LSU’s Henning, Holliday Post NCAA-Leading Marks
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — LSU’s Walter Henning and Trindon Holliday showed just why they are considered national championship favorites in their respective events this season with a pair of NCAA-leading performances during Saturday’s competition at the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
Texas A&M played host to the event at the newly built Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium, which will also play host to the 2009 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships beginning March 13.
Henning opened the meet with a bang as he blew away the competition in the men’s weight throw while breaking his own school record with a throw of 73 feet, 4 ¾ inches on his third attempt. He kicked off the 2009 season at the Purple Tiger Classic last weekend with a then school-record toss and NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 72-3 ¾.
But the reigning SEC Male Field Athlete of the Week improved upon his seasonal-best mark with the No. 1 throw in the NCAA this season to defeat Missouri’s senior All-American Chris Rohr by nearly four feet. Rohr took runner-up honors with a top mark of 69-7 ½ on the afternoon.