HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Greg Henderson continued his excellent indoor season by sweeping the 60 and 200-meter dashes to lead VMI track and field at the Chipotle Marshall Invitational, which wrapped up Saturday in Huntington, W.Va.
Henderson, the current SoCon Athlete of the Month in men's indoor track and field, prevailed in a meet record time of 6.83 seconds in the 60 and 22.08 seconds in the 200. He has now won four consecutive finals after also sweeping these events in the Citadel dual, and has posted IC4A qualifying times in both events in each of his three meets this season. Henderson continues to rank in the top 133 athletes in NCAA in the 60.
Henderson was not the only victor Saturday, as Lee Warren won the 60 hurdles in 8.20. Desmond Weinberg-Jones finished 4th in that event in 8.64 seconds, and was also fifth in the open 400 in 50.61. Kevin Bishop was sixth in the 400 (50.67) and fifth in the 200 behind Henderson (22.77), while Rohan Martin earned the best finish of his young collegiate track career by placing seventh in the 60 (7.21).
In the throwing events, Grant Sanchez finished sixth in the shot put with a best effort of 14.94 meters (49'0 1/4").
On the women's side, Mia McClain finished fifth in the 60-meter dash, edging Bria Anderson (7.76/sixth) and Kerisha Goode (7.77/seventh). McClain also earned a top-seven finish in the long jump, finishing seventh with a 5.50 meter (18'0 1/2") effort.
Other top women's results included Goode placing fifth in the 200 (25.32), Yaa Agyepong Wiafe crossing the line eighth in the 60-meter hurdles (9.02) and Julia Logan clearing 1.60 meters (5'3") in the high jump.
"Greg Henderson has been fantastic this indoor season," said VMI's Director of Track and Field and Cross Country, Darrin Webb. "We are certainly excited to see what he can do during the championship portion of our schedule in a few weeks. Lee Warren has been quietly outstanding as well, coming back from surgery, and Desmond Weinberg-Jones continues to take steps forward. For the women's team today, Mia McClain performed especially well, including a fifth-place result in the 60 dash. We are excited to continue to progress toward the championship portion of our schedule"
VMI track and field will return to action Feb. 17, when the teams open competition at the Virginia Tech Invite in Blacksburg.