February 1, 2014

Three Tornado set personal records at Hilton Garden Invitational

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Justin Newring finished fourth in the 400 meter dash to improve his NCAA provisional qualifying time to headline the King University men's track and field team in the Hilton Garden Invitational on Friday and Saturday in a meet that featured a number of NCAA Division I teams.

Newring's time of 49.62 seconds was good for fourth place in the event, just one-tenth of a second behind the third place finisher. Fellow sprinter Reggie Warren turned in a sixth-place performance of 22.57 seconds in the 200 meter run. He also ran well in the 60 meter run, posting a time of 7.10 seconds that was just .01 seconds away from tying his career mark.

Distance runner Brent Swiney set a new personal record in the mile run, finishing in the 13th position with a time of 4:21.14. Swiney's cross country teammate Tanner Cook set a personal record of 15:42.65 in the 5K run to finish in 15th place.

Ryan Hardin became the third Tornado to set a personal record, recording his best-ever performance in the shot put with a throw of 11.00 meters.

King will return to action next Friday and Saturday at the Mountaineer Open, hosted Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.