Men's Track & Field News Archives

  • King takes 6th at Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships
    February 18, 2018
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University men’s track & field team closed the indoor season on Sunday at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships where they finished sixth. Jaylen Foster led the way, taking third in the high jump.
  • Five Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    February 13, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their academic all-conference performers for track & field, leading up to the conference championship this weekend. King University had six athletes honored, four from the men’s team and one from the women’s team.
  • McPhee sets school record at ETSU Invite
    February 03, 2018
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men’s track and field team had a solid weekend at the ETSU Track & Field Invitational. Adriel McPhee led the way for the Tornado, finishing fifth in the 60 meter hurdles.
  • McPhee leads King and Finn Pincus Invite
    January 27, 2018
    ROANOKE, Va. – The King University men’s track and field team had a solid weekend at the Finn Pincus Invitational. Adriel McPhee led the way for the Tornado, finishing second in the 60 meter hurdles.
  • Kovalchick leads King at Appalachian Open
    January 20, 2018
    BOONE, N.C. – The King University men’s track & field team had a solid weekend at the Appalachian Open, finishing fourth of 13 teams. The Tornado had the top two finishers in the 5,000 meter run with Daniel Kovalchick winning the event and Morgan Greene finishing second.
  • Ballowe tabbed ECAC Track Athlete of the Week
    January 17, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The opening week of the 2018 season was memorable for King University men's track & field athlete James Russell Ballowe. He won the 5,000 meter race at the ETSU Invitational on Friday night and on Wednesday he was named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Track Athlete of the Week.
  • Ballowe selected Conference Carolinas Track Athlete of the Week
    January 15, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The opening week of the 2018 season was memorable for King University men’s track & field athlete James Russell Ballowe. He won the 5,000 meter race at the ETSU Invitational on Friday night and on Tuesday he was named Conference Carolinas Track Athlete of the Week.
  • Ballowe leads Tornado at ETSU Invitational
    January 13, 2018
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University men’s track and field team opened their indoor season at the ETSU Track & Field Invitational over the weekend. Senior James Russell Ballowe led the way for the Tornado as he finished first in the 5000 meter event.
  • Tornado ready to open 2018 season
    January 03, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's track & field team has talent returning and head coach Amanda Williamson has brought in a solid group to join the existing core. The Tornado will be looking to improve on their finishes at each the indoor and outdoor conference championships.
  • Cook, Poswiat selected Conference Carolinas Scholar Athletes
    May 31, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the completion of the spring season, Conference Carolinas announced their spring Scholar Athletes of the Year, and two King University student-athletes were recognized. Moritz Poswiat was named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Tennis Scholar Athlete of the Year and Tanner Cook to honors for men’s outdoor track & field.
  • Okot selected second team All-American by USTFCCCA
    May 30, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Based on his performance at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships, King University’s Vincent Okot earned second team All-American honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
  • Okot sets school record, takes 10th at NCAA Championships
    May 26, 2017
    BRADENTON, Fla. – Vincent Okot competed in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships and finished 10th and broke his own school record in the triple jump.
  • Okot qualifies for NCAA DII Outdoor T&F Championships
    May 17, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in program history, the King University men’s track & field team has an athlete qualify for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Vincent Okot qualified for the championships in the triple jump and will compete on Friday, May 26.
  • Okot selected USTFCCCA All-Region
    May 16, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Vincent Okot has had a memorable 2016-17 season, earning All-Southeast Region in two events in the outdoor track and field season. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced their awards on Tuesday, and Okot garnered All-Region honors in both the triple jump and javelin.
  • Cook and Okot lead King at conference championships
    April 29, 2017
    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 has six named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    April 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Leading up to the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the league announced their academic All-Conference Carolinas honorees. King University has six student-athletes recognized, three from each the men’s and women’s teams.
  • Okot named Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the Week
    April 18, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third time this season, and second during the outdoor season, King University men’s track and field athlete Vincent Okot has been named Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the Week. Over the weekend, Okot set the school record in the triple jump and finished second in the long jump at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic.
  • Okot leads King at Beynon Sports Catamount Classic
    April 15, 2017
    CULLOWHEE, N.C. – In their final tune-up before the Conference Carolinas Championships, the King University men’s track and field team finished sixth at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic. Vincent Okot led the way for the Tornado, winning the triple jump and taking second in the long jump.
  • Tornado place third at Montreat College Invitational
    April 01, 2017
    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.
  • Okot selected Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the Week
    March 28, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In his second outdoor meet, King University track and field athlete Vincent Okot won the triple jump at the ADIDAS Winthrop Invitational, and earned recognition from Conference Carolinas. Okot was selected Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the Week for the first time during the outdoor season following his performance.
  • Okot leads Tornado at Winthrop ADIDAS Invite
    March 25, 2017
    ROCK HILL, S.C. – The King University men's track and field competed at the Winthrop ADIDAD Invite over the weekend. Vincent Okot led the Tornado with a first place finish in the triple jump.
  • Five top ten finishes at High Point Invitational
    March 18, 2017
    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.
  • Okot breaks school record, earns All-American honors
    March 10, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Vincent Okot of the King University men’s track and field team had a stellar day at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships. He posted three jumps in the triple jump that broke the school record and finished sixth to earn All-American honors.
  • Three Tornado to compete at NCAA DII Winter Festival
    March 08, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Coming up this weekend, King University will have three student-athletes competing at the NCAA Division II Winter Festival in Birmingham, Ala. Vincent Okot will compete in the Men’s Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday while Dustin Kirk and Bryce Killian will compete in the Men’s Wrestling Championships that start competition on Friday.
  • Okot qualifies for NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
    February 28, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The NCAA announced their qualifiers for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, King University men's track and field athlete Vincent Okot was selected. Okot will become the second Tornado athlete to compete in the NCAA Championships when he competes in the triple jump on March 10.
  • Okot selected USTFCCCA All-Region
    February 27, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s track and field athlete Vincent Okot was named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Southeast Region for the indoor season when the organization announced their awards on Monday.
  • King takes 5th at conference meet, Okot set league record
    February 19, 2017
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team finished fifth at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday. Vincent Okot led the way for the Tornado, winning the triple jump with a new Conference Carolinas meet record leap.
  • Six track & field athletes named Academic All-Conference Carolinas
    February 17, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championships are scheduled to take place on Sunday at JDL FastTrack in Winston-Salem, N.C., and the league announced their academic all-conference teams. Three Tornado men and three women were named to the list this season.
  • Okot tabbed ECAC Field Athlete of the Week
    February 08, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Vincent Okot of the King University men's track and field team had a great weekend at the Buccaneer Invitational. His NCAA Provisional qualifying long jump earned him Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Field Athlete of the Week.
  • NCAA Provisional mark gives Okot Conference Carolinas POW honors
    February 07, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Vincent Okot of the King University men’s track and field team had a great weekend at the Buccaneer Invitational. His NCAA Provisional qualifying long jump earned him Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the Week.
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