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.
King earns three Conference Carolinas sportsmanship awardsBRISTOL, Tenn. – At the completion of the winter season, Conference Carolinas has announced their sportsmanship award winners, and three King University teams earned awards. Both the Tornado men’s and women’s basketball teams and the men’s track and field team earned the Messick Sportsmanship awards.
Tornado led by Cook, Smith at Wake Forest InvitationalWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team competed for the first time this year on an outdoor track at the Wake Forest Invitational. Tanner Cook and Raheem Smith posted top 15 finishes to highlight the day for King.
King places 10 on track & field academic all-conference teamBRISTOL, Tenn. – With the outdoor season about to start, Conference Carolinas released their indoor track and field academic all-conference recipients. The Tornado had seven women student-athletes earn the distinction and three men named academic all-conference.
Newring takes 13th at NCAA ChampionshipsBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the first time in school history, King University had a runner qualify for the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field championships. Justin Newring turned in a 13th place finish in the 200 meter dash on Friday night.
Newring qualifies for NCAA Indoors in 200BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in school history, a King University track and field athlete has qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Justin Newring posted the ninth fastest 200 meter dash time in the country, qualifying him for next weekend’s championships in Birmingham, Ala.
Six Tornado named USTFCCCA All-RegionBRISTOL, Tenn. – With the end of indoor track and field season near, six members of the King University track and field teams earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors when the organization announced their awards on Monday. On the men’s side, Justin Newring, Raheem Smith, Eric Jones and Reggie Warren earned the distinction while Shelbie Burchfield and Maegan Henry were honored on the women’s side.
Newring, Warren lead King to 4th at Conference Carolinas ChampionshipsWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team turned in a stellar performance at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships on Sunday, taking fourth at the meet. Justin Newring and Reggie Warren headlined the group, posting NCAA provisional qualifying times.
Newring, Hatfield, and DMR highlight ETSU Invite for TornadoJOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men’s track and field team looked to build off their success last weekend when they competed against numerous NCAA Division I teams at the East Tennessee State University Invitational this weekend. Justin Newring took fourth in the 200 meters, Connor Hatfield finished seventh in the seeded 3,000 meter run and the distance medley relay team set a new school record.
Jelen added as track and field/cross country assistantBRISTOL, Tenn. – Head track and field coach Amanda Williamson has announced the addition of Jarvis Jelen as the distance coach for the Tornado. He will bring a plethora of experience and knowledge to the Tornado from his running days at Liberty University to serving as an assistant at South Dakota State University and his stint last season as the head cross country coach at Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania.
Tornado trio take Conference Carolinas Athlete of the Week honorsBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University track and field teams head a successful weekend at the Mountaineer Indoor Open, and three Tornado were honored by Conference Carolinas on Tuesday. Maegan Henry, Eliza Parker and Justin Newring all were named athletes of the week by the league.
Newring leads King to first place finishBOONE, N.C. – In their third meet of the spring, the King University men’s track and field team reached new heights at the Mountaineer Indoor Open. Justin Newring led the Tornado, whom recorded two first place finishes, to a team finish of first out of 17.
Newring, Warren lead King at ETSU ClassicJOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – At their first meet of the spring, Reggie Warren and Justin Newring led the way for the King University men's track and field team. Warren set a personal record and nearly set another while Newring posted an NCAA Provisional Qualifying time in the 200 meter dash.
Newring, Smith lead King to stellar opening meetBOONE, 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.