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ECAC Recognizes Freeman, Henderson

February 7, 2008  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Clendon Henderson captured his second ECAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week honor this season.

Clendon Henderson captured his second ECAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week honor this season.

The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has honored a pair of Liberty track & field athletes with its weekly awards. Sophomore Chenoa Freeman is the Women's Track Athlete of the Week, and senior Clendon Henderson is Men's Field Athlete of the Week.

Freeman (Lincoln, Del.) has been accumulating both school records and awards during the 2007-08 indoor track & field season. The sprinter captured Big South Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week distinction on Jan. 16 and Feb. 6 and set Liberty records in the 300 and 400-meter dash events.

The latter mark was established on Feb. 2 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup, when Freeman sped to a Big South-leading time of 56.09 seconds. Freeman, who placed sixth at the 400-meter distance, also took eighth at 200 meters, at the meet hosted by Penn State at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track. Her 25.17 clocking for the 200 dash set a personal best and boosted her to No. 4 on Liberty's all-time performance list.

Henderson (Meadow, Texas) won the ECAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week honor for the second time this season. His first recognition came on Jan. 17, one day after he garnered the Big South Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week award. Henderson is listed fifth on the national performance list for the men's shot put. His top shot put effort on the year is a school-record 61-10.5.

Henderson was the lone event winner at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup for the No. 17 Flames. He captured the shot put title with a heave of 58-6, after taking seventh in the weight throw. The Texan's mark in the weight throw reached a personal-best 62-11.25.

Liberty will host its final meet of the indoor season, Friday at 4 p.m., when High Point, Richmond and VMI visit the Tolsma Indoor Track Center for the Liberty Quad. The one-day event will begin with the men's weight throw.