Rahming, Alfano Named Student-Athletes of the Month

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at King College has named Track and Field standouts Earl Rahming and Danielle Alfano the Student-Athletes of the Month for February after incredible performances during the heart of their indoor season.

Earl Rahming (Nassau, Bahamas) ran a new indoor lifetime best at the UNC Chapel Hill Invitational at the Gene Anderson Invitational (Feb. 18). With his time of 49.60 seconds in the 400-meter event, the sophomore took the win against a field that included NCAA Division I competition teams University of North Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke, and conference foe Mount Olive. He finished just 0.35 away from the NCAA Division II national qualifying time for the 400 meters. Rahming is a senior leader of King College Track and Field team that is now ranked No. 1 in the NCAA DII Southeast Region in the most recent poll.

Danielle Alfano (Chattanooga, Tenn.) took third place at the recent UNC Chapel Hill Invitational just one week before winning her first collegiate race at last weekend’s JDL Fast Track Invitational. Alfano blasted past competitors from regional and conference foes Anderson and Mount Olive and Division I competition from UNC, Wake Forest, and Duke. Her time of 5:10 for the mile is the fastest time ever in 10 years of track and field at King College. Alfano's career includes a trip to the 2010 NCAA Div. II National Cross Country Championships, twice named an academic All-American, and also the 2011 Conference Carolina Academic Cross Country Athlete of the Year.

 

"Danielle and Earl have worked so hard, and stayed so focused, during the off-season. Their determination and diligence over the long term, is the basis for their impressive performances recently,” said Head Coach Peter Dalton. “Both athletes deserve all the credit and the team is grateful for their commitment and leadership."