Women's Cross Country News Archives

  • King takes 22nd behind four PRs at Royals XC Challenge
    October 12, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In a deep field at the Royals Cross Country Challenge, the King University women’s cross country team finished 22nd behind another personal record from Kirstin Barton. Barton finished 59th to lead the Tornado.
  • Barton, Thomas selected for ECAC monthly awards
    October 04, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a stellar opening month, the King University women's cross country team swept the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Runner of the Month awards. Kirstin Barton was selected ECAC Runner of the Month and Rebekah Thomas took home ECAC Rookie of the Month honors.
  • Barton posts PR, leads King at Greater Louisville Classic
    September 29, 2018
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The King University women’s cross country team put together a solid finish at the Greater Louisville Classic, finishing ninth overall. Kirstin Barton led the Tornado again, taking seventh and setting another personal record.
  • Another PR, another weekly conference award for King's Barton
    September 18, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight week, King University women’s cross country’s Kirstin Barton set a personal record that resulted in weekly accolades from Conference Carolinas. Barton led the Tornado at the Virginia Tech Alumni Meet, earning Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week honors again.
  • Barton's PR leads King at Virginia Tech
    September 14, 2018
    BLACKSBURG, Va. – The King University women’s cross took to the course for the second time this season, running a 6k race at the Virginia Tech Alumni Meet. The Tornado finished sixth overall and placed second among NCAA Division II teams.
  • Barton tabbed Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week
    September 11, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the first race of the season, Kirstin Barton of the King University women’s cross country team has been selected Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week.
  • Barton finishes 2nd, King 3rd at Tusculum Open
    September 07, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s cross country team opened the season with an impressive showing at the Tusculum Open on Friday evening. Kirstin Barton finished runner-up, leading the Tornado to a third place finish.
  • Veteran group looks to lead Tornado in 2018
    September 03, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University women's soccer team returns a solid group for first-year head coach Desmond Pierce. Pierce also brought in a talented group of newcomers and the Tornado aim to improve their fifth place finish at the Conference Carolinas Championship from a season ago.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kusmierz selected Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year
    December 15, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time since 2013 and the third time since joining Conference Carolinas, a King University women’s cross country runner has been selected Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year. Hannah Kusmierz had a standout season for the Tornado, earning Conference Carolinas Women’s Cross Country Scholar Athlete of the Year.
  • Tornado finish 20th at NCAA Southeast Regional
    November 04, 2017
    WINGATE, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team wrapped up their season on Saturday at the NCAA Southeast Regional where they finished 20th. Hannah Kusmierz led the way with a 71st place finish.
  • King places 5th at conference championship
    October 20, 2017
    CONCORD, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team competed at the Conference Carolinas Championship and came away with a fifth place finish. The Tornado were led by Hannah Kusmierz who finished eighth.
  • Five Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    October 17, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their academic all-conference performers for cross country, leading up to the conference championship this weekend. King University had five runners honored, four from the men’s team and one from the women’s team.
  • Kusmierz leads King at Queen City Invitational
    October 13, 2017
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In their final preparations before the Conference Carolinas Championship, the King University women’s cross country team finished 10th at the Queen City Invitational. The Tornado were led by another solid performance from Hannah Kusmierz, who finished with another personal record.
  • Kusmierz takes second weekly award
    October 11, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following her performance at the Gene Mullin Invitational over the weekend, King University women's cross country runner Hannah Kusmierz was recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference on Wednesday. The sophomore was selected ECZC Runner of the Week following her 13th place performance.
  • Kusmierz selected Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week
    October 10, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following her performance at the Gene Mullin Invitational over the weekend, King University women’s cross country runner Hannah Kusmierz was recognized by Conference Carolinas on Tuesday. The sophomore was selected Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week following her 13th place performance.
  • Tornado take 7th at Gene Mullin Invite
    October 07, 2017
    GREENVILLE, S.C. – The King University women’s cross country team ran at the Gene Mullin Invitational, hosted by Furman University and finished seventh. Hannah Kusmierz nearly cracked the top 10, finishing 13th to lead the Tornado.
  • King places three in top 15 at Greater Louisville Classic
    September 30, 2017
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The King University women’s cross country team had a solid showing on Saturday at the Greater Louisville Classic, placing three runners in the top 15 of a deep silver race field. The Tornado finished third and were led by Kaitlin Rivera who finished 10th.
  • Tornado takes 11th in Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational
    September 15, 2017
    BLACKSBURG, Va. – The King University women’s cross country team competed Friday at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational. Hannah Kusmierz led the way for the Tornado, finishing 59th in the 6k race.
  • Tornado stretch legs at WCU XC Festival
    September 02, 2017
    CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team opened their season on Saturday at the Western Carolina University Cross Country Festival, running a two mile race. Kaitlin Rivera led the way for the Tornado, finishing 26th.
  • Youth and experience look to lead Tornado in 2017
    August 28, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University women's cross country teams returns three runners from a season ago. The talented trio returning for head coach Amanda Williamson includes a senior and a pair of sophomores. Williamson also brought in a solid group to join the trio in 2017.
  • Tornado trio earns USTFCCCA Academic Award
    February 09, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced their NCAA Division II Cross Country Individual Academic Awards and three Tornado were recognized. Tanner Cook and Charles Ramos earned honors on the men’s side and Kaitlin Rivera on the women’s side.
  • Tornado finish 22nd at the NCAA Southeast Regional
    November 05, 2016
    MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The King University women’s cross country team closed the season with a 22nd place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Kaitlin Rivera led the way for the Tornado with a 45th place finish.
  • Three Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    October 21, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas Cross Country Championship taking place this afternoon, the conference office announced their academic All-Conference honorees on Friday. The Tornado had two men’s runners and one women’s runner earn recognition.
  • Tornado take 8th at Conference Carolinas Championship
    October 21, 2016
    CONCORD, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team competed at the Conference Carolinas Championship and came away with an eighth place finish. The Tornado were led by Kaitlin Rivera who finished 13th.
  • Cook, Rivera take ECAC weekly awards
    October 12, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – A pair of King University cross country runners have earned accolades from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) following their performance a week ago. Tanner Cook earned ECAC Runner of the Week while Kaitlin Rivera earned ECAC Runner of the Week recognition.
  • Four personal records fall at Queens Royals XC Challenge
    October 07, 2016
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In their final preparation for the Conference Carolinas Championship, the King University women’s cross country team ran at the Queens Royals XC Challenge. Kaitlin Rivera led the way with a personal record time to finish 72nd in a deep field.
  • Rivera leads King at Greater Louisville Classic
    October 01, 2016
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The King University women’s cross country team returned to action at the highly attended Greater Louisville Classic. The Tornado finished 41st in the blue race and were led by Kaitlin Rivera who finished 100th in a field of more than 400 runners.
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