Five top ten finishes at High Point InvitationalHIGH POINT, N.C. – The King University men's track and field team opened their outdoor season at the High Point Invitational over the weekend. James Russel Ballowe led the Tornado with two top ten finishes on the day in the 3000 and 5000 meter run.
Okot breaks school record, earns All-American honorsBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Vincent Okot of the King University men’s track and field team had a stellar day at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships. He posted three jumps in the triple jump that broke the school record and finished sixth to earn All-American honors.
Three Tornado to compete at NCAA DII Winter FestivalBRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming up this weekend, King University will have three student-athletes competing at the NCAA Division II Winter Festival in Birmingham, Ala. Vincent Okot will compete in the Men’s Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday while Dustin Kirk and Bryce Killian will compete in the Men’s Wrestling Championships that start competition on Friday.
Okot qualifies for NCAA Indoor Track & Field ChampionshipsBRISTOL, Tenn. – The NCAA announced their qualifiers for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, King University men's track and field athlete Vincent Okot was selected. Okot will become the second Tornado athlete to compete in the NCAA Championships when he competes in the triple jump on March 10.
Okot selected USTFCCCA All-RegionBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s track and field athlete Vincent Okot was named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Southeast Region for the indoor season when the organization announced their awards on Monday.
King takes 5th at conference meet, Okot set league recordWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team finished fifth at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday. Vincent Okot led the way for the Tornado, winning the triple jump with a new Conference Carolinas meet record leap.
Six track & field athletes named Academic All-Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championships are scheduled to take place on Sunday at JDL FastTrack in Winston-Salem, N.C., and the league announced their academic all-conference teams. Three Tornado men and three women were named to the list this season.
Okot tabbed ECAC Field Athlete of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – Vincent Okot of the King University men's track and field team had a great weekend at the Buccaneer Invitational. His NCAA Provisional qualifying long jump earned him Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Field Athlete of the Week.
King sets seven personal records at Buccaneer InviteJOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men's track and field team competed at the Buccaneer Invitational over the weekend. Okot led King by setting a school record in the triple jump event, placing 2nd and six other Tornado set personal records.
Two personal records fall at Wake Forest InvitationalWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University men's track and field team competed at the Wake Forest Invitational on Saturday. Tanner Cook had the highest individual finish for the Tornado, placing 5th in the 3000 meter run.
Grayson, Ballowe take ECAC Weekly AwardsBRISTOL, Tenn. – A pair of King University track and field athletes were recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) following their performance at the season-opening ETSU Invitational. James Russell Ballowe was named ECAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week and Taylor Grayson was selected ECAC Women’s Track and Field Rookie of the Week.
Ballowe selected Conference Carolinas Track Athlete of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the first indoor meet of the season, James Russell Ballowe was selected Conference Carolinas Track Athlete of the Week after posting a pair of personal records at the ETSU Invitational for the King University men’s track and field team.
Ballowe leads King at ETSU InvitationalJOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men's track and field team opened their indoor season at the ETSU Track & Field Invitational over the weekend. Junior James Russel Ballowe led the way for the Tornado, setting a personal record in the 5000 and 3000 meter event.
Former Tornado, Hyman to compete in second Olympic GamesBRISTOL, Tenn. – Kemar Hyman came to King College, now King University, in 2008 from the Cayman Islands, not knowing where the next eight years of his life would take him. He ran track for the Tornado for two years before moving onto Florida State University. Following his graduation he competed in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and he is set to compete in the Olympics again on Saturday in Rio.
Williamson adds Pierce to staffBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head track and field and cross country coach Amanda Williamson didn’t have to look far to find an assistant coach as she announced the hire of Desmond Pierce this week. Pierce earned his MBA from King and was a graduate assistant under Williamson during the 2014-15 season.
Cook selected CoSIDA Academic All-DistrictBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in his career, Tanner Cook has been selected Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Cook had stellar seasons for the Tornado on the course and the track as well as in the classroom, earning him the distinction when the organization announced the all-district teams on Thursday.
Newring selected USTFCCCA All-RegionBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the 14th time in his career, Justin Newring of the men’s track and field team has been selected U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region. Newring again earns the distinction in both the 200 and 400 meters.
Newring wins 400, King takes 4th at conference championshipsBANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team finished fourth of eight teams at the Conference Carolinas Championships and were led by Justin Newring. Newring came away with a pair of all-conference performances, including a first place finish in the 400 meters to lead the Tornado.
Farmen, McFadden earn league weekly awardsBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a solid weekend at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic, the King University track and field teams took home a pair of Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors. Elijah Farmen set a pair of personal records on his way to being named men’s Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the week while Amari McFadden took Conference Carolinas Track Athlete of the Week honors on the women’s side.
