Leaders of the track

Kesean Henderson in action. Photo courtesy of Georgia State Athletics.

Georgia State’s women’s track team has competed well this spring and has had a nice mix of success on the track and in the field events.

Several team members have set new school records and personal bests along the way.

Although majorityof the team consists of underclassmen, this will mark the final season at Georgia State for seniors Kesean Henderson, Alison Bishop, Gabby Brooks, Sydney Henryand Leah Norman.

Henderson broke the school’s hammer throw record multiple times this season, which she now holds at 15.56m.

Katharine Showalter set school records in the indoor mile (4:59.62) and 5,000m (16:51.35).

Sophomore Niamh Kearney (1,500 m), juniors Anna Sinclair (5,000m) and Jennifer Rubel (5,000m), and senior Allison Bishop (steeplechase) all set personal bests at the Florida Relays earlier this month.  Kearney set yet another PR at the War Eagle invite over the weekend in the 1,500m.

The 4x400m relay team, consisting of Tatiana Colbert, Gabby Brooks, Wande Brewer and Talia Colbert, ran their season best time (3:45.76) at the Florida Relays as well.

The team has one more invitational meet before the Sun Belt Championship on May 10.


Women’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year

Kesean Henderson’s record-breaking performances will be remembered for years to come. At four consecutive meets (UAB, Niswonger, Middle Tennessee State and Samford Invites) she shattered the school-records in the weight throw.