Women's Cross Country News Archives

  • Barton earns USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region
    November 13, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kirstin Barton of the King University women’s cross country team earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association of America (USTFCCCA) All-Southeast Region honors for the second straight season.
  • King finishes 12th, Barton 18th at NCAA SE Regional
    November 09, 2019
    WINGATE, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team was led by Kirstin Barton at the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional on Saturday morning. The Tornado finished 12th while Barton finished in the top 20 for the second straight year.
  • Delisle, Barton earn ECAC monthly awards
    November 06, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Two King University athletes were honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) follow great months of October. Ben Delisle of the men’s soccer team was selected ECAC Offensive Player of the Month while Kirstin Barton of the women’s cross country team garnered ECAC Runner of the Month honors.
  • King wins Conference Carolinas title, three earn all-conference honors
    October 26, 2019
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team is once again Conference Carolinas champions. The Tornado won their first conference title since 2014 on Saturday at Mount Olive. Kirstin Barton led a trio of all-conference performers with a runner-up finish.
  • 23 Tornado named Academic All-Conference Carolinas
    October 23, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas announced their fall academic all-conference honorees on Wednesday. King University had 23 juniors and seniors recognized from men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country.
  • King finishes 11th at VertCross Invite
    October 18, 2019
    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team finished 11th at the VertCross Invitational and were led by Kirstin Barton on Friday evening.
  • Tornado finish 32nd at Royals XC Challenge
    October 11, 2019
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team finished 32nd in a deep Royals Cross Country Challenge on Friday afternoon. Kirstin Barton led the way for the Tornado, finishing 126th.
  • King finishes 5th at Wingfoot Classic
    September 20, 2019
    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – The King University women’s cross country team had a solid showing at the Wingfoot Classic on Friday night. The Tornado finished fifth overall and second among NCAA Division II teams.
  • 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.
  • Tornado take third at season-opener
    September 06, 2019
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s cross country team opened the season on Friday at the Converse Kickoff where the Tornado finished third. King was led by Katy Neubert who finished 12th
  • King returns solid core for 2019 season
    August 27, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University women's cross country team returns a solid nucleus from a squad that finished third at the Conference Carolinas Championship a season ago. First-year head coach Nathan Meeuwenberg inherits a roster that is split with five upperclassmen and five underclassmen. He also brought in one to add to the group as the Tornado will try to improve their conference finish in 2019.
  • 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 earns All-Region, King finishes 13th at NCAA Regional
    November 17, 2018
    OAKWOOD, Ga. – The King University women’s cross country team finished 13th at the NCAA Southeast Region Cross Country Championship on Saturday morning. The Tornado were led by All-Southeast Region performer Kirstin Barton who finished 20th.
  • Mburu, Rivera win Conference Carolinas Elite 23 awards
    November 07, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Starting this year, Conference Carolinas started handing out the Elite 23 award, which is an award giving to the student-athlete at the championship site with the highest GPA for each respective sport. In the fall, two Tornado earned the Elite 23 award, Sam Mburu of the men’s soccer team and Kaitlin Rivera of the women’s cross country team.
  • Barton leads King to third place finish at conference championship
    November 03, 2018
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team put together a solid race at the Conference Carolinas Championship, taking third. The Tornado were led by all-conference performer Kirstin Barton who took fourth.
  • Five Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    October 26, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their academic all-conference performers for cross country, leading up to the conference championship next weekend. King University had five runners honored, two from the men's team and three from the women's team.
  • Tornado finish 13th at 12th Annual Sand Shark Invite
    October 20, 2018
    HARDEEVILLE, S.C. – In their final tune-up before the Conference Carolinas Championship, the King University women’s cross country team finished 13th at the 12th Annual Sand Shark Invitational. Kirstin Barton led King with a 51st place finish.
  • 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.
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