Men's Cross Country News Archives

  • Hart leads King at VertCross Invitational
    October 18, 2019
    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team finished 11th at the VertCross Invitational and were led by Kyle Hart.
  • Tornado set six personal records at Royals XC Challenge
    October 11, 2019
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team finished 38th in a deep Royals Cross Country Challenge on Friday afternoon. Blaine Metcalf led the way for the Tornado, finishing 179th.
  • Metcalf leads King at the Wingfoot Classic
    September 20, 2019
    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – The King University men’s cross country team took to the course for the second time this season on Friday at the Wingfoot Classic. The Tornado finished ninth and were led by Blaine Metcalf.
  • Meeuwenberg adds Ellis to staff
    September 16, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University cross country and track & field coach Nathan Meeuwenberg as announced the addition of Brandon Ellis to his staff. Ellis will be an assistant for the cross country and track & field teams following a career at Milligan College.
  • King finishes runner-up in season opener
    September 06, 2019
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men’s cross country team started their season on a good not, finishing second at the Converse Kickoff. Blaine Metcalf paced the Tornado with a 13th place finish in the 5k race.
  • Tornado ready for 2019
    August 27, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's cross country team is looking for improvement off of last season's Conference Carolinas finish. First-year head coach Nathan Meeuwenberg joins a veteran squad that should be led by a solid group of returners.
  • Meeuwenberg selected to lead King cross country/track & field programs
    August 05, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics announced the hire of Nathan Meeuwenberg as head cross country and track & field coach. Meeuwenberg joins the Tornado staff after leading the Science Hill High School cross country programs and serving as an assistant for the track & field programs.
  • Pierce resigns from King cross country/track & field programs
    June 20, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics David Hicks announced the resignation of head cross country and track and field coach Desmond Pierce. Pierce has accepted the director of compliance position at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Metcalf leads King at NCAA Southeast Regional
    November 17, 2018
    OAKWOOD, Ga. – The King University men’s cross country team finished the season with a 20th place finish at the NCAA Southeast Region Cross Country Championship on Saturday morning. The Tornado were led by Blaine Metcalf who finished 110th.
  • King takes ninth at conference championship
    November 03, 2018
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team finished ninth at the Conference Carolinas Championship. Blaine Metcalf led the Tornado with a 35th place finish.
  • Five Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    October 26, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their academic all-conference performers for cross country, leading up to the conference championship next weekend. King University had five runners honored, two from the men's team and three from the women's team.
  • Metcalf leads King at 12th Annual Sand Shark Invitational
    October 20, 2018
    HARDEEVILLE, S.C. – In their final tune-up before the Conference Carolinas Championship, the King University men’s cross country team finished 29th at the 12th Annual Sand Shark Invitational. The Tornado were led by Blaine Metcalf.
  • Five PRs fall for Tornado at Royals XC Challenge
    October 12, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team had a solid race on Friday night as five individual set personal records at the Royals Cross Country Challenge. The Tornado finished 34 in a deep field and were led by Daniel Kovalchick.
  • Metcalf leads King at Greater Louisville Classic
    September 29, 2018
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The King University men’s cross country team took to the course again on Saturday at the Greater Louisville Classic. Blaine Metcalf was the top Tornado finisher taking 133rd in a deep field.
  • Tornado set two PRs at Virginia Tech
    September 14, 2018
    BLACKSBURG, Va. – The King University men’s cross team took to the course on Friday at the Virginia Tech Alumni Meet and a pair of Tornado set personal records. King finished seventh at the meet, and second among NCAA Division II teams.
  • Kovalchick leads King at season-opening Tusculum Open
    September 07, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s cross country team opened the season with a solid showing at the Tusculum Open. Daniel Kovalchick finished in the top 10, leading the Tornado to a sixth place finish.
  • King sets sights on top of Conference Carolinas
    September 03, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's cross country team enters the 2018 season with a new head coach and numerous new faces. Head coach Desmond Pierce aims to acclimate the six newcomers with the solid group of returners to bring the Tornado back to the top Conference Carolinas.
  • Pierce hires Slonski as assistant coach
    May 01, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Desmond Pierce announced the hiring of Abby Slonski as his assistant coach. Slonski spend the last season as a graduate assistant on the coaching staff.
  • Pierce selected as head coach for cross country/track & field
    April 03, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Desmond Pierce '15 has been promoted to head coach of the King University men's and women's cross country and track and field teams, as announced on Tuesday by Director of Athletics David Hicks.
  • Williamson steps down from cross country/track & field programs
    March 21, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics, David Hicks announced that Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Amanda Williamson has resigned from her position.
  • Ballowe finishes 65th at NCAA Regional
    November 04, 2017
    WINGATE, N.C. – James Russell Ballowe of the King University men’s cross country team closed out his season on Saturday at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Ballowe finished the 10k race in 65th.
  • Tornado finish fourth at Conference Championship
    October 20, 2017
    CONCORD, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team competed at the conference championship on Friday afternoon.  The team finished fourth overall and was led by James Russell-Ballowe’s 16th place finish.
  • Five Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    October 17, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their academic all-conference performers for cross country, leading up to the conference championship this weekend. King University had five runners honored, four from the men’s team and one from the women’s team.
  • King takes 6th at Gene Mullin Invite
    October 07, 2017
    GREENVILLE, S.C. – In their final tune-up before the Conference Carolinas Championship, the King University men’s cross country team finished sixth the Gene Mullin Invitational hosted by Furman University. James Russell Ballowe led the way for the Tornado, finishing 28th.
  • Ballowe finishes 10th, leads King at Greater Louisville Classic
    September 30, 2017
    LOUSIVILLE, Ky. – The King University men’s cross country team returned to action at the highly competitive Greater Louisville Classic as they finished sixth among NCAA Division II teams in the silver race. James Russell Ballowe led the way for the Tornado, finishing 10th.
  • Tornado compete at Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational
    September 15, 2017
    BLACKSBURG, Va. – The King University men’s cross country team raced in their third competition of the year, the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational.  James Russell Ballowe led the Tornado, finishing 55th in the race.
  • Tornado finish fifth at Lenoir-Rhyne Invite
    September 08, 2017
    HICKORY, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team competed in their second event of the year, the Lenoir-Rhyne Cross Country Invitational. James Russell Ballowe led the Tornado to a fifth place finish as he finished 13th individually.
  • King takes 5th at WCU XC Festival
    September 02, 2017
    CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team opened their season on Saturday at the Western Carolina University Cross Country Festival, running a 5k race. The Tornado finished fifth and were led by a 25th place finish from James Russell Ballowe.
  • King aims to stay at the top of Conference Carolinas
    August 28, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's cross country team finished third at the Conference Carolinas Championship last season and look to climb back up in the standings this season. The Tornado return many key returners from last year's team, Head Coach Amanda Williamson expects the Tornado to finish well in 2017.
  • 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.
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