BRISTOL, Tenn. – Two King University track and field athletes earned All-Southeast honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Adriel McPhee earned the honor on the men's side and Kirstin Barton garnered recognition on the women's side.
McPhee earns all-region honors for the first time, coming in the 110 meter hurdles. The Freeport, Bahamas native finished second at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a time of 14.75 seconds. He posted his personal best time of 14.63 seconds came at the Catamount Classic where he finished first among college athletes. That time broke the school record that had stood since 2006. Most recently he finished first at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier with a time of 14.93 seconds.
Barton also earns all-region honors for the first time, coming in 10,000 meter run. The San Antonio, Texas native finished third at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a 10,000 meter time of 40:42.44. Barton posted a season-best time of 38:56.99 at the Montreat College Invitational where she finished third.
The top-5 individuals in each event from each region earned USTFCCCA All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the regions' top-3 relay teams. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast and West – match those used during the indoor track & field season.