2017-18 Women's Track & Field News

  • Barton, McPhee named USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region
    May 15, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Two King University track and field athletes earned All-Southeast honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Adriel McPhee earned the honor on the men’s side and Kirstin Barton garnered recognition on the women’s side.
  • 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.
  • Barton leads Tornado at conference championships
    April 28, 2018
    CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University women’s track and field team competed in the Conference Carolinas championship this weekend in Central, South Carolina. The Tornado were led by Kirstin Barton who recorded a huge win in the 5,000 meter race as well as two other top-5 finishes. King finished fifth at the conference championships after previously being selected to finish last at the competition.
  • King has five selected academic All-Conference Carolinas
    April 25, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their academic all-conference performers for track & field, leading up to the conference championship this weekend. King University had five athletes honored, four from the men's team and one from the women's team.
  • Personal records lead Tornado at Catamount Classic
    April 14, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team competed at the Beynon Catamount Classic in Cullowhee, North Carolina over the weekend. Neyasha Honorable led the way for the Tornado running a personal best in the 400 meter race to place sixth overall.
  • Barton sets PR to lead Tornado
    April 06, 2018
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team competed at the HPU VertKlasse Meeting event Friday. Kirstin Barton led the Tornado by setting a new personal record while winning her heat and taking 12th overall in the 5,000 meter race.
  • 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.
  • Barton posts pair of PRs for King at Montreat Invite/Terrier Relays
    March 31, 2018
    SPARTANTBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s track & field team had a solid weekend at the Terrier Relays. Kirstin Barton led the way for the Tornado with a pair of personal records.
  • 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.
  • King battles at 49er Classic
    March 17, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team competed at the Charlotte 49er Classic Saturday afternoon. The Tornado raced well and were led by Hannah Kusmierz in the 3,000 meter event.
  • Tornado take 9th at Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships
    February 18, 2018
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women’s track & field team closed the indoor season on Sunday at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships where they finished ninth. Neyasha Honorable led the way, taking fourth in the 400 meters.
  • Five Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    February 13, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their academic all-conference performers for track & field, leading up to the conference championship this weekend. King University had six athletes honored, four from the men’s team and one from the women’s team.
  • Kusmierz leads King at ETSU Invite
    February 03, 2018
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team had a solid weekend at the ETSU Track & Field Invitational. The Tornado were led by Hannah Kusmierz in the 5000 meter race.
  • Weight throw leads King at Finn Pincus Invite
    January 27, 2018
    ROANOKE, Va. – The King University women’s track and field team had a solid weekend at the Finn Pincus Invitational, led by a freshman duo in the weight throw.
  • Tornado finish eighth at Appalachian Open
    January 20, 2018
    BOONE, N.C. – The King University women’s track & field team had a good weekend at the Appalachian Open, finishing eight of 14 teams. Neyasha Honorable led the way for the Tornado with a pair of top five finishes.
  • Kusmierz leads Tornado at ETSU Invitational
    January 13, 2018
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team opened their indoor season at the ETSU Track & Field Invitational over the weekend. Hannah Kusmierz led the Tornado with her time of 11:36.26 in the 3000 meter event.
  • King set to open 2018 season
    January 04, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University women's track & field team has talent returning and head coach Amanda Williamson has brought in a solid group to join the existing core. The Tornado will be looking to improve on their finishes at each the indoor and outdoor conference championships.