Men's Track & Field News Archives
December 6, 2014
Newring, Smith lead King to stellar opening meet
BOONE, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team opened the 2014-15 season at the Appalachian State Open on Friday and Saturday, and the meet couldn’t have gone much better for the Tornado. Justin Newring won a pair of events and Raheem Smith posted an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the triple jump in his first career collegiate meet.
December 4, 2014
King anxious to improve on last year's finish in 2014-15
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming off what might be considered a down year by their standards, the King University men’s track and field team is eager to improve on last year’s finishes at the Conference Carolinas Indoor and Outdoor Championships. The Tornado return a plethora of firepower throughout their lineup for the 2014-15 season for second year head coach Amanda Williamson.
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.
August 9, 2013
Tornado track & field programs earn USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Even throughout the summer, accolades keep coming in for the King University men’s and women’s track & field programs. Both programs earned USFCCCA All-Academic honors as well as three student-athletes. Spencer Frantom, Hannah Witt and Maegan Henry all garnered USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.
June 18, 2013
Dalton returns to lead Tornado cross country teams
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Director of Athletics David Hicks announced earlier today that Peter Dalton will return to King University as the head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country teams, six weeks after departing King for a position on the coaching staff at Lipscomb University.
June 4, 2013
Williamson promoted to lead King cross country, track & field
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Athletic Director David Hicks announced Amanda Williamson ’10 as the new cross country and track and field head coach. Williamson was a standout athlete at King and was an assistant coach for the past three seasons.
May 21, 2013
Frantom to run in NCAA Track & Field Championships
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Thursday, King University’s Spencer Frantom will become the first Tornado student-athlete to participate in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The junior will run the 10,000 meter run in Pueblo, Colo.
May 17, 2013
King placed 11 student-athletes on the USTFCCCA All-Region team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced their All-Region track and field teams on Friday, and 11 King University student-athletes were recognized. Six members of the men's track and field team were named All-Southeast Region while five women earned the same distinction.
May 6, 2013
Dalton takes position at Lipscomb
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head cross country and track and field coach Peter Dalton has accepted the position of Assistant Cross Country Coach and Track at Lipscomb University. Peter will remain at King through May 31 and will coach our student-athletes at the NCAA Championships, and will assist the current staff as they wrap up recruiting efforts for fall 2013.
April 26, 2013
Frantom breaks 10,000 meter school record
HILLSDALE, Mich. – At the Gina Relays, hosted by Hillsdale College, Spencer Frantom made a little King University history. The junior broke the school record in the 10,000 meter run with a time of 30:11.32.
April 20, 2013
King takes home five titles at conference meet, place fourth
BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team came into the Conference Carolinas outdoor meet with confidence after winning the indoor championship earlier this spring. However, the Tornado finished fourth in the outdoor meet on Saturday with 116 points.
April 11, 2013
King Track & Field athletes named academic all-conference
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday, Conference Carolinas announced the academic all-conference team for Track and Field. Five King University student-athletes were named to the team.
April 6, 2013
School, personal records fall at Liberty Invite
LYNCHBURG, Va. - The King University men's track and field team turned a solid performance in their final tune-up before the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships. At the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, the 4x400 relay team registered their fastest time in three years, while Brent Swiney set a school record, and Eric Jones recorded the second longest long jump in Conference Carolinas this season.
March 29, 2013
Noe, Witt break school records at Raleigh Relays
RALEIGH, N.C. – The men's and women's track and field teams competed at the Raleigh Relays on Friday, where team scores were not kept. Jordan Noe and Hannah Witt both set school records set personal records at the event while Spencer Frantom set a personal record.
March 28, 2013
Three King teams earn Winter Sportsmanship Awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University teams were recognized by Conference Carolina on Thursday when the conference released their Winter Team Sportsmanship Awards. Both the men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams earned recognition as well as the women’s basketball team.
March 27, 2013
Noe, Henry named Conference Carolinas Athletes of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For their performances last weekend at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic, Jordan Noe and Maegan Henry were named Conference Carolinas athletes of the week. Noe was the men’s track player of the week, and Henry was the women’s field athlete of the week.
March 23, 2013
Noe wins 5,000 meter run at Beynon Sports Catamount Classic
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team turned in a very successful Saturday at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic. Many personal records fell, and Jordan Noe won the 5,000 meter run while the team finished sixth of 16 teams with 40 points.
March 22, 2013
Jones, Baker set personal records at Catamount Classic
CULLOHWEE, N.C. – The first day of competition at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic, hosted by Western Carolina University, saw the King University track and field team score three points. Eric Jones and Mark Baker both set personal bests during the first day.
February 16, 2013
Track & Field Sweeps Indoor Championships, Witt Named Track Athlete of the Year
The men’s track & field team made a late push to take over first place and complete a sweep of the team Conference Carolinas Indoor Track & Field Championships.
February 14, 2013
Seven Named to Academic All-Conference Team
King University posted seven members of its Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field programs to the Academic All-Conference Team.
February 14, 2013
Conference Carolinas Inaugural Indoor Track & Field Championships Set for Saturday
King Men’s and Women’s Track & Field will head to Winston Salem, N.C. with No. 1 regional ranking seeking first indoor team title.
