Kayla Padgett won three events in helping the East Carolina University women’s track and field team to a second-place finish in the inaugural Bill Carson Invitational at ECU.
Padgett won two events Friday, April 11, in the meet with South Carolina, UNC Charlotte and UNC Wilmington. She broke her school record in the hammer throw with a heave of 208 feet, 4 inches. Padgett also finished first in the discus throw (167 feet).
Padgett won the shot put Saturday, April 12, with a mark of 47-9.5.
South Carolina won the meet by 11 points over ECU.