Women's Cross Country News Archives

October 18, 2014
Tornado finish 4th; Edwards, Green, Sanford post personal bests
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.

October 4, 2014
Tornado turn in solid finish at Greater Louisville Classic
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.

September 13, 2014
Martin earns second top-10, leads King at Furman XC Classic
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.

September 9, 2014
Tornado trio earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors
BRISTOL, 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.

September 5, 2014
King takes fourth to open 2014
SPARTANBURG, 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.

September 2, 2014
New look Tornado aim for third straight conference title
BRSITOL, 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.

June 30, 2014
Witt earns Capital One Academic All-American second straight season
BRISTOL, 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.

June 18, 2014
Witt nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year
BRISTOL, 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.

May 29, 2014
Witt, Henry garner Capital One Academic All-District honors
BRISTOL, 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.

February 12, 2014
Sokol selected Conference Carolinas Academic Athlete
BRISTOL, 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.

November 23, 2013
Hannah Witt 50th at NCAA Championships
SPOKANE, 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.

November 22, 2013
Witt represents Tornado NCAA Championships
BRISTOL, 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.

November 12, 2013
Witt named USTFCCCA Southeast Region Athlete of the Year
BRISTOL, 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.

November 9, 2013
Witt wins NCAA Southeast Region Championship, Tornado finish sixth
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the first time in school history, a King University cross country runner has won an NCAA Regional title.

October 25, 2013
Witt takes Conference Carolinas title, Tornado repeat as champs
CONCORD, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team successfully defended its 2012 Conference Carolinas championship on Friday at Frank Liske Park, winning the 2013 conference title behind a stellar run from conference champion Hannah Witt.

October 21, 2013
Six Tornado runners named Academic All-Conference
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas office announced its cross country academic all-conference teams on Tuesday morning, and King University was well represented. Six King University student-athletes were named to the squads, the second-most in the conference behind North Greenville University’s seven.

October 16, 2013
King takes three CC Weekly awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday when Conference Carolinas announced their weekly awards, three King University student-athletes were honored. Both Hannah Witt and Spencer Frantom won the awards for cross country while Elizabeth Swallow took home the women’s golf award.

October 11, 2013
King sets five PRs, school record at Royal XC Challenge
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On Friday afternoon, the King University women’s cross country team turned in one of their best performances of the season as each of King’s top-5 runners set personal records at the Royal Cross Country Challenge. For the second week in a row, Hannah Witt set a new school record, leading the Tornado to a sixth place finish in a meet that had 45 teams.

October 9, 2013
Witt takes second CC Weekly Award of the year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, King University’s Hannah Witt has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week during week number five of the 2013 season. On Friday, Witt posted a school record time en route to winning the Mountaineer Open.

October 4, 2013
Witt takes individual title with new school record
BOONE, N.C. – Hannah Witt set a new King University record on Friday at the Mountaineer Open, beating out a host of Division I runners to win the event overall.

September 20, 2013
Witt finishes second to pace Tornado
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Hannah Witt continued her dominance during the young cross country season, finishing second overall in the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational in which King was the only NCAA Division II participant.

September 11, 2013
Witt, Frantom named Conference Carolinas Runners of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Both the women's and men's cross country teams had a strong opening weekend of team competition, placing second and first respectively at the Eye Opener Invitational in Spartanburg, S.C. on Friday. Conference Carolinas announced today that Tornado runners Hannah Witt and Spencer Frantom were named Runners of the Week after their impressive individual performances at the meet.

September 6, 2013
Witt pulls away from field at Eye Opener
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s cross country team opened its season with a second place finish among NCAA Division II teams at the Eye Opener Invitational on Friday evening. Hannah Witt opened her final season with bang, taking first place at the event which included both Division I and II runners.

September 2, 2013
Veteran Tornado squad eyes repeat in 2013
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A season ago, the King University women’s cross country team captured the Conference Carolinas championship, marking their first conference title in school history. The Tornado are primed for a repeat in 2013, returning four of their top five runners from the Conference Carolinas Championships.

June 26, 2013
Witt named Capital One Academic All-American
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Hanna Witt’s trophy case continues to fill up as she was named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team on Wednesday. Witt helped the King women’s indoor and outdoor track & field teams capture Conference Carolinas championships in 2013, and narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA Track & Field Championships.

