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.

Earl Rahming (Nassau, Bahamas) ran to second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.57 seconds.

Lanneickia Brewton (Inman, S.C.) used a time of 26.52 seconds to finish fifth in the 200 and was 13th in the 60-meter dash thanks to a 8.08 second performance. All 12 runners in front of her were from NCAA Division I schools.

Carrie Nelson (Independence, Va.) lowered her school record in the 3,000 meters as she crossed the finish line at the 10 minute and 42.05 second mark, good enough for sixth. Danielle Beauvais (Danville, Va.) followed in seventh, two seconds behind and Hannah Witt (Mountain City, Tenn.) was also two seconds back in eighth.

Ryan Williamson (Seymour, Tenn.) broke the program's 500 meter record with a run of 1:08.38 which was the eighth fastest time at the event.

Spencer Frantom (Morristown, Tenn.) crossed the finish line in the 3,000 meters in 9:05.04 which put him eighth. Naseem Haje (Hagerstown, Md.) followed a second back.

Ashtan Hibar (Mansfield, Ohio) used a 37-foot and 4-inch toss in the shot put to finish 10th.

Shavar Watson (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and his 52.12 second run in the 400 was good enough for 12th.

Evan Ferrell (Richlands, Va.) covered the mile in 5:33.97.

All of the marks were NCCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championship qualifying marks.

King will run at the Niswonger Invitational at East Tennessee State University on Friday and Saturday.