Men's Cross Country News Archives

  • Cook takes 109th at NCAA National Championship
    November 19, 2016
    Cook takes 109th at NCAA National Championship ST. LEO, Fla. – For the final time in his career, and second time at the NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country National Championship, King University men’s cross country runner Tanner Cook laced up his spikes. Cook turned in a solid performance, posting the second best finish in school history at the event, taking 109th.
  • Cook named USTFCCCA All-Region
    November 08, 2016
    Cook named USTFCCCA All-Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in his career, King University men's cross country runner Tanner Cook will compete at the NCAA Division II Men's Cross Country National Championship. On the way to qualifying for the national meet, Cook was named All-Southeast Region from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
  • Cook qualifies for NCAA Men's Cross Country Championship
    November 05, 2016
    Cook qualifies for NCAA Men's Cross Country Championship MONTEVALLO, Ala. – Tanner Cook led the King University at the NCAA Southeast Regional, and qualified for the NCAA National Championship. The Tornado didn’t have a team score, and Cook led the way with a sixth place finish.
  • Three Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    October 21, 2016
    Three Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas Cross Country Championship taking place this afternoon, the conference office announced their academic All-Conference honorees on Friday. The Tornado had two men’s runners and one women’s runner earn recognition.
  • Cook, Tornado finish 3rd at Conference Carolinas Championship
    October 21, 2016
    Cook, Tornado finish 3rd at Conference Carolinas Championship CONCORD, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team turned in a solid finish at the Conference Carolinas Championship, taking third. Tanner Cook led the way for the Tornado, finishing third.
  • Cook, Rivera take ECAC weekly awards
    October 12, 2016
    Cook, Rivera take ECAC weekly awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – A pair of King University cross country runners have earned accolades from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) following their performance a week ago. Tanner Cook earned ECAC Runner of the Week while Kaitlin Rivera earned ECAC Runner of the Week recognition.
  • Trio of Tornado set PRs at Royals XC Challenge
    October 07, 2016
    Trio of Tornado set PRs at Royals XC Challenge CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team ran in their final tune up before the Conference Carolinas Championship on Friday when they ran in the Queens Royals XC Challenge. Tanner Cook again led the Tornado and for the second straight week set a personal record to finish 15th.
  • Cook named ECAC Runner of the Week
    October 05, 2016
    Cook named ECAC Runner of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s cross country runner Tanner Cook has added another award this season, being named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Runner of the Week. Cook finished 10th at the Greater Louisville Classic and set a personal record in the process.
  • Cook tabbed Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week
    October 03, 2016
    Cook tabbed Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, Tanner Cook has been named Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week. Cook turned in a stellar performance at the Greater Louisville Classic, finishing 10th with a personal record time.
  • Cook finishes 10th to lead King at Greater Louisville Classic
    October 01, 2016
    Cook finishes 10th to lead King at Greater Louisville Classic LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tanner Cook turned in an impressive performance on Saturday to lead the King University men’s cross country team at the Greater Louisville Classic. Cook finished 10th in a very deep field and the Tornado finished 23rd in a field that had 41 teams.
  • Cook leads King, takes 2nd at Asheville XC Carnival
    September 10, 2016
    Cook leads King, takes 2nd at Asheville XC Carnival ASHEVILLE, N.C. – For the second straight week, Tanner Cook led the men’s cross country team, this week at the Asheville XC Carnival. Cook finished second, leading the Tornado to a fifth place finish.
  • Cook selected Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week
    September 05, 2016
    Cook selected Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s cross country runner Tanner Cook started his season with a solid performance at the Eye Opener Invitational, which resulted in him earning Conference Carolinas Runner of the week honors. Cook was the top NCAA Division II runner at the meet, leading the Tornado to a second place finish.
  • Cook takes 1st, Tornado 2nd among DII competition at Eye Opener
    September 02, 2016
    Cook takes 1st, Tornado 2nd among DII competition at Eye Opener SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men’s cross team opened the 2016 season with a great showing at the Eye Opener Invitational, finishing second among NCAA Division II teams. Tanner Cook led the way for the Tornado coming in first among NCAA Division II runners.
  • Williamson adds Pierce to staff
    July 18, 2016
    Williamson adds Pierce to staff BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head track and field and cross country coach Amanda Williamson didn’t have to look far to find an assistant coach as she announced the hire of Desmond Pierce this week. Pierce earned his MBA from King and was a graduate assistant under Williamson during the 2014-15 season.