February 2, 2013
Witt, Frantom Highlight at Hilton Garden Invitational
Hannah Witt earned another event victory while Spencer Frantom broke one King indoor track record this weekend in Winston Salem, N.C.
January 31, 2013
King Holds No. 1 Spot in Men’s and Women’s Regional Rankings
King University Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field are both ranked No. 1 in the most recent Southeast Region rankings.
January 26, 2013
King Wraps Up Competition at Liberty Open
Hannah Witt took second in the 3,000-meter run to lead the Tornado while Alexis Robinson and Shelbie Burchfield each had a pair of top-five finishes.
January 19, 2013
King Wraps Up Competition at Day Two of Niswonger Invitational
Kendra Sokol had the highest individual finish for the Tornado of the day, while the men’s 4x400 relay team of Reggie Warren, Alson Edgecombe, Jordan Tippens, and Justin Newring cracked the top-five.
January 18, 2013
Tornado to Compete at Local Niswonger Invitational This Weekend
King Men’s and Women’s Track & Field will be in action locally this weekend at the Niswonger Invitational, hosted by ETSU in Johnson City, Tenn.
January 18, 2013
Tornado Complete Day One of Niswonger Invitational
Hannah Witt set a new school record in the 5,000-meter run en route to a sixth place finish while Shelbie Burchfield started her path toward qualifying for nationals, strongly.
January 8, 2013
Men’s Track and Field Selected Second in Preseason Poll
King Men’s Track & Field was selected to finish third as announced by the 2013 Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
December 1, 2012
Indoor Track & Field Opens at Appalachian Open
The Tornado men’s and women’s track & field teams opened their indoor season at the Appalachian Open, hosted by Appalachian State University.
November 5, 2012
Conference Carolinas to Sponsor Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field
Conference Carolinas has announced that it will expand and sponsor 20 sports with the addition of men’s and women’s Indoor track & field, beginning this year.
September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.
August 20, 2012
Get Closer to Tornado Athletics with Text Updates!
Tornado Athletic is introducing a new way to keep up-to-date on your favorite King sport team with its text message update service. The service is open to all and free of charge.
August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.
August 14, 2012
Track & Field Adds Chelsea Leavell to Staff
Head Coach Peter Dalton announced the addition of NAIA All-American and Milligan school record holder Chelsea Leavell to the team’s staff.
July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)
June 29, 2012
King Places Third Among Conference Schools in Learfield Sports Directors Cup
King ranked third among Conference Carolinas institutions and 166th overall among the 244 nationally-ranked schools in the 2011-12 Learfield Director's Cup Standings.
May 15, 2012
All-Region Hardware Handed Out to 13 King Track and Field Athletes
Maegan Henry led all Tornado Track and Field athletes with three All-Region recognitions as a part of the 21 both teams totaled.
May 5, 2012
Haje Sets School Record, Tornado Mix it Up in Clemson and Durham
Track and Field split up and covered ground in North and South Carolina this past weekend at two different meets to close the regular season.
April 25, 2012
King Athletics Host Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
The King College Athletic Department hosted an end-of-the-year awards banquet for the student-athletes of its 24 varsity sports, faculty, and staff on Tuesday night.
April 21, 2012
Tornado Race to Second Place Finish at Conference Championships
Rickey Bell led the throwers and all King athletes with two events win while the sprinting group placed eight inside the top-5 at this weekend's conference championships.
April 16, 2012
King College Invites Alumni and Friends to Celebrate 86th Dogwood Weekend
Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 86th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 20-23.
April 11, 2012
Fifteen Named to Track and Field Academic All-Conference Team
King College placed the second-most student-athletes on the 2012 Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference Team among league teams.
April 7, 2012
Keitt and Henry Down School Records at Liberty Open
Tia Keitt and Maegan Henry both set new school records while 16 different personal records were set at this weekend's Liberty Open.
April 3, 2012
Noe and Thomas Named SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month
The King College SAAC has named Jordan Noe (Track and Field) and Fallon Thomas (Softball) as Student-Athletes of the Month for March.
March 30, 2012
Burchfield Qualifies for Nationals, 10k Records Tumble
Shelbie Burchfield hit the NCAA Division II provisional National qualifying mark in the women's high jump while three King runners took down the 10k school record.
March 24, 2012
Throwers Highlight at Catamount Classic
Numerous personal records collapsed at the Catamount Classic on Saturday when King's throwing group stole the show by meet's end.
March 21, 2012
Noe Named Conference Track Athlete of the Week
After his performance at the 49er Classic in the 2,000-meter steeplechase, Jordan Noe was named Conference Carolinas Male Track Athlete of the Week.
March 17, 2012
Noe Qualifies for Junior Nationals, PRs Plummet in Outdoor Opener
In their first meet of the 2012 outdoor season, King featured a number of new personal records while Jordan Noe qualified for Junior Nationals at the 49er Classic.
March 2, 2012
King Track and Field Reels in 32 All-Region Awards
Tornado Track and Field had 19 individuals help pull together 32 All-Region honors after the conclusion of the Indoor season.
