke the King record in the women's hammer throw, her best toss reaching 40.21 meters to break the current school mark. She finished 16th out of the 31-person field of competitors.

Fourteen different personal records fell between the men's and women's teams and one racer took home a win her respective event.

The women's distance runners controlled the 5,000 meter dash and placed three inside the top-5 standings. Hannah Witt (Mountain City, Tenn.) continued to run strong, as the reigning 10k school record holder won the Liberty Open 5k race with an 18:14.94 finish time. Teammates Kendra Sokol (Kingsport, Tenn.) and Evan Ferrell (Richlands, Va.) finished second and fourth, respectively, out of the 19-person field. Sokol ran the race in 18:25.53 and Farrell finished close behind setting a new personal record with a time of 18:32.99. This is the third straight event Ferrell has lowered her own PR.

The women's 400-meter dash featured three Lady Tornado runners inside the top-5, as well. Atlanta Westbrook (Spring Hill, Tenn.) finished the race with a 58.88 time, good for a second place overall finish and new personal record. Ashley Ruth (Cleveland, Tenn.) and Lanneickia Brewton (Inman, S.C.) finished a dead-lock for fourth place with identical times of 59.76. Ruth also set a new PR with her performance.

Five personal records fell among the throwers group, in addition to Henry's school record. On the women's side, Cheyenne Thornsbury (Bristol, Tenn.) set a good pace to be ranked inside the top-6 of the conference in the hammer throw with 37.32m toss and a 20th place finish in the event. In the women's javelin Miranda Broesche (Cleveland, Tenn.) threw a 26.21m toss, setting a new personal record and finishing 11th in the competition.

Among the men's throwers, freshmen Rickey Bell (Advance, N.C.) and Tom Lamkin (Troy Glove, Ill.) each set new personal records. Bell set two different PRs, one in the men's hammer (12.48m) and the second in the shot put (44.34m). Lamkin threw 45.46m in the men's hammer to set his new PR. Both are primed for a top-3 finish as the team enters the end of the conference season.

The men's sprinters three top-10 finishes and a series of personal records broken. Justin Newring (Knoxville, Tenn.) set two personal best finishes in the 200- and 400-meter races, finishing in the top-10 in each race. The freshman ran 22.42 and finished eighth out of 42 racers in the 200-meter race while finishing 50.97 and in 10th place in the 400-meter race. Sophomore Jordan Tippens (Knoxville, Tenn.) also set a new personal best in the 400 meters, finishing fifth overall in the event with a 49.50 finish time.

Two other members of the men's team set multiple personal best in their respective events. Jordan Noe, who qualified for the USA Junior Championships at the 49er Classic (March 16-17), set new personal bests in the 800 meters (2:00.00) and 1,500 meters (4:05.61). Freshman Forrest Stuart (Appalachia, Va.) continued his strong showing and all-around skill in the 110-meter hurdles (15.33) and the long jump (6.84m), setting new PRs in each. Stuart finished fifth and seventh, respectively, in those two events.

Other notable performances include Reggie Warren's 11th place finish (11.19) in the 100 meters and Earl Rahming, who ran the 800-meter race for the first time this year with a 1:59.39 time and a ninth place finish.

Among the King relay teams, the men's 4x100 squad excelled with a 40.57 finish in the event, good for a fifth place finish out of 11 teams. The relay team consisted of Jordan Tippens, Forrest Stuart, Justin Newring, and Reggie Warren.

Complete results for King participants are outlined below with personal and school records dictated.

The Liberty Open marks the last event prior to the Conference Carolinas Championships, held April 20-21 in Banner Elk, N.C. Lees-McRae College will host the championship meet.

