JONESBORO, Ark. (1/20/21) – A pair of Arkansas State women’s track and field athletes are slated to compete in their first pentathlon of the season, as Allie Hensley and Camryn Newton-Smith will represent the Scarlet and Black at the Samford Multis on Thursday at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Alabama.
Competition begins at 10 a.m. CT with the women’s 60m hurdles. Hensley and Newton-Smith will face athletes from fellow Sun Belt Conference members South Alabama, Troy and ULM, as well as host Samford, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb and Montevallo.
The pair is competing in their first pentathlon since the 2020 Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships, held Feb. 24, 2020, in the same venue, where Newton-Smith claimed her first of two event crowns with a school-record 4,701 points. Her total would also qualify her for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships
Hensley placed fourth in the pentathlon behind the All-American Newton-Smith, totaling a personal-best 3,707 points. That mark was good enough to rank her sixth in program history in the event.
Newton-Smith also ranks fourth in program history in the 60m hurdles with a mark of 8.49 and third in the long jump with a leap of 6.08m (19-11.5) in December at the A-State Kickoff Klassic. She is eighth in the high jump with a mark of 1.74m (5-8.5) while Hensley is tied for 10th with a personal-best clearance of 1.72m (5-7.75).
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