Tornado trio earns USTFCCCA Academic AwardBRISTOL, 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 RegionalMONTEVALLO, 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 CarolinasBRISTOL, 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 ChampionshipCONCORD, 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 awardsBRISTOL, 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 ChallengeCHARLOTTE, 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 ClassicLOUISVILLE, 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 CarnivalASHEVILLE, 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 InvitationalSPARTANBURG, 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 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.
Tornado trio earns USTFCCCA Individual Academic AwardBRISTOL, 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 RegionalsWINGATE, 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.
Tornado take 22nd at Royals ChallengeCHARLOTTE, 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.
King sweeps Conference Carolinas cross country weekly awardsBRISTOL, 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 EventBlacksburg, 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 WeekBRISTOL, 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 finishesNEWTON, 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 titleBRISTOL, 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 assistantBRISTOL, 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 coachBRISTOL, 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 MartinBRISTOL, 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-RegionBRISTOL, 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 finishMONTEVALLO, 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 championshipCONCORD, 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 bestsMONTEVALLO, 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 ClassicLOUISVILLE, 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.
Tornado trio earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honorsBRISTOL, Tenn. – The season may have just started, but King University had three student-athletes earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for their respective sport. The Tornado swept the cross country awards with Amelia Martin earning the distinction on the women’s side and Tanner Cook on the men’s side. Summer Kremer also eanred conference player of the week honors in women’s volleyball.
King takes fourth to open 2014SPARTANBURG, S.C. – With uncertainty coming into the season, the King University women’s cross country team started the 2014 season off on a high note. In the competitive Eye Opener Invitational that featured numerous NCAA Division I teams, the Tornado finish fourth overall and second among NCAA Division II teams.
New look Tornado aim for third straight conference titleBRSITOL, Tenn. – The expectations for the King University women’s cross country team are always high, and that is no different in 2014 as the Tornado hope to take a third consecutive Conference Carolinas title. The task may be more daunting for head coach Peter Dalton this season as he does not have any returners from the 2013 campaign.
Witt earns Capital One Academic All-American second straight seasonBRISTOL, Tenn. – Hannah Witt added yet another award to her mantle last week when the Capital One Academic All-American Track and Field/Cross Country team was announced. Witt was selected to the Capital Academic All-America second team a season after garnering third team recognition.
Witt nominated for NCAA Woman of the YearBRISTOL, Tenn. – Hannah Witt continues to accumulate accolades, even after her time rewriting the King University women’s cross country record book is through. On Monday, Witt was named one of two Conference Carolinas nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. The NCAA Woman of the Year Award recognizes excellence in leadership, athletics, academics and service. Seniors who completed their final year of athletic eligibility are eligible for the award.
Witt, Henry garner Capital One Academic All-District honorsBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the completion of her career, King University women’s cross country runner Hannah Witt continues to win awards, recently being named Capital One Academic All-District for the second consecutive year. She was joined on the team by track and field star, Maegan Henry who earns the honor for the first time.
Sokol selected Conference Carolinas Academic AthleteBRISTOL, Tenn. – Kendra Sokol has been selected as the Conference Carolinas Women’s Cross Country Academic Athlete of the Year for the 2013 season. Sokol had a stellar senior season for the Tornado, helping lead King to their second consecutive Conference Carolinas title.
Hannah Witt 50th at NCAA ChampionshipsSPOKANE, Wash. – Representing the King University women’s cross country team, senior Tornado runner Hannah Witt turned in an impressive performance in her final race in a king uniform at the NCAA Division II Championships in Spokane, Wash. on Saturday, finishing in the 50th position.
Witt represents Tornado NCAA ChampionshipsBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive season, the King University men’s cross country team will travel to the NCAA Championships to compete for a national title. With four All-Region performers and a second-place finish at the NCAA Region Championship on November 9, the Tornado will look to improve upon last year’s 27th-place result at the national meet in Spokane, Wash on Saturday. In the women’s race, the Tornado will be represented by senior Hannah Witt.
Witt named USTFCCCA Southeast Region Athlete of the YearBRISTOL, Tenn. – In what has been a record setting year, King women’s cross country senior Hannah Witt has added yet another award to her mantle. Witt won the NCAA Southeast Regional on Saturday and was named Southeast Region Athlete of the Year.