Henderson Paces T&F at Liberty Saturday
Courtesy: VMIKeydets.com  
Release: 01/21/2017
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Courtesy: Southern Conference

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Greg Henderson qualified for the IC4A Championships in two events, pacing VMI track and field on the final day of the Liberty Kickoff, contested Saturday in Lynchburg, Va.

Henderson punched his ticket to the IC4A meet in the 60 and 200 meter dashes on Saturday, finishing 7th and 12th respectively in the two events. Henderson ran a 6.89 second 60-meter, lowering his personal best, and was one of 16 athletes to hit the IC4A standard in the 200 with his 22.13 effort.

Other results on the men's side included Grant Holmes' fourth-place result in the pole vault. Holmes was one of three athletes to clear the 4.60 meter (15'1") bar, but dropped back to fourth place due to number of misses and fell out of the event at the IC4A qualification height of 4.80 meters.

The 3,000-meter run saw Brandon White finish second, as he crossed the stripe in 8:52.44 to open his senior season. In addition, Grant Sanchez finished sixth in the shot put (14.75 M/48'4 3/4") and the Keydets had two finishers within the top 10 in the men's 800-meters. Jay Broom was seventh in 1:58.01 and Luke Lysher was 10th in 1:59.79. Finally, Desmond Weinberg-Jones finished eighth in the heptathlon (4149 points).

On the women's side, Yaa Agyepong-Wiafe finished seventh in the 60-meter hurdles and qualified for the ECAC Championships in the process. Agyepong-Wiafe crossed the line in 9.01 in the final, but made the ECAC meet with her 8.82 clocking in the prelims. The junior also made the finals of the 60 dash, finishing 15th in 7.99 seconds.

Logan Luckett was 11th in the 800-meters in her first collegiate track event, timing in at 2:21.63 and immediately ranking seventh in school history in the event. Finally, Kennedy Smith finished 12th in the triple jump (10.46 M/34'4") and Julia Logan tied for seventh in the high jump (1.55 M/5'1").

VMI track and field will return to action January 28, when the Keydets play host to The Citadel for a dual that will open the Corps Physical Training Facility. Action gets underway at 10 a.m.


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