Tornado place third at Montreat College Invitational

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

MONTREAT, N.C. – The King University men's track and field competed at the Montreat College Invitational over the weekend. The Tornado placed third in the meet and had three different athletes finish in first.

KING RESULTS: 3rd of 16
LOCATION: Montreat College Pulliam Stadium, Montreat, N.C.


  • In the shot put, Vincent Okot recorded a season best distance of 12.99 meters, placing third and in the javelin throw, finished in first place registering season best mark of 50.28 meters.
  • Braidon Miller also threw a season best mark of 40.68 meters in the discus throw to place fourth and in the hammer event finished in eighth place with a season best distance of 39.34 meters.
  • In the shot put event, TJ McMurray placed 10th, recording a personal best distance of 12.03 meters and in the discus, finished in fifth pace with a mark of 37.74 meters, also a season best.
  • Junior John Jablonski placed third in the hammer throw, recording a distance of 43.65 meters for a personal best.
  • In the 5000 meter event, James Russell Ballowe won the event with a time of 15:19.52 and in the 1000 meter, placed second, crossing the line in a time of 32:10.51 to break his previous personal record of 33:33.39.
  • Tanner Cook competed in the 5000 meter run, crossing the finish in a time of 15:44.70, placing third and won the 10000 meter event with a time of 32:03.71 breaking his previous record of 32:11.42.
  • In the 400 meter dash, Chris Thomas finished in a time of 52.17 to place 10th, breaking his previous personal record by more than two seconds.


  • The Tornado will be in action Thursday through Saturday at the Tennessee Relays in Knoxville, Tenn.