BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the 14th time in his career, Justin Newring of the men's track and field team has been selected U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region. Newring again earns the distinction in both the 200 and 400 meters.
The Knoxville native had a stellar senior season for the Tornado as he posted NCAA provisional qualifying times in both the 200 meters and the 400 meters. He came up just short of being selected for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Newring set personal records this year in both the 200 and 400 meter races, both coming at the Beynon Sports Surfaces Catamount Classic hosted by Western Carolina. At the meet he posted a 200 meter time of 21.37 seconds, a mark that ranked third in Conference Carolinas. He the covered the 400 meter distance in 47.49 seconds, which was the fastest time in Conference Carolinas this season.
At the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Newring was the conference champion in the 400 meters and took third in the 200 meters.
Prior to this year, Newring has earned All-Region honors from the USTFCCCA each year he has been at King, including in the 200 and 400 meters during the indoor season last year. In 2014-15 he became the first Tornado to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, qualifying in the 200 meters.