Women's Track & Field News Archives

  • King has 12 earn Academic All-Conference Carolinas honors
    February 27, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the winter season coming to a close, Conference Carolinas announced their academic all-conference honorees for basketball, swimming and indoor track & field. King University had 12 student-athletes earn recognition.
  • Tornado finish 10th at CC Championships
    February 23, 2020
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University men’s track & field team finished 10th at the Conference Carolinas Championships. The 800 meters highlighted the meet for the Tornado as they took the top two spots.
  • King has solid meet at VMI Indoor Classic
    February 15, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's track & field team had another solid weekend, setting several personal records on the final day of the VMI Indoor Classic.
  • Neubert sets school record, leads KIng at VMI Winter Relays
    February 08, 2020
    LEXINGTON, Va. – Katy Neubert led the King University women’s track & field team at the VMI Winter Relays, setting the school record in the 800 meter dash.
  • Tornado compete at Buccaneer Invite
    February 01, 2020
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – A couple weeks away from the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track & Field Championships, the King University women’s track & field team continued to improve at the Buccaneer Invitational. The distance medley relay highlighted the weekend along with few strong individual performances.
  • King has solid meet at Finn Pincus Invitational
    January 25, 2020
    ROANOKE, Va. – The King University track & field teams competed on Friday and Saturday at the Finn Pincus Imitational and had some solid performances in the season debut.
  • Miller, McMurray win Conference Carolinas weekly awards
    January 14, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their first outing of the season, Ashley Miller and TJ McMurray of the King University track & field teams took home Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the Week honors. Miller won the award on the women’s side while McMurray earned the men’s honor.
  • Tornado throwers open season at ETSU
    January 11, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University track & field team had their throwers compete at the ETSU Track & Field Invitational. TJ McMurray of the men’s team and Ashley Miller of the women’s team had solid starts to their seasons.
  • Tornado ready for 2020 campaign
    January 06, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University women's track & field team will look to improve their finishes at the conference meets this season under first-year head coach Nathan Meeuwenberg. The Tornado should be led by a deep senior class that will be joined by a talented young group.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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