June 18, 2013
Dalton returns to lead Tornado cross country teams
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Director of Athletics David Hicks announced earlier today that Peter Dalton will return to King University as the head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country teams, six weeks after departing King for a position on the coaching staff at Lipscomb University.

June 4, 2013
Williamson promoted to lead King cross country, track & field
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Athletic Director David Hicks announced Amanda Williamson ’10 as the new cross country and track and field head coach. Williamson was a standout athlete at King and was an assistant coach for the past three seasons.

May 30, 2013
Witt earns Capital One Academic All-District 3 honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Hannah Witt added another award on Thursday when she was named to the Capital One Academic All-District first team for track and field and cross country. Most recently, Witt was earned Conference Carolinas Spring Scholar Athlete.

May 6, 2013
Dalton takes position at Lipscomb
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head cross country and track and field coach Peter Dalton has accepted the position of Assistant Cross Country Coach and Track at Lipscomb University. Peter will remain at King through May 31 and will coach our student-athletes at the NCAA Championships, and will assist the current staff as they wrap up recruiting efforts for fall 2013.

November 5, 2012
Four Named to All-Region Team by USTFCCCA
Following Saturday’s NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championships, four King harriers were named to the All-Region Team.

November 3, 2012
King Harriers Take Their Marks for Regional Championship
The King men’s and women’s cross country teams are set for the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championship, being held Saturday in Charlotte, N.C.

November 3, 2012
Lady Tornado Finish Fourth at Southeast Regional Championships
Kendra Sokol finished sixth overall to lead King to a fourth place finish at the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championships.

October 19, 2012
Women’s Cross Country Wins First Conference Carolinas Championship
King College Women's Cross Country has won the 2012 Conference Carolinas Championship led by Kendra Sokol's second place finish.

October 18, 2012
Cross Country Races into Concord for Conference Championships
King College Men’s and Women’s Cross Country will head to Frank Liske Park in Concord, N.C. for Friday's Conference Carolinas Championships.

October 18, 2012
Six Named to Cross Country Academic All-Conference Team
King Tornado Cross Country placed a league-high six student-athletes on the Academic All-Conference Team, as announced by the league on Thursday.

October 5, 2012
Cross Country Nearly Perfect in Pre-Conference Meet Sweep
Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams won the first place in the team standings behind Evan Ferrell's team-leading third place individual finish.

September 27, 2012
Frantom, Sokol Led the Pack at UNC-Charlotte Invitational
Spencer Frantom finished in the top 50 among a field of more than 240 runners while Kendra Sokol led the way for the women.

September 14, 2012
Witt, Frantom Finish Among Strong Pack of Runners at Va. Tech Invite
Hannah Witt finished with her name among some of the top Division I schools in the region with her 13th place time at Friday’s Virginia Tech Invitational.

September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.

September 1, 2012
Cross Country Opens Strong at Berry Invitational
Spencer Frantom and Kendra Sokol led King College to a pair of fifth place team finishes to start the 2012 campaign strongly at the Berry Invitational.

August 29, 2012
Women’s Cross Country Ranked Second in Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll
The King College women’s cross country team was ranked second in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll, released on Wednesday.

August 28, 2012
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Selected Second in Southeast Region Preseason Poll
The King College men’s and women’s cross country teams were each ranked second in the USTFCCCA Southeast Regional Coaches’ Preseason Poll.

August 20, 2012
Get Closer to Tornado Athletics with Text Updates!
Tornado Athletic is introducing a new way to keep up-to-date on your favorite King sport team with its text message update service. The service is open to all and free of charge.

August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.

July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)

April 25, 2012
King Athletics Host Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
The King College Athletic Department hosted an end-of-the-year awards banquet for the student-athletes of its 24 varsity sports, faculty, and staff on Tuesday night.

April 16, 2012
King College Invites Alumni and Friends to Celebrate 86th Dogwood Weekend
Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 86th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 20-23.

February 16, 2012
Cross Country Nationally Recognized for Academic Success
The USTFCCCA has named the King College men's and women's cross country teams to the Scholar Team List for the 2011 season.

February 10, 2012
Student-Athletes Engage in Storm Chaser Mentor Program
King student-athletes continue to impact the lives of Bristol elementary school children through Storm Chaser Mentor Program

February 9, 2012
Multiple Harriers Named to National All-Academic Team
Four King College Cross Country members were named to the U.S. Cross Country and Track and Field All-Academic team on Thursday.