Tornado finish fourth at Catamount ClassicCULLOWEE, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team earned a fourth place team finish at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic in their final tune up meet before competing in the conference championships. The Tornado recorded 11 personal records in the meet, including 13 individual top ten finishes, highlighted by Justin Newring’s first place performance in the 200 meter dash.
Six Tornado selected academic All-Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the league announced their academic all-conference honorees. The Tornado placed three women and three men on the academic all-conference team.
Cook sets PR at Colonial RelaysWILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The distance runners from the King University track and field teams traveled to the Colonial Relays over the weekend and Tanner Cook led the group. Cook set a new personal record in the 10,000 meters for the Tornado.
Hatfield selected Conference Carolinas Track POWBRISTOL, Tenn. – Connor Hatfield started the outdoor track and field season on a high note, taking second in the 3000 meter steeple chase at the Wake Forest Open. Along with that finish, Hatfield earned Conference Carolinas Track Player of the Week for the first time in his career.
Eight personal records fall at Wake Forest OpenWAKE FOREST, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team opened up the 2016 outdoor season competing at the Wake Forest Open. Taking on multiple NCAA DI opponents the Tornado recorded a total eight personal records, including top finishes from Dione Louden and Connor Hatfield.
Farmen, Jennings selected USTFCCCA All-Southeast RegionBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s track and field team closed in the indoor season on Sunday and on Monday two Tornado were named USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region. Elijah Farmen earned the distinction for the men and Jordan Jennings for the women.
Distance group leads King at Conference Carolinas IndoorsWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team closed the indoor season with a solid showing at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Tornado finished sixth and had three athletes set personal records at the meet.
Tornado earn two first place finishes at App. St. Split OpenBOONE, N.C. – Competing at the Appalachian State Split Open, the King University men's track and field team put on a strong showing landing two individuals at the top of the podium and nine personal best times. Elijah Farmen and Dione Louden both posted first place finishes for the Tornado in their respective events.
Two personal records set at Buccaneer InviteJOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men's track and field team completed the ETSU Buccaneer Invite landing four personal records. Dione Louden, James Russell Ballowe, Tanner Cook, and Elijah Farmen each recorded a personal best in their respective events.
Caudill, Louden lead Tornado at Darius Dixon InviteLYNCHBURG, Va. – The King University men’s track and field team returned to action at the Darius Dixon Invitational, hosted by Liberty University on Saturday. The Tornado had a solid say at a meet that featured numerous NCAA Division I teams. Xavier Caudill led the Tornado, winning the high jump event.
Cook, Louden lead King at ETSU InviteBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s track and field team got their season going again as they competed at the ETSU Invitational over the weekend. Tanner Cook led the way for the Tornado with a pair of top 10 finishes at the two-day meet.
Tornado open season with good showing at App StateBOONE, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team opened their indoor season at the Appalachian State Open over the weekend and they saw one school record fall. Freshman Xavier Candill cleared 1.98 meters in the high jump, setting a new King record to lead the Tornado.
Tornado ready kickoff 2015-16 season on FridayBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s track and field team enters the 2015-16 season with aspirations of improving their finishes at both the indoor and outdoor Conference Carolinas Championships. The Tornado enter the season with a deep squad for head coach Amanda Williamson in her second season at the helm.
Four Tornado named USTFCCCA All-Southeast RegionBRISTOL, Tenn. – With the completion of the track and field team, four King University student-athletes were named All-Southeast Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) this week. Both Raheem Smith and Reggie Warren earned the distinction on the men’s side while both Maegan Henry and Eliza Parker were named All-Region in two events each.
Pair of PRs fall at Duke TwilightDURHAM, N.C. – A trio of King University track and field athletes completed their seasons on Wednesday and Thursday at the Duke Twilight Invitational. Both James Russell Ballowe and Hannah Sanford set personal records while Eliza Parker nearly set one herself.
Dunn records four personal records, King finishes 5thBANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team competed at the Conference Carolinas championships looking to improve on their third place finish from a season ago. Despite a great performance and multiple personal records, the Tornado was not able to improve on their result, earning a fifth place finish at the event.
Outdoor track and field academic all-conference announcedBRISTOL, Tenn. – With the outdoor season about to conclude, Conference Carolinas released their outdoor track and field academic all-conference recipients. The Tornado had eight women student-athletes earn the distinction and three men named academic all-conference.
Warren, Louden lead King at Beynon Sports ClassicCULLOWHEE, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team competed at the Beynon Sports Classic and performed well leading up to the Conference Carolinas outdoor championships. Reggie Warren and Dione Louden both posted new personal records while the 4x100 relay team improved their time.
Tornado stretch legs at Terrier RelaysSPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men’s track and field team returned to action on Saturday at the Terrier Relays. The Tornado were led by top 10 finishes from Reggie Warren, Dione Louden and Raheem Smith.