King mixes in wins and season bests at Johnson City Invite

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The King College track and field teams posted numerous season bests at the inaugural Johnson City Invitational over the weekend.

Shontella Smith (Campobello, S.C.) won the 100-meter dash with her time of 12.91 seconds. She also won the long jump with a leap of 16 feet and 11.25 inches. Her season-best jump of 36 feet and two inches was good for the triple jump win.

Lanneickia Brewton (Inman, S.C.) ran to the front of the 200 as she finished in 26.12. She added a third-place run in the 400 thanks to a season-best run of one minute and 1.61 seconds. Brewton also cleared 16 feet and 5.75 inches in the long jump for second which was a season-best mark.

Earl Rahming (Nassau, Bahamas) won both the 200 and 400 races. He needed 22.71 in the 200 and followed up with a time of 49.41 in the 400.

Carrie Nelson (Independence, Va.) beat the field in the 5,000 as she crossed the finish line in 18:52.68.

Callie Todt (Bristol, Tenn.) ran the 100 hurdles in 18.73 and the 400 hurdles in 1:14.41 which were both season bests.

Jill Hooker (Blountville, Tenn.) posted two second-place runs in the 100 and 200.

Ashley Ruth (Cleveland, Tenn.) was right off her season best in the 400 with a run of 60.59 seconds.

King's 400 relay team needed 49.46 seconds to complete the lap and the 1,600 relay squad won the event by 23 seconds with a time of 4:12.45.

Briana Cox (Kingsport, Tenn.) won the high jump with a school-record performance of 4 feet and 11 inches. Kaci Foster (Staunton, Va.) also cleared the same height, but based on number of jumps Cox was declared the event winner.

Ashtan Hibar (Mansfield, Ohio) was runner up in the discus thanks to a toss of 111 feet and nine inches. She was third in the shot put with a 36 feet and 5.75 inch throw.

Cheyenne Thornsberry (Bristol, Tenn.) used a season-best throw of 33 feet and six inches for fourth in the shot put.

Miranda Broesche (Cleveland, Tenn.) threw the discus 97 feet and seven inches which was a season best for the freshman. She posted a 31 feet and 9.25 inch throw in the shot put.

Ryan Williamson finished second in the 400 with a season-best run of 50.43. Naseme Haje (Hagerstown, Md.) ran the 5,000 in 15:38.20.

King will compete in the Southeast Region Championship Friday and Saturday in Hickory, N.C.