King wins NAIA javelin title

2014-05-22T08:45:00Z 2014-05-22T23:49:37Z King wins NAIA javelin titleGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
May 22, 2014 8:45 am  • 

GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Liz King of Billings won the women's javelin title at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships on Thursday.

King, a sophomore at Concordia University in Seward, Neb., won with a throw of 164 feet, 8 inches.

The Billings West graduate, the No. 1 seed coming into the event, won the title by more than 15 feet to earn All-America honors a second year in a row. She was fourth nationally in the javelin last year.

"She dominated the event," said Concordia coach Kregg Einspahr. "National champ as a sophomore and to win by 15 feet -- how about that? She came into the day as a favorite and it was great to see her have that performance."

King's spring featured javelin wins at six different competitions and setting the Great Plains Athletic Conference record in her event.

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