Tornado trio earns USTFCCCA Academic AwardBRISTOL, Tenn. – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced their NCAA Division II Cross Country Individual Academic Awards and three Tornado were recognized. Tanner Cook and Charles Ramos earned honors on the men’s side and Kaitlin Rivera on the women’s side.
Cook takes 109th at NCAA National ChampionshipST. LEO, Fla. – For the final time in his career, and second time at the NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country National Championship, King University men’s cross country runner Tanner Cook laced up his spikes. Cook turned in a solid performance, posting the second best finish in school history at the event, taking 109th.
Cook named USTFCCCA All-RegionBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in his career, King University men's cross country runner Tanner Cook will compete at the NCAA Division II Men's Cross Country National Championship. On the way to qualifying for the national meet, Cook was named All-Southeast Region from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Three Tornado named academic All-Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas Cross Country Championship taking place this afternoon, the conference office announced their academic All-Conference honorees on Friday. The Tornado had two men’s runners and one women’s runner earn recognition.
Cook, Rivera take ECAC weekly awardsBRISTOL, Tenn. – A pair of King University cross country runners have earned accolades from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) following their performance a week ago. Tanner Cook earned ECAC Runner of the Week while Kaitlin Rivera earned ECAC Runner of the Week recognition.
Trio of Tornado set PRs at Royals XC ChallengeCHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team ran in their final tune up before the Conference Carolinas Championship on Friday when they ran in the Queens Royals XC Challenge. Tanner Cook again led the Tornado and for the second straight week set a personal record to finish 15th.
Cook named ECAC Runner of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s cross country runner Tanner Cook has added another award this season, being named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Runner of the Week. Cook finished 10th at the Greater Louisville Classic and set a personal record in the process.
Cook tabbed Conference Carolinas Runner of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, Tanner Cook has been named Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week. Cook turned in a stellar performance at the Greater Louisville Classic, finishing 10th with a personal record time.
Cook finishes 10th to lead King at Greater Louisville ClassicLOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tanner Cook turned in an impressive performance on Saturday to lead the King University men’s cross country team at the Greater Louisville Classic. Cook finished 10th in a very deep field and the Tornado finished 23rd in a field that had 41 teams.
Cook selected Conference Carolinas Runner of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s cross country runner Tanner Cook started his season with a solid performance at the Eye Opener Invitational, which resulted in him earning Conference Carolinas Runner of the week honors. Cook was the top NCAA Division II runner at the meet, leading the Tornado to a second place finish.
Cook takes 1st, Tornado 2nd among DII competition at Eye OpenerSPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men’s cross team opened the 2016 season with a great showing at the Eye Opener Invitational, finishing second among NCAA Division II teams. Tanner Cook led the way for the Tornado coming in first among NCAA Division II runners.
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.
Tornado trio earns USTFCCCA Individual Academic AwardBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cross country teams had three members earn USTFCCCA individual academic awards from the 2015 season. Tanner Cook and Charles Ramos represented the men’s team while Samantha Schreiber represented the women’s team.
Cook earns All-Region honors from USTFCCCABRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive year, King University’s Tanner Cook has earned All-Region honors from the United State Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Cook led the men’s cross country team at the NCAA Southeast Regional to earn the recognition.
Cook leads King at NCAA Southeast RegionalBRISTOL, Tenn. – Four members of the King University men’s cross country team competed at the NCAA Southeast Regional on a wet Saturday in Wingate, N.C. Tanner Cook led the Tornado with a 15th place finish in a field of nearly 200 runners.
Trio selected academic All-Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas Cross Country Championships taking place last week, the league has announced their academic all-conference honorees for the 2015 season. The of the King University men’s cross country runners received recognition, Tanner Cook, Nick Fasbinder and Caleb Greene.
Tornado take second at Conference Carolinas ChampionshipCONCORD, N.C. – For the fourth time since becoming Conference Carolinas members, the King University men’s cross country team finished as runners-up at the Conference Carolinas Championship. The Tornado were led by top-10 finishes from Tanner Cook and Charles Ramos.
Four PRs fall as King takes 15th at Royals ChallengeCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Following a couple weeks off, the King University men’s cross country team returned to action at the Royals Challenge, hosted at McAlpine Park in Charlotte where four Tornado set personal records. Tanner Cook posted the highest finished for the Tornado who took 15th as a team in a meet that contained 35 teams.