January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21

December 8, 2011
Alfano Named Women’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Women's Cross Country runner Danielle Alfano was one of five named to the Conference Carolinas Fall Scholar-Athletes of the Year on Thursday.

November 5, 2011
Tornado Cross Country Finishes Top-5 in Southeast Regional Championships
The Division II Southeast Regional Championships were held in Charlotte, N.C. on Satuday, where King Cross Country placed inside the top-5.

October 27, 2011
Find Your Conference Carolinas Destination Right Here!
Ever wonder where each of our new conference member schools are located or how to get there? Wonder no more! More details inside...

October 21, 2011
Conference Carolinas Championships Bring High Finishes and Personal Records
King College Cross Country made high marks on a team and individual level at the Conference Carolinas Championships, held today.

October 20, 2011
Four King Runners Named to Academic All-Conference Team
Conference Carolinas announced this year's Cross Country Academic All-Conference honorees which includes four King College runners.

October 18, 2011
King Harriers Run into Conference Championships Ranked Second in Region
After the most recent regional rankings by the USTFCCCA, King Men's and Women's Cross Country have been tabbed second in the Southeast region

October 11, 2011
Cross Country Remains in Regional Spotlight in Weekly Rankings
King College Cross Country has been ranked second in the Southeast region by the USTFCCCA, the fourth straight week the team has achieved the honor

October 4, 2011
King Remains Second in Southeast Region
King College men's and women's Cross Country finished second in the Southeast region poll, as released by the USTFCCCA earlier today

October 1, 2011
Tornado Finish Regular Season Strong at Greater Louisville Classic
Spencer Frantom and Danielle Beauvais paced the Tornado harriers in their respective races at the Greater Louisville Classic Saturday.

September 27, 2011
King Harriers Respected With Second Place Regional Ranking
King Cross Country was named second in the Southeast region by the USTFCCCA earlier today. This is now the third straight week King has kept the ranking

September 22, 2011
Support King Athletics with Nike Gear Fundraiser
For a limited time only, you can purchase stylish, King Tornado Nike gear and support your student-athletes at the same time! More details inside...

September 20, 2011
King Men’s and Women’s XC Maintain Regional Ranking
The USTFCCCA released its first regional rankings of the season today, naming King College men's and women's Cross Country second in the Southeast region

September 16, 2011
Frantom Sets New School Record At Clemson Classic
Spencer Frantom led all Tornado racers at the Clemson Classic, finishing 28th overall and setting a new top time in College history.

September 2, 2011
Frantom Highlights at Covered Bridge Open
Tornado Cross Country opened its season today at the Covered Bridge Invitational. Spencer Frantom led all King runners placing 16th overall for the men.

September 1, 2011
Preseason Poll Places Women’s Cross Country Fifth
The Lady Tornado cross country team has been named fifth in this year's preseason coaches' poll, as released by the Conference Carolinas office.

August 24, 2011
King Cross Country Among Top in the Regional Preseason Poll
Tornado men's and women's cross country were recognized on a regional scale yesterday, ranking second in the USTFCCCA preseason poll

February 18, 2011
Lady Tornado Cross Country makes the grade to top USTFCCCA list
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The King College women's cross country team was among 107 NCAA Division II squads honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association with All-Academic status as the Lady Tornado had the highest cumulative team GPA of all honorees.

February 16, 2011
Six Lady Tornado athletes on USTFCCCA All-Academic team
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The King College women's cross country team placed six athletes on the 2010 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association Division II All-Academic Cross Country squad.

December 9, 2010
Sokol runs to NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week nod
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Kendra Sokol was awarded the NCCAA Women's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week honor, the national office announced.

December 4, 2010
King finishes 22nd at program's first NCAA Division II Championship
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - King College ran to a 22nd place finish Saturday at the 2010 NCAA Division II Women's Cross Country National Championship.

December 2, 2010
Keep up with King at nationals
Keep up with the King College women's cross country, women's volleyball and women's soccer teams at nationals this week with the team's blogs.

November 30, 2010
Nelson picks up NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week nod
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Carrie Nelson received the NCCAA Women's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Week from the national office.

