Women's Cross Country News Archives

  • Tornado trio earns USTFCCCA Academic Award
    February 09, 2017
    BRISTOL, 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.
  • Tornado finish 22nd at the NCAA Southeast Regional
    November 05, 2016
    MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The King University women’s cross country team closed the season with a 22nd place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Kaitlin Rivera led the way for the Tornado with a 45th place finish.
  • Three Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    October 21, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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.
  • Tornado take 8th at Conference Carolinas Championship
    October 21, 2016
    CONCORD, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team competed at the Conference Carolinas Championship and came away with an eighth place finish. The Tornado were led by Kaitlin Rivera who finished 13th.
  • Cook, Rivera take ECAC weekly awards
    October 12, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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.
  • Four personal records fall at Queens Royals XC Challenge
    October 07, 2016
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In their final preparation for the Conference Carolinas Championship, the King University women’s cross country team ran at the Queens Royals XC Challenge. Kaitlin Rivera led the way with a personal record time to finish 72nd in a deep field.
  • Rivera leads King at Greater Louisville Classic
    October 01, 2016
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The King University women’s cross country team returned to action at the highly attended Greater Louisville Classic. The Tornado finished 41st in the blue race and were led by Kaitlin Rivera who finished 100th in a field of more than 400 runners.
  • Tornado take sixth at Asheville XC Carnival
    September 10, 2016
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team turned in a solid effort at the Asheville XC Carnival on Saturday. Kaitlin Rivera led the way for the Tornado as the team finished sixth.
  • Tornado stretch legs at Eye Opener Invitational
    September 02, 2016
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women's cross country team opened their season at the Eye Opener Invitational on Friday evening. The Tornado faced off against stiff NCAA Division I competition.
  • Williamson adds Pierce to staff
    July 18, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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.
  • Tornado trio earns USTFCCCA Individual Academic Award
    February 22, 2016
    BRISTOL, 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.
  • King finishes 19th at NCAA Southeast Regionals
    November 07, 2015
    WINGATE, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team finished 19th out of 27 teams at the NCAA Southeast Regional race this afternoon. King was led by freshman Samantha Schreiber who finished in 26th place for the Tornado.
  • Schreiber leads King at Conference Carolinas Championship
    October 23, 2015
    CONCORD, N.C. – As the three-time defending Conference Carolinas champions, the Tornado had a chance to win their fourth straight on Friday afternoon. The Tornado placed two runners in the top 10, but finished fifth as a team.
  • Tornado take 22nd at Royals Challenge
    October 09, 2015
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After having their second race of the season rained out, the King University women’s cross country team took to the course on Friday even at McAlpine Park in Charlotte at the Royals Challenge. The Tornado finished 22nd in the 37-team field and three Tornado set personal records at the event.
  • Saturday's Upstate Invite canceled for King women's cross country
    October 02, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – With rain moving through the southeast this weekend, Saturday’s King University women’s cross country meet, the Upstate Invitational in Spartanburg, S.C. has been canceled.
  • King sweeps Conference Carolinas cross country weekly awards
    September 22, 2015
    BRISTOL, 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 finishes 11th in Virginia Tech Alumni Event
    September 18, 2015
    Blacksburg, Va. – The King University women's cross country team traveled to compete in the Virginia Tech Alumni Invite on Friday evening. King raced against 10 Division I opponents, finishing 11th overall..
  • Schreiber selected Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week
    September 16, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – It was a memorable first collegiate race for King University women’s cross country runner Samantha Schreiber. The freshman won the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational which earned her Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week honors.
  • Tornado take 2nd in season opener behind two top finishes
    September 11, 2015
    NEWTON, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team opened their season at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational 5K on Friday evening against fellow regional opponents. The Tornado are off to a great start as they recorded the first and second place times and finished second place overall.
  • King aims for fourth straight Conference Carolinas title
    September 01, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The expectations have continued to grow for the King University women’s cross country team following their third straight Conference Carolinas championship in 2014. As they were a season ago, the Tornado will be young, with a roster of all underclassmen for first-year head coach Amanda Williamson.
  • Jelen added as track and field/cross country assistant
    February 05, 2015
    BRISTOL, 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 coach
    January 06, 2015
    BRISTOL, 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 Martin
    December 18, 2014
    BRISTOL, 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-Region
    December 01, 2014
    BRISTOL, 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.
  • Martin leads Tornado to 10th place finish
    November 22, 2014
    MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The King University women’s cross country team looked to continue their winning ways when they traveled to Montevallo, Ala to take part in the NCAA Southeast regional, a 6k race. In a tough field, Amelia Martin led the Tornado with a 19th place finish after posting a time of 23:27.32.
  • King takes third consecutive Conference Carolinas championship
    November 07, 2014
    CONCORD, N.C. – At the beginning of the year, the King University women’s cross country team, comprised of all freshmen, had a challenge front of them as the preseason Conference Carolinas favorite to win a third straight league title. On Friday evening that goal came to fruition as the Tornado won their third straight title behind 2014 Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year Amelia Martin who finished second at the meet.
  • Tornado finish 4th; Edwards, Green, Sanford post personal bests
    October 18, 2014
    MONTEVALLO, Ala. – After a week off, the King University women’s cross country team looked to be in prestige form when they traveled to Montevallo, Ala. to take part in the Falcon Classic, a 6k race. Leading the way for the Tornado was Amelia Martin who helped the team earn a fourth place finish.
  • Tornado turn in solid finish at Greater Louisville Classic
    October 04, 2014
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After a couple weeks off, the King University women’s cross country team turned in a solid performance at the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday morning. The Tornado were led again by Amelia Martin who posted her fastest 5k time wearing the Scarlet and Navy as King finished 29th in a deep field of 38 teams.
  • Martin earns second top-10, leads King at Furman XC Classic
    September 13, 2014
    GREENVILLE, S.C. – In her second career race, Amelia Martin earned her second top-10 finish, leading the King University women's cross country team to a fourth place finish at the Furman Cross Country Classic.
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