Seven Tornado athletes named USTFCCCA All-Region
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the outdoor track and field season nearly complete, seven King University athletes have earned USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region honors. Three Tornado women's athletes garnered recognition while four men earned the distinction that was headlined by Justin Newring, Brent Swiney and Maegan Henry.
Newring earned All-Region in both the 200 and 400 meters. The Knoxville, Tenn., native's 200 meter time of 21.40 is the best time in Conference Carolinas this season and is also an NCAA provisional qualifying time. He also holds the fastest 400 meter time of 48.48 in Conference Carolinas this season. The junior earned All-Region honors in the 200 and 4x400 meter relay in 2013 as well as earned recognition in the 200, 400 and 4x400 meter relay during the indoor season.
Swiney, native of Bristol, Va., has set both the 800 and 1500 meter school records en route to garnering All-Region accolades in both events. His 800 meter time of 1:55.57 is third in Conference Carolinas and his 1500 meter time of 3:52.25 is second in the league this season. The sophomore's 1500 meter time is also an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Swiney earned All-Region honors during the indoor season in the mile.
A native of Bluefield, Va., Henry earned All-Region honors in both the hammer throw and shot put after she repeated as Conference Carolinas champion in both this year. Her conference champion shot put of 14.04 meters gave her an NCAA provision qualifying mark and set a new school record in the process, becoming the first Tornado to eclipse 14 meters. The junior was also victorious in the hammer throw with a school record toss of 44.43 meters, another school record. She has the top marks in Conference Carolinas in both events as well. This marks the second straight year Henry earned All-Region honors in both events. She also earned All-Region honors in both the shot put and the weight throw during the indoor season.
On the men's side, Reggie Warren and Jeremy Stamper also earned All-Region honors. Warren, a junior from Knoxville, Tenn., earned All-Region honors in the 200 meters, posting a time of 21.84, which is the fifth fastest in the conference. During the indoor season, he earned All-Region honors in the 60, 200 and 4x400 meter relay. A native of Marion, Va., Stamper won the Conference Carolinas outdoor title with a school record toss of 14.42 meters. The sophomore also earned All-Region honors in shot put during the indoor season.
On the women's side, Shelbie Burchfield and Eliza Parker both earned All-Region accolades. Burchfield, a junior from Morristown, Tenn., earned honors in the high jump with a mark of 1.63 meters. That mark also is the best mark in Conference Carolinas this season. She finished second at the conference meet and after earning All-Region honors during the indoor season in the high jump. Parker earned recognition in the 5000 meter run during the outdoor season after earning the same distinction during the indoor season. The senor from Oswego, N.Y., took second at the conference meet and owns the league's fastest time of the season, 18:17.50 set at the year's first meet, the Charlotte 49er Classic.