November 23, 2010
King All-Region trio honored by USTFCCCA
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Three King College cross country athletes were recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region runners, the organization announced Tuesday.

November 21, 2010
Lady Tornado Cross Country runs to NCAA Division II Nationals with runner up finish
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - King College has punched a ticket to the 2010 NCAA Division II Women's Cross Country National Champion with a second-place finish at Saturday's NCAA Division II Southeast Region Championship.

November 18, 2010
Lady Tornado running towards potential NCAA bid
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College women's cross country team is preparing for the squad's first NCAA Division II Southeast Region Championship meet, to be contested Saturday in Charlotte, N.C.

November 9, 2010
Six straight weeks ranked second for Lady Tornado runners
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The King College women's cross country did not move from a No. 2 ranking in the newest edition of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Association NCAA Division II Southeast Region rankings, the national organization announced Tuesday.

November 5, 2010
Nelson posts second-place run at Cavalier Open
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - King College's Carrie Nelson finished second at the Cavalier Open Friday.

November 2, 2010
Another No. 2 NCAA Division II Southeast Region ranking for Lady Tornado
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The King College women's cross country maintained a No. 2 ranking again in the latest edition of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Association NCAA Division II Southeast Region rankings, the national organization announced Tuesday.

October 26, 2010
King Women's Cross Country keeps No. 2 region ranking
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The King College women's cross country was No. 2 once again in the newest edition of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Association NCAA Division II Southeast Region ranking, the national organization announced Tuesday.

October 20, 2010
Lady Tornado Cross Country holds onto potential NCAA qualifying mark
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The King College women's cross country squad held onto the No. 2 spot in the latest edition of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Association NCAA Division II Southeast Region ranking, the national organization announced.

October 15, 2010
Faster school record for King's Nelson at Royal XC Challenge
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The King College women's cross country school record was lowered for a second straight event as Carrie Nelson ran to the mark Friday at the Royal Cross Country Challenge.

October 12, 2010
King Women's Cross Country at No. 2 for second week in a row
NEW ORLEANS, La. - King College was No. 2 in this week's United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division II Southeast Region women's ranking, the organization announced Tuesday. This marks the second straight week for the Lady Tornado at the No. 2 spot.

October 5, 2010
Lady Tornado run to No. 2 in NCAA Southeast Region
NEW ORLEANS, La. - King College was the highest riser in this week's United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division II Southeast Region women's ranking, the organization announced Tuesday. The Lady Tornado squad went from No. 6 all the way to No. 2 in the region.

October 2, 2010
Lady Tornado uses fast times for Top 5 at Greater Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The King College women's cross country team posted a fifth-place finish as a team at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic Saturday as the Lady Tornado was able to run past teams from the Southeast region thanks to a hosts of personal bests including a school record.

September 29, 2010
King at No. 6 in latest USTFCC Women's ranking
NEW ORLEANS, La. - King College did not move from No. 6 in the newest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division II Southeast Region women's ranking, released by the organization Wednesday.

September 28, 2010
King Cross Country helps at Bristol Cross
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College cross country team went into the community Saturday by volunteering at the Bristol Cross event.

September 22, 2010
Lady Tornado No. 6 in region according to USTFCC ranking
NEW ORLEANS, La. - King College remained at No. 6 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Week 1 NCAA Division II Cross Country Southeast regional women's rankings, the organization announced Tuesday.

September 3, 2010
Personal bests starts 2010 for King cross country
BOONE, N.C. - The King College men's and women's cross country teams started the 2010 season Friday at the Covered Bridge Invitational and three personal bests were established against a talented field.

August 26, 2010
Lady Tornado start season No. 6 in region
NEW ORLEANS, La. - King College landed at No. 6 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association preseason NCAA Division II southeast regional women's rankings, the organization announced.

July 30, 2010
King Cross Country schedules announced for 2010
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head men's and women's cross country coach Peter Dalton has finalized the 2010 schedule for the Tornado and Lady Tornado.

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Hannah Witt and Josh Feener Named September Student-Athletes of the Month
Cross Country runner Hannah Witt and Men's Soccer player Joshua Feener have been named the September SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month.

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Midnight Madness to Make its Return on Monday, Oct. 15
Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!

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Frantom Highlights at Covered Bridge Open
Spencer Frantom led all Tornado runners finishing 16th overall in the men's 8k Covered Bridge Invitational