Women's Track & Field


Personal records fall at outdoor opener for King

Personal records fall at outdoor opener for King

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 posted her first time under 18 minutes in the 5,000 meters, crossing the tame in 17:57.36. She finished second, less than two seconds behind the winner.
  • Her previous best of 18:39.98.
  • Larynn Clopton had a solid meet as well, setting a pair of personal records.
  • Clopton posted a personal best with a triple jump of 10.26 meters to finish sixth.
  • She also finished the 200 meter dash in 27.01, setting a new personal standard.
  • In the long jump, Clopton posted a mark of 4.87 meters
  • Whitney Christian had a good performance in the long jump with a mark of 4.74 meters.


  • King is in action again on March 15-16 at the Charlotte Invitational.