King sweeps Conference Carolinas cross country weekly awardsBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s cross country teams had a solid weekend at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational, resulting in a pair of Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week honors. Hannah Sanford and James Russell Ballowe both recorded personal records, leading them to the weekly honor.
King runs away with a first at Lenoir-Rhyne InviteNEWTON, N.C. – The King University men's cross country team completed their second event of the season at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational 8K race against three regional opponents on Friday evening. The Tornado recorded another impressive performance, finishing first overall ahead of Lees-McRae College, Lenoir-Rhyne University and Tusculum College.
Hicks, Cook take Conference Carolinas weekly awards in opening weekBRISTOL, Tenn. – In the first week of the fall season, a pair of King University student-athletes were recognized by Conference Carolinas on Tuesday morning when the league announced their athletes of the week. Chris Hicks of the men’s soccer team and men’s cross country’s Tanner Cook both took home weekly awards after their stellar opening week performances.
Tornado stretch legs at Covered Bridge OpenBOONE, N.C. – The King University men’s cross opened the season with a 6,400 meter race against stellar NCAA Division I opponents on Friday evening at the Covered Bridge Open hosted by Appalachian State University. The Tornado turned in a solid opening meet, finishing sixth ahead of East Carolina University and Lees-McRae College.
Tornado reloaded for 2015BRISTOL, Tenn. – After just missing the mark for their third straight trip to NCAA Championships in 2014 the King University men’s cross country team set out to return in the 2015 season. The Tornado return a solid core as Amanda Williamson enters her first season at the helm.
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.
Williamson named head cross country coachBRISTOL, Tenn. – With the departure of King University cross country coach Peter Dalton, athletic director David Hicks announced King’s new cross coach. Amanda Williamson, who also serves as the King track and field coach has been selected as the new Tornado cross country coach.
Dalton takes coaching position at UT MartinBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head men’s cross country coach Peter Dalton has turned the men’s and women’s cross country teams into NCAA Division II Southeast Region powers. On Thursday Dalton announced that he is resigning his position at King to become the next head cross country coach at NCAA Division I the University of Tennessee Martin.
Four Tornado named USTFCCCA All-RegionBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following another successful season, four King University cross country runners earned All-Region honors from the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Tanner Cook, Connor Hatfield and Jordan Smith all earned the distinction on the men’s side and Amelia Martin took honors on the women’s side.
King takes 4th NCAA Southeast RegionalMONTEVALLO, Ala. – The King University men’s cross country team took to the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship course on Saturday in Montevallo with aspirations of qualifying for their third straight trip to the NCAA National Championships. However, the Tornado came up just short of that goal finishing fourth, one spot away from qualifying for the NCAA Championships.
Tornado finish second at Conference Carolinas ChampionshipsCONCORD, N.C. – For the third consecutive year, the King University men’s cross country team finished in second place at the Conference Carolinas Championships. The Tornado were paced by three runners in the top-10, and led by Tanner Cook’s fourth place finish.
Swiney named Academic All-ConferenceBRISTOL, Tenn. – On Monday, Conference Carolinas announced its 2014 men’s and women’s cross country academic all-conference teams. One member of the King University men’s cross country team was named to the team after surpassing the requirements needed to achieve the honor.
King finishes 3rd behind Cook 's top 10 outingMONTEVALLO, Ala. – The King University men’s cross country team looked like a championship caliber team when they took part in the Falcon Classic. The Tornado finished in third behind Conference Carolinas opponent the University of Mount Olive and Mars Hill University.
King impresses at Greater Louisville ClassicLOUISVILLE, Ky. – The King University men’s cross country team has aspirations of qualifying for their third straight NCAA Championship, and Saturday gave the Tornado a chance to see the 2014 championship course. The Tornado didn’t disappoint finishing 12th in a field of 42 teams as a trio of runners finished under the 26 minute mark.
King finishes fifth at Furman Cross Country ClassicGREENVILLE, S.C. – The King University men's cross country team continued their great start to the season, taking third of 10 non-Division I teams at the Furman Cross Country Classic on Saturday morning. For the second time in as many weeks, the Tornado were led by a top-10 finish from Tanner Cook.
Tornado trio earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honorsBRISTOL, Tenn. – The season may have just started, but King University had three student-athletes earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for their respective sport. The Tornado swept the cross country awards with Amelia Martin earning the distinction on the women’s side and Tanner Cook on the men’s side. Summer Kremer also eanred conference player of the week honors in women’s volleyball.