Tornado open season High Point InviteHIGH POINT, N.C – The King University women's track and field team opened their outdoor season at the High Point Invitational over the weekend. Hannah Kumierz had a top ten finish in the 3000 meter run, and Amari McFadden finished 15th in the 100 meter dash out of 53 contestants participating.
Six track & field athletes named Academic All-Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, 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.
Record setting day at Buccaneer InviteJOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women's track and field team competed at the Buccaneer Invite over the weekend. Ashley Miller led the Tornado, setting a school record in the 60 meter hurdles.
Jones named ECAC Rookie of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight week, the King University women’s track and field team has had the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Rookie of the Week. This week, Ebony Jones earned that distinction after her performance at the Wake Forest Invitational.
Jones leads King at Wake Forest InvitationalWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women's track and field team competed at the Wake Forest Invitational on Saturday. Ebony Jones had the highest finish for the Tornado on the day, placing 13th in the long jump.
Grayson, Ballowe take ECAC Weekly AwardsBRISTOL, 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.
Two Tornado finish in top ten at ETSU InvitationalJOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women's track and field team opened their indoor season at the ETSU Invitational over the weekend. Kaitlin Rivera finished in 7th place in the 5000 meter event and Taylor Grayson posted a 9th place finish in the weight throw.
McFadden chosen to attend NCAA Leadership ForumBRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming up next month, King University track and field athlete Amani McFadden will become the second Tornado student-athlete to attend an NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum. McFadden was one of three Conference Carolinas student-athletes to get selected to attend the Leadership Forum.
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.
Johnson selected Conference Carolinas Freshman of the YearBRSITOL, Tenn. – Following her stellar performance the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships, King University’s Esther Johnson has been selected the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Freshman of the Year. She posted three top five finishes, including two runner-up placements at the conference meet.
Jennings, Johnson lead King at conference championshipsBANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team turned in a solid performance over the weekend at the Conference Carolinas Championships, taking fifth of nine teams. Jordan Jennings and Esther Johnson led the way with second place finishes, Jennings in the 400 meters and Johnson in both the shot put and discus.
Farmen, McFadden earn league weekly awardsBRISTOL, 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.
McFadden sets three PRs at Beynon Sports Catamount ClassicCULLOWHEE, N.C. – Following a meet that was dominated by weather last weekend, the King University women’s track and field team took to the track at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic on what was a beautiful Saturday. Amari McFadden set three personal records on the weekend to lead the Tornado.
Six Tornado selected academic All-Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, 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 RelaysWILLIAMSBURG, 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.
Hatfield breaks 3,000 meter steeplechase recordRALIEGH, N.C. – Connor Hatfield set a school record in the 3,000 meter steeplechase over the weekend to lead a selected group of King University track and field athletes at the Raleigh Relays.
Tornado kickoff outdoor season at Wake Forest OpenWAKE FOREST, N.C. – To kick off the 2016 outdoor track and field season, the King University women’s track and field team competed in the Wake Forest Open. The Tornado were able to showcase their abilities against top division one opponents in the meet to prep for the season ahead.
Farmen, Jennings selected USTFCCCA All-Southeast RegionBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s track and field team closed in the indoor season on Sunday and on Monday two Tornado were named USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region. Elijah Farmen earned the distinction for the men and Jordan Jennings for the women.
Johnson leads King at Conference Carolinas IndoorsWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – In the final indoor meet of the season, Esther Johnson closed the indoor season on a high note for the King University women’s track and field team. Johnson set a pair of personal records, taking home one championship and one runner-up performance to lead King to a fifth place finish at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Johnson, Sattz selected Conference Carolinas Players of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University had two more athletes garner weekly awards from Conference Carolinas on Tuesday. Esther Johnson earned Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the Week for the second time and Ryan Sattz was named Conference Carolina Baseball Player of the Week.
Johnson sets 55 meter hurdles record at App StateBOONE, N.C. – In their final tune-up before the Conference Carolinas Championships, the King University women’s track and field team turned in a solid performance at the Appalachian State Split Open. Astri Johnson set a school record, and three other personal records fell for the Tornado.
Johnson tabbed Conference Carolinas Athlete of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season the King University women’s track and field team has had a field athlete named Conference Carolinas Athlete of the Week. Following her first place finish at the Darius Dixon Invitational, Esther Johnson garnered honors this week.
