Men's Track & Field News Archives

  • King has six named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    April 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Leading up to the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the league announced their academic All-Conference Carolinas honorees. King University has six student-athletes recognized, three from each the men’s and women’s teams.
  • Okot named Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the Week
    April 18, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third time this season, and second during the outdoor season, King University men’s track and field athlete Vincent Okot has been named Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the Week. Over the weekend, Okot set the school record in the triple jump and finished second in the long jump at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic.
  • Okot leads King at Beynon Sports Catamount Classic
    April 15, 2017
    CULLOWHEE, N.C. – In their final tune-up before the Conference Carolinas Championships, the King University men’s track and field team finished sixth at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic. Vincent Okot led the way for the Tornado, winning the triple jump and taking second in the long jump.
  • Tornado place third at Montreat College Invitational
    April 01, 2017
    MONTREAT, N.C. – The King University men's track and field competed at the Montreat College Invitational over the weekend. The Tornado placed third in the meet and had three different athletes finish in first.
  • Okot selected Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the Week
    March 28, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In his second outdoor meet, King University track and field athlete Vincent Okot won the triple jump at the ADIDAS Winthrop Invitational, and earned recognition from Conference Carolinas. Okot was selected Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the Week for the first time during the outdoor season following his performance.
  • Okot leads Tornado at Winthrop ADIDAS Invite
    March 25, 2017
    ROCK HILL, S.C. – The King University men's track and field competed at the Winthrop ADIDAD Invite over the weekend. Vincent Okot led the Tornado with a first place finish in the triple jump.
  • Five top ten finishes at High Point Invitational
    March 18, 2017
    HIGH 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 honors
    March 10, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, 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 Festival
    March 08, 2017
    BRISTOL, 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 Championships
    February 28, 2017
    BRISTOL, 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-Region
    February 27, 2017
    BRISTOL, 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 record
    February 19, 2017
    WINSTON-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 Carolinas
    February 17, 2017
    BRISTOL, 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 Week
    February 08, 2017
    BRISTOL, 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.
  • NCAA Provisional mark gives Okot Conference Carolinas POW honors
    February 07, 2017
    BRISTOL, 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 Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the Week.
  • King sets seven personal records at Buccaneer Invite
    February 04, 2017
    JOHNSON 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 Invitational
    January 21, 2017
    WINSTON-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 Awards
    January 18, 2017
    BRISTOL, 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 Week
    January 16, 2017
    BRISTOL, 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 Invitational
    January 14, 2017
    JOHNSON 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 Games
    August 11, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 staff
    July 18, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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-District
    May 26, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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-Region
    May 18, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 championships
    April 30, 2016
    BANNER 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 awards
    April 19, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 Classic
    April 16, 2016
    CULLOWEE, 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 Carolinas
    April 11, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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 Relays
    April 02, 2016
    WILLIAMSBURG, 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.
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