2014 LSU Track & Field Invitational
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Karen Henning
Position: Throws
Height: 5'5"
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Kings Park, N.Y.
High School: St. Anthony's HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 05/07/1992
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Karen Henning Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/27/2013

Events: Weight Throw (61-10 ½), Hammer Throw (201-0)

2013
Continued her climb in the school record books as one of the program’s premier performers in the weight throw indoors and hammer throw outdoors … Eclipsed the 200-foot mark in the hammer throw for the first time in her collegiate career with a personal-best mark of 201 feet, 0 inches in a fifth-place finish at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays … Posted the No. 4-ranked mark on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the women’s hammer throw with her best of 201-0 … Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the second-straight season … Nearly earned a spot in the national semifinals with a 13th-place finish in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Threw 188-9 in her final hammer competition of the season … Scored four points for the Tigers by claiming a fifth-place finish in the hammer final at the 2013 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Threw 185-5 for fifth place at the SEC meet … Won the hammer title at the LSU Alumni Gold with a series-best of 194-9 … Claimed back-to-back second-place finishes at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational (195-9) and Battle on the Bayou (196-7) during the outdoor season … Also placed fourth at the 119th Penn Relays with a mark of 190-0 … Twice eclipsed the 60-foot mark in the 20-pound weight throw during the indoor season … Smashed her personal best with a seasonal-best mark of 61-10 ½ for second place at the LSU Twilight … Indoor PR of 61-10 ½ was the No. 3-ranked mark on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list at the end of the 2013 season … Threw 60-7 ¾ for seventh place at the Armory Collegiate Invitational … Placed 10th in the weight throw at the SEC Indoor Championships with a throw of 58-7 ½ … Opened the season with a fourth-place finish at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener (58-2 ½) … Also threw the 20-pound weight at the Texas A&M Triangular (59-10 ½), Razorback Invitational (59-1 ½ ) and Tyson Invitational (58-6) … Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight season.

2012
Emerged as one of the elite throwers in the Southeastern Conference during the 2012 season … Scored six points for the Lady Tigers as the bronze medalist in the hammer throw at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium in Baton Rouge … Posted a top mark of 193-2 to take third place in the hammer throw at the SEC Outdoor meet … Was a catalyst in the Lady Tigers winning their fifth SEC Outdoor title in six seasons … Competed in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the second-straight season … Finished in 44th place in the qualifying round at the NCAA Championships … Shattered her personal record in the hammer by nearly 13 feet as she opened the outdoor season with a mark of 197-2 for third place at the LSU Relays … Moved up two spots to No. 4 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list with her personal best … Also threw the hammer at the Battle on the Bayou (194-11), Texas Relays (191-0), Arizona State Tri-Meet (188-11) and Penn Relays (184-7) … Eclipsed the 60-foot mark in the 20-pound weight throw for the first time in her career during the indoor season … Shattered her PR with a seasonal-best mark of 60-10 in a runner-up finish at the LSU Twilight to climb to No. 4 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list … Scored two points for the Lady Tigers with a  seventh-place finish in the weight throw at the SEC Indoor Championships with her mark of 59-7 ¾ … Placed fifth at both the Tyson Invitational (59-2 ¾) and Texas A&M Dual Meet (57-9 ½) … Threw 56-9 ½ at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Honored for her performance in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2011
Proved herself as one of the top young throwers in the SEC as a freshman in 2011 … Shattered personal bests in both the weight throw indoors and hammer throw outdoors during the season … Scored four points for the Lady Tigers with a fifth-place finish in the hammer throw at the 2011 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Athens, Ga. … Threw a series-best 181-1 at the conference meet to help the Lady Tigers win their fourth SEC Outdoor team title in five seasons … Won the hammer throw title at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a top mark of 177-8 … Placed fifth in the event at the Texas Relays after throwing a best of 183-2 during the collegiate season … Also recorded throws of 181-9 at the LSU Invitational and 181-2 at the LSU Alumni Gold … Followed the collegiate season by setting a personal best in the hammer throw at the 2011 USA Junior Championships held in Eugene, Ore. … Won the silver medal in the event with her PR of 184-5 that ranks No. 6 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the event … Improved her PR in the hammer throw by nearly 20 feet over the course of the 2011 season … Posted an indoor PR of 58-0 ¼ in the 20-pound weight throw to take third place at the Razorback Invitational … That mark ranked No. 7 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list at the end of the season … Earned an 11th-place finish in the weight throw at the SEC Indoor Championships with her mark of 56-1 ¼ … Was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team as the league’s top performer in both the weight throw and hammer throw at the SEC Championships during the 2011 season … Crushed her weight throw PR entering the season by nearly five feet during the campaign.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the nation’s top hammer prospects … Set a personal-best mark of 164-3 during the 2008 outdoor season … Her personal record ranked No. 7 in the country among all classifications during the 2008 outdoor season … Was crowned hammer throw champion at the 2009 USA Track & Field World Youth Championships Trials held at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich., with a mark of 154-5 … Also won a bronze medal in the event at the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C., throwing 156-2 during the competition … Finished the 2009 season with a seasonal-best mark of 160-4 set in a runner-up finish at the Hartford High School Invitational on May 9, 2009 … Ranked No. 7 nationally in the weight throw during the 2010 indoor season … Set a PR of 53-4 to win the weight throw title at the St. Anthony’s Developmental Meet on Dec. 12, 2009 … Also threw 51-6 ¼ to capture the weight throw title in the high school division at the prestigious Millrose Games in New York on Jan. 29, 2010 … Qualified for the Millrose Games by winning the weight throw at the Millrose Games Trials on Jan. 14, throwing 50-9 … Threw 52-3 ½ to take first place at the 2010 Southern Tier Track & Field Classic.

PERSONAL
Full name is Karen Anna Therese Henning … Born on May 7, 1992 … Parents are Walter and Marybeth Henning … Brother, Walter, is a two-time NCAA champion at LSU … Is an honor student at St. Anthony’s High School … A member of the Tau Fraternity and Kolbe Society at her high school … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

 

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