  • Cook selected CoSIDA Academic All-District
    May 26, 2016
    Cook selected CoSIDA Academic All-District BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in his career, Tanner Cook has been selected Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Cook had stellar seasons for the Tornado on the course and the track as well as in the classroom, earning him the distinction when the organization announced the all-district teams on Thursday.
  • Tornado trio earns USTFCCCA Individual Academic Award
    February 22, 2016
    Tornado trio earns USTFCCCA Individual Academic Award BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cross country teams had three members earn USTFCCCA individual academic awards from the 2015 season. Tanner Cook and Charles Ramos represented the men’s team while Samantha Schreiber represented the women’s team.
  • Cook earns All-Region honors from USTFCCCA
    November 09, 2015
    Cook earns All-Region honors from USTFCCCA BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive year, King University’s Tanner Cook has earned All-Region honors from the United State Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Cook led the men’s cross country team at the NCAA Southeast Regional to earn the recognition.
  • Cook leads King at NCAA Southeast Regional
    November 07, 2015
    Cook leads King at NCAA Southeast Regional BRISTOL, Tenn. – Four members of the King University men’s cross country team competed at the NCAA Southeast Regional on a wet Saturday in Wingate, N.C. Tanner Cook led the Tornado with a 15th place finish in a field of nearly 200 runners.
  • Trio selected academic All-Conference Carolinas
    November 03, 2015
    Trio selected academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas Cross Country Championships taking place last week, the league has announced their academic all-conference honorees for the 2015 season. The of the King University men’s cross country runners received recognition, Tanner Cook, Nick Fasbinder and Caleb Greene.
  • Tornado take second at Conference Carolinas Championship
    October 23, 2015
    Tornado take second at Conference Carolinas Championship CONCORD, N.C. – For the fourth time since becoming Conference Carolinas members, the King University men’s cross country team finished as runners-up at the Conference Carolinas Championship. The Tornado were led by top-10 finishes from Tanner Cook and Charles Ramos.
  • Four PRs fall as King takes 15th at Royals Challenge
    October 09, 2015
    Four PRs fall as King takes 15th at Royals Challenge CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Following a couple weeks off, the King University men’s cross country team returned to action at the Royals Challenge, hosted at McAlpine Park in Charlotte where four Tornado set personal records. Tanner Cook posted the highest finished for the Tornado who took 15th as a team in a meet that contained 35 teams.
  • King sweeps Conference Carolinas cross country weekly awards
    September 22, 2015
    King sweeps Conference Carolinas cross country weekly awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s cross country teams had a solid weekend at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational, resulting in a pair of Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week honors. Hannah Sanford and James Russell Ballowe both recorded personal records, leading them to the weekly honor.
  • Tornado record three personal records in Virginia Tech Alumni Invite
    September 18, 2015
    Tornado record three personal records in Virginia Tech Alumni Invite Blacksburg, Va. – The King University men's cross country team competed in the Virginia Tech Alumni Invite race and set three personal records. The Tornado finished 11th overall in a meet that contained nine NCAA Division I teams.
  • King runs away with a first at Lenoir-Rhyne Invite
    September 11, 2015
    King runs away with a first at Lenoir-Rhyne Invite NEWTON, N.C. – The King University men's cross country team completed their second event of the season at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational 8K race against three regional opponents on Friday evening. The Tornado recorded another impressive performance, finishing first overall ahead of Lees-McRae College, Lenoir-Rhyne University and Tusculum College.
  • Hicks, Cook take Conference Carolinas weekly awards in opening week
    September 08, 2015
    Hicks, Cook take Conference Carolinas weekly awards in opening week BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the first week of the fall season, a pair of King University student-athletes were recognized by Conference Carolinas on Tuesday morning when the league announced their athletes of the week. Chris Hicks of the men’s soccer team and men’s cross country’s Tanner Cook both took home weekly awards after their stellar opening week performances.
  • Tornado stretch legs at Covered Bridge Open
    September 04, 2015
    Tornado stretch legs at Covered Bridge Open BOONE, N.C. – The King University men’s cross opened the season with a 6,400 meter race against stellar NCAA Division I opponents on Friday evening at the Covered Bridge Open hosted by Appalachian State University. The Tornado turned in a solid opening meet, finishing sixth ahead of East Carolina University and Lees-McRae College.
  • Tornado reloaded for 2015
    August 31, 2015
    Tornado reloaded for 2015 BRISTOL, Tenn. – After just missing the mark for their third straight trip to NCAA Championships in 2014 the King University men’s cross country team set out to return in the 2015 season. The Tornado return a solid core as Amanda Williamson enters her first season at the helm.
