2018-19 Women's Track & Field News

  • 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.
  • Barton leads King at conference outdoor championships
    April 27, 2019
    CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University women’s track & field team finished seventh at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Kirstin Barton led the way for the Tornado, earning all-conference in three events.
  • Eight Tornado selected academic All-Conference Carolinas
    April 22, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the league announced their academic all-conference performers. King University had four men and four women named to the team.
  • Tornado set PRs in final tuneup before conference meet
    April 13, 2019
    CULLOWHEE, N.C. – In their last meet before the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the King University women’s track and field team had a solid weekend at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic. The weekend was highlighted by Kirstin Barton winning the 5000 meter run and numerous personal records.
  • King sets six PR's in the Wofford Relays
    March 30, 2019
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women's track & field team posted six more personal records over the weekend at the Wofford Relays. Kirstin Barton led the way recording two personal records, one at the Montreat Invitational and the other in the 1500 meter event.
  • Miller sets a pair of PRs to lead King at High Point VertKlasse Meeting
    March 23, 2019
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – The King University women’s track & field team posted five more personal records over the weekend at the High Point VertKlasse Meeting. Ashley Miller led the way with a pair of personal bests coming in the hammer throw and discus.
  • Clopton wins triple jump to lead King at L-R Invite
    March 16, 2019
    HICKORY, N.C. – The King University women’s track & field team set more personal records over the weekend at the Lenoir-Rhyne Southside Power & Fitness Invitational. Larynn Clopton led the way with two personal records, including a first place finish in the triple jump.
  • Personal records fall at outdoor opener for King
    March 09, 2019
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The King University women’s track and field team started the outdoor season with a successful meet at the Coastal Carolina Invitational. Kirstin Barton led the way with a personal record in the 5,000 meter run.
  • Barton wins title to lead King at Conference Carolinas Championships
    February 17, 2019
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women’s track & field team finished sixth at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track & Field Championships. The day was highlighted by a conference championship from Kirstin Barton in the 3000 meters.
  • Seven Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    February 13, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track & Field Championships, the league announced their academic all-conference performers. King University had four men and three women named to the team.
  • Barton selected Conference Carolinas Track Athlete of the Week
    February 05, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kirstin Barton of the King University women’s track & field team set a personal record over the weekend at the Buccaneer Invitational and that resulted in her being named Conference Carolinas Track Athlete of the Week.
  • Tornado set three PR's at Buccaneer Invite
    February 02, 2019
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women's track & field team had three personal records set in the Buccaneer Track & Field Invitational and a win in the second heat for the elite section of the 800-meter dash.
  • Pair of school records fall at Liberty Kickoff
    January 26, 2019
    LYNCHBURG, Va. – The King University women’s track & field team put together a few good performances at the Liberty Kickoff of Friday and Saturday. A pair of school records fell on Saturday.
  • King sets personal records at inaugural Gamecock Meet
    January 19, 2019
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – The King University women’s track & field team had a good showing inaugural Gamecock Meet at the University of South Carolina. The Tornado took down three personal records at the event.
  • Tornado open season ETSU Invite
    January 12, 2019
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s track & field team opened the season with a solid performance at the ETSU Track & Field Invitational. Whitney Christian set an indoor school record to lead the Tornado.
  • King ready to open season at ETSU Invitational
    January 04, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - Under the tutelage of first-year head coach Desmond Pierce, the King University women's track & field team is prepared to improve their finish at the Conference Carolinas Championships. The Tornado should be led by their distance group in 2019, headlined by Kirstin Barton.