2013-14 Men's Track and Field Headlines

May 13, 2014
Seven Tornado athletes named USTFCCCA All-Region
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the outdoor track and field season nearly complete, seven King University athletes have earned USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region honors. Three Tornado women’s athletes garnered recognition while four men earned the distinction that was headlined by Justin Newring, Brent Swiney and Maegan Henry.

April 26, 2014
Stamper and Newring lead King to fourth at conference championship
BANNER ELK, N.C. – Highlighted by Jeremy Stamper’s school-record performance in the shot put and a pair of victories by sprinter Justin Newring, the King University men’s track and field team placed fourth at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Lees-McRae College.

April 12, 2014
King sets seven personal records at Catamount Classic
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team had a solid day of competition at the Benyon Catamount Classic on the campus of Western Carolina University in its final tune-up before the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championship on April 26.

April 10, 2014
King places 16 on academic all-conference track & field teams
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the Conference Carolinas Track and Field Championships, the league has awarded their academic all-conference lists. The Tornado had 10 women that made the team and six men for a total of 16 honorees.

April 5, 2014
Swiney sets another school record at Liberty Invite
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Brent Swiney continues to set school records for the King University men’s track and field team during the outdoor season. The sophomore broke his own mark in the 800 meters this weekend at the Liberty Collegiate Invite. Six other personal records fell at the meet for the Tornado, including three for Andy Lai.

March 28, 2014
Swiney sets 1500 meter school record for second straight week
RALEIGH, N.C. – King University men’s track and field runner Brent Swiney traveled to Raleigh to run in the highly competitive 1500 meter race at the Raleigh Relays. The sophomore nearly set an NCAA provision time, finishing in 3:54.45.

March 22, 2014
Swiney's school record highlights 49er Classic for King
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team opened the outdoor portion of the season Friday and Saturday on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a number of outstanding performances from its key contributors.

March 19, 2014
Tornado place 16 on academic all-conference team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the conclusion of the indoor track and field season, Conference Carolinas has announced their academic all-conference teams. A total of 16 Tornado student-athletes were honored as 10 women’s and six men’s track and field athletes earned recognition.

February 23, 2014
Tornado finish fourth at Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team used outstanding performances by its usual cast of heroes to turn in a fourth place at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships on Sunday afternoon.

February 12, 2014
Newring, Parker and Conference Carolinas weekly awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their final tune up for the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships, both Eliza Parker and Justin Newring turned in stellar performances last week at the Mountaineer Open. Parker was named Conference Carolinas Women’s Indoor Track Player of the week, and Newring earned the same honor on the men’s side.

February 8, 2014
Tornado set slew of personal records at Mountaineer Open
BOONE, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team had a stellar performance at the 2014 Mountaineer Open at Appalachian State University on Friday and Saturday, with a number of personal records falling and wins in the 400 and 3,000 meter events by Justin Newring and Brent Swiney.

February 1, 2014
Three Tornado set personal records at Hilton Garden Invitational
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Justin Newring finished fourth in the 400 meter dash to improve his NCAA provisional qualifying time to headline the King University men’s track and field team in the Hilton Garden Invitational on Friday and Saturday in a meet that featured a number of NCAA Division I teams.

January 18, 2014
Newring wins 400 meter dash at Niswonger Invitational
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – A strong performance from junior sprinter Justin Newring headlined the King University men’s track and field team at the Niswonger Invitational hosted by East Tennessee State University over the weekend.

January 11, 2014
Three PRs fall at Wake Forest Invite
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team opened 2014 at the Wake Forest Invitational at the JDL FastTrack. The Tornado set three personal records at the season opening event.

January 9, 2014
Tornado expectations set high for 2014
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off one of the most successful season’s in program history, the King University men’s track & field team is hungry to exceed this year’s expectations. The Tornado took the Conference Carolinas Indoor championship in 2013, but came up just short in the outdoor meet leaving room for improvement in 2014.

December 6, 2013
Newring posts NCAA provisional time in season opener
BOONE, N.C. – The King University men’s track & field team started the season on a high note at the Appalachian Invitational hosted by Appalachian State University. The Tornado finished first among six non NCAA Division II teams, and Justin Newring highlighted the day as he posted a provisional qualifying time for the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships in the 200 meter dash.