February 29, 2012
Latest USTFCCCA Rankings Released, King Men Second
King Track and Field stayed within the top three spots in the Southeast Region after the latest USTFCCCA rankings release.
February 27, 2012
Rahming, Alfano Named Student-Athletes of the Month
Earl Rahming and Danielle Alfano have been named the Student-Athletes of the Month for February by SAAC.
February 26, 2012
Alfano Sets Record for Fourth Time at JDL Fast Track Invite
Danielle Alfano won her first collegiate race and broke her own school record for a fourth time in the one-mile race at the JDL Fast Track Invite.
February 24, 2012
King Announces Weekend Schedule Changes
King Baseball and Tennis have altered their schedules this weekend.
February 22, 2012
Tornado Top Regional Rankings for First Time in Program History
The men's track and field team achieved the top spot in the Southeast Region for the first time in its history while the women were ranked third.
February 18, 2012
Alfano, Rahming Keep Shining at Gene Anderson Invitational
King Track and Field set more school marks and personal records in a strong team finish to the month of February at the Gene Anderson Invite at UNC.
February 15, 2012
Track and Field Jump Up to Second in Southeast Region
Both King track and field teams have made a strong push into a second place rankings in the latest USTFCCCA polls, released today.
February 11, 2012
Fast Track Invite Marks Another Record-Setting Day
Three school records and a host of personal records were set at the Fast Track College Invitational on Saturday.
February 10, 2012
Student-Athletes Engage in Storm Chaser Mentor Program
King student-athletes continue to impact the lives of Bristol elementary school children through Storm Chaser Mentor Program
January 28, 2012
Tornado Set Multiple Indoor Marks at Liberty Open
King Indoor Track and Field set three new indoor school records and multiple personal records at the Liberty Open this weekend.
January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21
January 11, 2012
Track and Field Announces Schedule Changes
Tornado Track and Field has released multiple changes to its indoor event schedule, making their next scheduled meet Jan. 27-28.
December 3, 2011
Tornado Track and Field Open Indoor Season at Appalachian Invitational
King Men's and Women's Track and Field began its indoor season at the Mountaineer Invitational this weekend with many new personal records set in the opener.
October 27, 2011
Find Your Conference Carolinas Destination Right Here!
Ever wonder where each of our new conference member schools are located or how to get there? Wonder no more! More details inside...
September 22, 2011
Support King Athletics with Nike Gear Fundraiser
For a limited time only, you can purchase stylish, King Tornado Nike gear and support your student-athletes at the same time! More details inside...
April 17, 2011
King mixes in wins and season bests at Johnson City Invite
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The King College track and field teams posted numerous season bests at the inaugural Johnson City Invitational over the weekend.
March 29, 2011
Rahming runs to NCCAA award
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Earl Rahming was honored with the NCCAA Men's Track & Field Student-Athlete of the Week award from the national office.
March 27, 2011
King Track and Field collect personal records at Catamount Classic
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - The King College men's and women's track team tamed the stormy conditions Saturday to come away from the Catamount Classic hosted by Western Carolina University with numerous personal records.
March 20, 2011
King Track & Field breaks two school records at 49er Classic
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The King College men's and women's track team opened the 2011 outdoor season with two school records and multiple personal bests over the weekend at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49er Classic.
February 23, 2011
King Women's Track & Field tops USTFCCCA Southeast rankings
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The King College women's track and field team took the top spot in the newest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association Southeast Region ranking, the organization announced. The Tornado team landed at No. 5.
February 19, 2011
All-Americans and school records for King at NCCAA Nationals
MARION, Ind. - King College ran to three NCCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championships Saturday as the men's and women's team collected 14 All-American performances on the day. With all the All-Americans, the Lady Tornado finished fourth in the team standings while the Tornado was seventh.
February 14, 2011
King Track & Field squads prepare for NCCAA Nationals
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College has a total of 44 entries for Saturday's NCCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championship in Marion, Ind.
February 10, 2011
NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week nod for Tornado's Rahming
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College freshman Earl Rahming picked up the NCCAA Men's Indoor Track & Field Student-Athlete of the Week award from the national office.
February 5, 2011
More NCCAA qualifiers for King Track & Field
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The King College track and field team closed out the 2011 Niswonger Invitational Saturday with another strong day of performances.
February 4, 2011
King starts Niswonger with school record and season bests
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - King College opened the 2011 Niswonger Invitational Friday with numerous performances including a new school record at nearby East Tennessee State.
January 29, 2011
King runs to the front at Liberty Open
LYNCHBURG, Va. - King College posted numerous Top-10 finishes at the Liberty Open Friday and Saturday in the Tornado and Lady Tornado's second indoor track and field event of the season.
January 22, 2011
King starts indoor track and field season with strong performances at App Open
BOONE, N.C. - King College opened the 2011 indoor track and field season Saturday at the Appalachian Open with numerous Top-5 finishes.
Midnight Madness to Make its Return on Monday, Oct. 15
Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!
USTFCCCA All-Region Honors For King Track & Field
King College had eight athletes named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region honorees within the Southeast region for the outdoor track and field season.