Five top ten finishes at High Point Invitational

Photo credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis
Photo credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The King University men's track and field team opened their outdoor season at the High Point Invitational over the weekend. James Russel Ballowe led the Tornado with two top ten finishes on the day in the 3000 and 5000 meter run.


  • In the 3000 meter event, Ballowe finished with a time of 8:52.96, placing seventh, breaking his previous personal record of 8:58.41 and ran in the 5000 meter run to finish fourth, setting a personal record recording a time of 15:05.03, breaking his previous record of 15:24.76.
  • In the 3000 meter run, Morgan Greene crossed the line with a time of 10:19.47.
  • Tanner Cook took a ninth place finish registering a time of 15:25.46 in the 5000 meter event.
  • Also in the 5000 meter run, Daniel Kovalchick recorded a time of 17:28.63 in his first time running the event.
  • In the 110 meter hurdles, Chris Thomas ran a time of 15.53 seconds in the preliminaries, breaking his previous personal record of 16.34 and in the 400 meter hurdles, recorded a time of 57.61 seconds, breaking his previous personal record mark of 58.64.
  • In the first time competing in the hammer throw, Daryn Hughes recorded a mark of 39.59 meters.
  • In the shot put, Braidon Miller made a mark of 12.74 meters.
  • In the high jump, Xavier Caudill jumped a distance of 1.86 meters.


  • The Tornado will be in action again on Friday at the Winthrop ADIDAD Invite in Rock Hill, S.C.