Cook and Okot lead King at conference championships

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

CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University men's track and field team finished fifth at the Conference Carolinas Championships. The Tornado were led by a conference title and runner-up finish from Vincent Okot and a pair of top five finishes from Tanner Cook.

KING RESULTS: 5th of 9
LOCATION: Southern Wesleyan Track Facility; Central, S.C.


  • Okot won the triple jump with a mark of 15.10 meters, setting a new Conference Carolinas Championships mark by nearly 0.50 meters. The Previous mark of 14.65 meters stood since 2014.
  • In the javelin throw, Okot finished second with a personal record mark of 56.71 meters, coming within three meters of the champion.
  • Cook led the distance events, finishing fourth in the 5000 meters with a time of 15:54.38 and taking third with a 10,000 meter time of 33:44.79.
  • In the 3000 meter steeplechase, Tyler Edwards finished seventh with a time of 10:48.03.
  • Coming in seventh in the 10,000 meters was Morgan Greene with a time of 34:59.90.
  • Adriel McPhee qualified for the finals in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.40 seconds. In the finals he clocked a personal record time of 15.25 seconds, giving him a third place finish.
  • Also in the 110 meter hurdles was Chris Thomas who qualified for the finals with a time of 16.03 seconds. He then finished seventh with a finals time of 16.09.
  • Thomas also competed in the triple jump, finishing sixth with a mark of 13.30 meters.
  • Elijah Farmen finished third in the discus with a personal record mark of 41.69 meters.
  • TJ McMurray finished fourth in the discus with a personl record toss of 40.40 meters. He also took 10th with a personal best shot put of 12.28 meteres.
  • Also in the discus, Braidon Miller finished seventh with a mark of 39.30 meters. Miller also finished ninth in the shot put with a toss of 12.61 meters.
  • Daryn Hughes posted a shot put of 13.32, giving him a sixth place finish.
  • In the high jump, Xavier Caudill finished fifth, clearing 1.88 meters.


  • The University of Mount Olive won the Conference Carolinas title with 252 points while Limestone College finished second at 146 points.