MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — For the third consecutive competition, Kesean Henderson set a new Georgia State track and field program record for the women’s indoor weight throw, this time at the Middle Tennessee State Invite on Saturday.

The senior broke her two-week old record of 15.09m with a toss of 15.38m to finish in second place. Henderson also competed in the shot put, finishing sixth. Sophomore Carresa Reeves finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 11.65m.

Anna Sinclair captured the Panthers’ lone first-place finish of the meet, which came during the women’s 3,000m. Sinclair paced a group of four Panthers in the event, including Jennifer Rubel (6th), Denise Myers (7th) and Alison Bishop (8th). In the men’s 3,000m, Valentin Poncelet finished third, while Carlos Galindo placed sixth.

Two-time Sun Belt Track Athlete of the Week Katharine Showalter continued her strong senior season by finishing second in the mile and third in the 800m. Niamh Kearney also excelled in the middle distance events by placing fifth in the 800m and ninth in the mile.


On the men’s side of the shot put competition, Robin Ji and Will Walker finished consecutively, in fifth and sixth-place, respectively.

Two Panthers also competed in the women’s high jump as Alexandra Johnson captured fourth place and Aniya Moore came in fifth, both having cleared the bar set at 1.58m.

Georgia State track returns to Birmingham, Ala. next Saturday, Feb. 9 for the Samford Invitational. The Panthers competed at the Birmingham CrossPlex once already during the indoor season at the UAB Blazer Invite on Jan 10-11.

The Samford meet will be the final indoor competition before GSU visits Jonesboro, Ark. for the Sun Belt Indoor Track and Field championships on Feb. 24-25.

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