Tuesday, December 8, 2015
"E" GEARING UP FOR INDOOR TRACK SEASON -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
HENDERSON HAS CAREER BEST THROW IN OPENING INDOOR SEASON AT VANDY
Although Cardinal WBB fans miss seeing her prowling the court at the KFC YUM! Center...Emmonnie is still indoors...just in a different venue. She started her 2015-16 Track and Field indoor season last weekend at Vanderbilt. The time taken off from punishing people on the hardwood to advance her throws career has been beneficial...she won the shot put with a throw of 53-1 (16.18m) which was a personal best for her in indoor track events.
Since most indoor venues aren't exactly suitable for the distance needed to throw the discus (imagine the plate landing in front of the relay team or a hurdler...) Henderson tried her hand at the weight throw. She finished sixth behind another rising field events star at UofL...Dolly Nyemah...who won the event with a impressive toss of 64-9.25 (19.74m)
The indoor season runs through early March...culminating with the NCAA Indoor Championships in Birmingham, AL on 3/11/16. Louisville will do some extensive travelling up to then....participating in meets at UK, Notre Dame, Indiana, Akron, Samford and the ACC Indoor Championships in Boston on 2/25.
A week after the NCAA Championships, the outdoor season begins for the Cards....at the USF Bulls Invitational.
Louisville recently added a former great at the throws when Jere Summers was named track and field's Director of Operations and on campus recruiting coordinator. Jere knew a thing or two about tossing objects long distances....she was selected the Big East Most Outstanding Field Performer in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
We suspect she may also get over to the throws complex off Floyd Street and have a few heaves with the squad...her hammer toss of 63.20m is still at the top of the list in UofL history and she is an Olympic hopeful as well...she's currently ranked #10 in the women's discus.