JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men's track and field team competed at the Buccaneer Invitational over the weekend. Okot led King by setting a school record in the triple jump event, placing 2nd and six other Tornado set personal records.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- In the triple jump event, Vincent Okot broke a school record with a 15.22 meter jump coming in second place, breaking the previous record of 15.01 meters set by Jamaal Parker in 2007.
- That mark also is an NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field provisional qualifying mark which is set at 14.40 meters. The automatic distant mark is set at 15.47 meters.
- In the 60 meter prelim hurdles, Adriel McPhee had a time of 8.48 seconds, breaking his previous season best of 8.76 seconds.
- Tanner Cook set a personal record in the 3k, placing 10th with a time of 8:49.75, breaking his previous record of 8:54.84 set earlier this year.
- James Russell Ballowe also set a personal record in the 3k event placing 20th with a time of 8:58.41, shattering his previous record of 9:04.77 set earlier this year.
- In the weight throw TJ McMurray had a distance of 11.52 meters, breaking his previous season best of 11.51 meters.
- Braidon Miller also in the weight throw set a personal record with a distance of 12.57 meters, breaking his previous mark of 12.04 meters.
- In the 800 meter event, Tyler Edwards set a personal record with a 2:03.71 time, breaking his previous record of 2:08.25 set earlier this year.
- The Tornado will be in action again on February 19 at the Conference Carolinas Championships in Winston-Salem, N.C.