Women's Track & Field News Archives

  • 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.
  • 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.
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