Johnson grabs 1st place finish at Darius Dixon InvitationalLYNCHBURG, Va. – The King University women's track and field team competed in the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational where the Tornado recorded multiple top five finisheds. Highlighting their success was Esther Johnson who stood on the top of the podium for the Tornado.
Tornado stretch legs at ETSU InviteBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team got their spring season underway at the ETSU Invitational over the weekend. Jordan Jennings led the way for the Tornado as she qualified for the finals of the 400 meter dash.
School record gives McFadden Conference Carolinas Weekly AwardBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s track and field athlete Amani McFadden burst onto the scene in her first collegiate meet over the weekend, and with that she was named Conference Carolinas Women’s Field Athlete of the Week. The freshman set the school record in the triple jump at the Appalachian State Open to earn the award in the opening week of the season.
King opens season with solid showing at App State OpenBOONE, N.C. – In their first meet of the season, the King University women’s track and field team set one school record during what was a successful first meet. Freshman Amani McFadden set the new school mark in the triple jump to open the season on Friday night and set the tone for the weekend.
Depth to lead Tornado in 2015-16BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team turned in a pair of high finishes at the Conference Carolinas Championships a season ago, and despite losing some talent, second-year head coach Amanda Williamson has the Tornado in position for a couple of stellar finishes this season. The Tornado return a lot of depth, and along with some talented newcomers, King should be in position to finish near the top of the league again.
Keitt, Henry, Robinson earn NCAA Degree Completion awardsBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University had a trio of student-athletes earn NCAA Division II Degree Completion Awards earlier this month. Tia Keitt, Maegan Henry and Alexis Robinson all completed their athletic careers this spring at King and earned these awards to finish their degrees at King.
Four Tornado named USTFCCCA All-Southeast RegionBRISTOL, Tenn. – With the completion of the track and field team, four King University student-athletes were named All-Southeast Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) this week. Both Raheem Smith and Reggie Warren earned the distinction on the men’s side while both Maegan Henry and Eliza Parker were named All-Region in two events each.
Pair of PRs fall at Duke TwilightDURHAM, N.C. – A trio of King University track and field athletes completed their seasons on Wednesday and Thursday at the Duke Twilight Invitational. Both James Russell Ballowe and Hannah Sanford set personal records while Eliza Parker nearly set one herself.
Henry named Conference Carolinas Field Most Valuable PerformerBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth time in two years, King University women’s track and field star, Maegan Henry has garnered Conference Carolinas Women’s Field Most Valuable Performer honors. Henry earned a pair of victories at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships, to earn the award for the second straight year.
Henry claims two golds as King finishes fourthBANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team were back in action at the Conference Carolinas outdoor championships. Standing in second after day one, the Tornado look to make the jump into first, however, it did not go as planned as King completed the event in fourth. Leading the way for the Tornado was Maegan Henry and Eliza Parker.
Outdoor track and field academic all-conference announcedBRISTOL, Tenn. – With the outdoor season about to conclude, Conference Carolinas released their outdoor track and field academic all-conference recipients. The Tornado had eight women student-athletes earn the distinction and three men named academic all-conference.
Tornado race to 10th, Parker breaks school recordCULLOWHEE, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team competed at the Beynon Sports Classic and raced their way to a 10th place finish. The Tornado posted a very solid meeting heading into the Conference Carolinas outdoor championships.
Martin, Henry lead King at Terrier RelaysSPARTANBURG, S.C. – On Saturday at the Terrier Relays hosted by Wofford College, the King University women’s track and field team was led by Maegan Henry and Amelia Martin. The duo each set personal records at the meet, Martin the 1,500 meter run and Henry in the javelin.
Parker leads King with new school recordROCK HILL, S.C. – The King University women's track and field team returned to action at the Winthrop Invitational in their second outdoor event of the season. Eliza Parker highlighted the Tornado performances in the 3000 meter steeplechase while Amelia Martin, Hannah Sanford and Maegan Henry posted solid finishes.
Parker, Burchfield perform at Wake Forest InvitationalWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team was back in action for the first time on an outdoor track. Highlighting the performances for the Tornado was Eliza Parker in the 5000 meter and Shelbie Burchfield in the High Jump.