WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women's track and field team competed at the Wake Forest Invitational on Saturday, coming home with a handful of personal records and a new school record in tow.
The Tornado were led by sophomore Maegan Henry, who extended her own school record and improved her NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the shot put. Henry's new King record stands at 13.49 meters, an improvement of .51 meters over her prior career best. She took second place in the event and finished sixth in the weight throw with a distance of 14.63 meters. Freshman Jaleesa Kennedy joined Henry by setting a personal best mark in the shot put with a throw of 10.55 meters.
Junior Alexis Robinson finished 22nd in the 60 meters at 8.04 seconds, just .02 seconds from her personal best mark set last season. Eliza Parker had a strong performance in the 5000 meters, finishing in fifth place in 19:19.83. Teammates Evan Ferrell and Kendra Sokol finished in seventh and eighth positions in the event. Parker also finished eighth in a deep field in the mile run with a time of 5:33.89.
Shelbie Burchfield, a junior, had a very consistent performance to finish ninth in the high jump, clearing 1.57 meters.
The Tornado next compete on Friday and Saturday at the Niswonger Invitational hosted by East Tennessee State University.