 

EVENT

NAME

RESULT

PLACE

PR/SR

100 meter dash (W)

Alexis Robinson

13.03

12/31

 

200 meter dash (W)

Lanneickia Brewton

26.00

8/33

 
 

Alexis Robinson

26.84

17/33

 
 

Ashley Ruth

27.22

18/33

 

400 meter dash (W)

Atlanta Westbrook

58.88

2/16

PR

 

Lanneickia Brewton

59.76

t-4/16

PR

 

Ashley Ruth

59.76

t-4/16

 

800 meter run (W)

Carly Griffith

2:28.63

14/21

 

5,000 meter run (W)

Hannah Witt

18:14.94

1/19

 
 

Kendra Sokol

18:25.53

2/19

 
 

Evan Ferrell

18:32.99

4/19

PR

3,000 meter steeplechase (W)

Danielle Beauvais

12:22.25

5/8

 

High jump (W)

Shelbie Burchfield

1.57m (5-01)

7/15

 

Long jump (W)

Tia Keitt

5.59m (18-04.25)

3/34

PR/SR

 

Atlanta Westbrook

5.01m (16-05.25)

t-15/34

 
 

Shelbie Burchfield

4.75m (15-07.00)

25/34

 
 

Emily Reynolds

4.41m (14-05.75)

30/34

 

Triple jump (W)

Tia Keitt

10.75m

13/30

 
 

Atlanta Westbrook

10.58m

14/30

 

Shot put (W)

Maegan Henry

11.96m

10/34

 
 

Miranda Broesche

8.41m

28/34

 

Discus (W)

Maegan Henry

34.17m

17/40

 
 

Cheyenne Thornsberry

26.93m

31/40

 
 

Miranda Broesche

25.93m

33/40

 
 

Victoria Peay

23.41m

38/40

 

Hammer Throw (W)

Maegan Henry

40.21m

16/31

PR/SR

 

Cheyenne Thornsberry

37.32m

20/31

PR

 

Miranda Broesche

32.50m

22/31

 

Javelin Throw (W)

Maegan Henry

26.97m

9/20

 
 

Miranda Broesche

26.21m

11/20

PR

 

Victoria Peay

16.26m

17/20

 
 
 
 
 
 

100 meter dash (M)

Reggie Warren

11.19

11/35

PR

200 meter dash (M)

Justin Newring

22.42

8/42

PR

 

Reggie Warren

22.83

14/42

 
 

Eric Jones

24.14

32/42

 

400 meter dash (M)

Jordan Tippen

49.50

5/25

PR

 

Justin Newring

50.97

10/25

PR

800 meter run (M)

Earl Rahming

1:59.39

9/27

PR

 

Jordan Smith

2:00.00

12/27

 
 

Justin Humphreys

2:04.35

20/27

 
 

Mykal Miller

2:19.03

26/27

 

1,500 meter run (M)

Jordan Noe

4:05.61

9/36

PR

 

Justin Humphrey

4:21.07

20/36

 
 

Mykal Miller

5:01.10

34/36

 

5,000 meter run (M)

Naseem Haje

15:13.12

4/22

 
 

Taylor Dix

16:00.70

11/22

 

110 meter hurdles (M)

Forrest Stuart

15.33

5/15

PR

3,000 meter steeplechase (M)

Jordan Smith

10:44.55

5/5

 

4x100 meter relay (M)

Jordan Tippens
Forrest Stuart
Justin Newring
Reggie Warren

42.57

5/11

 

Long jump (M)

Forrest Stuart

6.84m

7/21

 
 

Eric Jones

6.23m

14/21

 

Triple jump (M)

Justin Newring

12.49m

11/12

 
 

Eric Jones

12.10m

12/12

 

Shot put (M)

Rickey Bell

12.48m

15/26

PR

 

Jonathan Outen

11.01m

21/26

 
 

Tom Lamkin

10.63

22/26

 

Discus throw (M)

Rickey Bell

42.30m

10/37

 
 

Jonathan Outen

38.73m

18/37

 
 

Tom Lamkin

34.74m

25/37

 
 

Mark Baker

34.10m

26/37

 

Men's hammer (M)

Rickey Bell

44.34m

16/33

PR

 

Tom Lamkin

35.46m

22/33

PR

Javelin throw (M)

Casey Stallard

47.03m

5/24

 
 

Rickey Bell

44.60m

8/24

 
 

Jonathan Outen

31.65m

20/24

 
 

Tom Lamkin

26.71m

21/24