  • Jelen added as track and field/cross country assistant
    February 05, 2015
    Jelen added as track and field/cross country assistant BRISTOL, Tenn. – Head track and field coach Amanda Williamson has announced the addition of Jarvis Jelen as the distance coach for the Tornado. He will bring a plethora of experience and knowledge to the Tornado from his running days at Liberty University to serving as an assistant at South Dakota State University and his stint last season as the head cross country coach at Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania.
  • Williamson named head cross country coach
    January 06, 2015
    Williamson named head cross country coach BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the departure of King University cross country coach Peter Dalton, athletic director David Hicks announced King’s new cross coach. Amanda Williamson, who also serves as the King track and field coach has been selected as the new Tornado cross country coach.
  • Dalton takes coaching position at UT Martin
    December 18, 2014
    Dalton takes coaching position at UT Martin BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head men’s cross country coach Peter Dalton has turned the men’s and women’s cross country teams into NCAA Division II Southeast Region powers. On Thursday Dalton announced that he is resigning his position at King to become the next head cross country coach at NCAA Division I the University of Tennessee Martin.
  • Four Tornado named USTFCCCA All-Region
    December 01, 2014
    Four Tornado named USTFCCCA All-Region BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following another successful season, four King University cross country runners earned All-Region honors from the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Tanner Cook, Connor Hatfield and Jordan Smith all earned the distinction on the men’s side and Amelia Martin took honors on the women’s side.
  • King takes 4th NCAA Southeast Regional
    November 22, 2014
    King takes 4th NCAA Southeast Regional MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The King University men’s cross country team took to the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship course on Saturday in Montevallo with aspirations of qualifying for their third straight trip to the NCAA National Championships. However, the Tornado came up just short of that goal finishing fourth, one spot away from qualifying for the NCAA Championships.
  • Tornado finish second at Conference Carolinas Championships
    November 07, 2014
    Tornado finish second at Conference Carolinas Championships CONCORD, N.C. – For the third consecutive year, the King University men’s cross country team finished in second place at the Conference Carolinas Championships. The Tornado were paced by three runners in the top-10, and led by Tanner Cook’s fourth place finish.
  • Swiney named Academic All-Conference
    November 03, 2014
    Swiney named Academic All-Conference BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Monday, Conference Carolinas announced its 2014 men’s and women’s cross country academic all-conference teams. One member of the King University men’s cross country team was named to the team after surpassing the requirements needed to achieve the honor.
  • King finishes 3rd behind Cook 's top 10 outing
    October 18, 2014
    King finishes 3rd behind Cook 's top 10 outing MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The King University men’s cross country team looked like a championship caliber team when they took part in the Falcon Classic. The Tornado finished in third behind Conference Carolinas opponent the University of Mount Olive and Mars Hill University.
  • King impresses at Greater Louisville Classic
    October 04, 2014
    King impresses at Greater Louisville Classic LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The King University men’s cross country team has aspirations of qualifying for their third straight NCAA Championship, and Saturday gave the Tornado a chance to see the 2014 championship course. The Tornado didn’t disappoint finishing 12th in a field of 42 teams as a trio of runners finished under the 26 minute mark.
  • King finishes fifth at Furman Cross Country Classic
    September 13, 2014
    King finishes fifth at Furman Cross Country Classic GREENVILLE, S.C. – The King University men's cross country team continued their great start to the season, taking third of 10 non-Division I teams at the Furman Cross Country Classic on Saturday morning. For the second time in as many weeks, the Tornado were led by a top-10 finish from Tanner Cook.
  • Tornado trio earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors
    September 09, 2014
    Tornado trio earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – The season may have just started, but King University had three student-athletes earn Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for their respective sport. The Tornado swept the cross country awards with Amelia Martin earning the distinction on the women’s side and Tanner Cook on the men’s side. Summer Kremer also eanred conference player of the week honors in women’s volleyball.
  • Tornado place three in top-10, finish second at Eye Opener Invite
    September 05, 2014
    Tornado place three in top-10, finish second at Eye Opener Invite SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men’s cross country team started the 2014 season on Friday, but it appeared as though they are in midseason form. The Tornado finished first among NCAA Division II teams, and second overall behind Davidson University. The trio of Tanner Cook, Brent Swiney, and Connor Hatfield all placed in the top-10 to lead the Tornado.
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