2012-13 Women's Track & Field News

August 9, 2013
Tornado track & field programs earn USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Even throughout the summer, accolades keep coming in for the King University men’s and women’s track & field programs. Both programs earned USFCCCA All-Academic honors as well as three student-athletes. Spencer Frantom, Hannah Witt and Maegan Henry all garnered USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.

June 26, 2013
Witt named Capital One Academic All-American
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Hanna Witt’s trophy case continues to fill up as she was named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team on Wednesday. Witt helped the King women’s indoor and outdoor track & field teams capture Conference Carolinas championships in 2013, and narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA Track & Field Championships.

June 18, 2013
Dalton returns to lead Tornado cross country teams
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Director of Athletics David Hicks announced earlier today that Peter Dalton will return to King University as the head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country teams, six weeks after departing King for a position on the coaching staff at Lipscomb University.

May 30, 2013
Witt earns Capital One Academic All-District 3 honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Hannah Witt added another award on Thursday when she was named to the Capital One Academic All-District first team for track and field and cross country. Most recently, Witt was earned Conference Carolinas Spring Scholar Athlete.

May 24, 2013
Witt named CC Spring Scholar Athlete
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After a very successful senior season, King University’s Hannah Witt has another award to add to her mantle. Witt was named Conference Carolinas Spring Scholar Athlete of the Year for women’s track and field.

May 17, 2013
King places 11 student-athletes on the USTFCCCA All-Region team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced their All-Region track and field teams on Friday, and 11 King University student-athletes were recognized. Six members of the men’s track and field team were named All-Southeast Region while five women earned the same distinction.

May 6, 2013
Dalton takes position at Lipscomb
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head cross country and track and field coach Peter Dalton has accepted the position of Assistant Cross Country Coach and Track at Lipscomb University. Peter will remain at King through May 31 and will coach our student-athletes at the NCAA Championships, and will assist the current staff as they wrap up recruiting efforts for fall 2013.

April 20, 2013
Tornado win Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championship
BANNER ELK, N.C. – For the second time this year, the King University women’s track and field team took home a Conference Carolinas Championship. After winning the indoor title earlier this spring, the Tornado won the outdoor championship on Saturday with 123 points.

April 10, 2013
Henry's school records earns CC weekly award
BRISTOL, Tenn. - For the second time in three weeks, King University's Maegan Henry has been honored by Conference Carolinas. Henry was named Conference Carolinas Women's Outdoor Field Player of the Week following her performance at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational.

April 6, 2013
Henry, Beauvais set school records at Liberty Invite
LYNCHBURG, Va. - There were no team scores kept at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, but that didn't stop the King University women's track and field team from setting records. Maegan Henry posted two school records, and qualified for nationals while Danielle Beauvais added another school record.

March 29, 2013
Noe, Witt break school records at Raleigh Relays
RALEIGH, N.C. – The men's and women's track and field teams competed at the Raleigh Relays on Friday, where team scores were not kept. Jordan Noe and Hannah Witt both set school records set personal records at the event while Spencer Frantom set a personal record.

March 23, 2013
Personal records fall at Beynon Sports Catamount Classic
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – In the second day of the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic, hosted by Western Carolina University, the King University women’s track and field team came home with numerous new personal bests. As a team, the Tornado finished 7th of 16 teams with 33 points at the event.

March 22, 2013
Henry leads King on first day at Western Carolina
CULLOHWEE, N.C. – After the first day of competition at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic, hosted by Western Carolina University, the King University women’s track is in fourth place. Maegan Henry led the team by scoring six of King’s nine points on the day.

March 21, 2013
Piccinini, Witt named CC 2013 Winter Scholar Athletes
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Two King University athletes were honored on Thursday when Conference Carolinas announced their 2013 Winter Scholar Athletes of the Year. Men’s basketball player, Eddie Piccinini and women’s track athlete, Hannah Witt both were named scholar athletes in their respective sports as voted on by the student-athlete affairs committee.

March 13, 2013
King Men’s and Women’s Cross Country named to USATFCCCA Academic All-American Team

March 1, 2013
Witt Named NCAA Southeast Regional Track Athlete of the Year; Williamson Honored as Assistant Coach of the Year

February 16, 2013
Track & Field Sweeps Indoor Championships, Witt Named Track Athlete of the Year
The men’s track & field team made a late push to take over first place and complete a sweep of the team Conference Carolinas Indoor Track & Field Championships.

February 14, 2013
Seven Named to Academic All-Conference Team
King University posted seven members of its Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field programs to the Academic All-Conference Team.

February 14, 2013
Conference Carolinas Inaugural Indoor Track & Field Championships Set for Saturday
King Men’s and Women’s Track & Field will head to Winston Salem, N.C. with No. 1 regional ranking seeking first indoor team title.

February 10, 2013
Witt Finishes Second at Virginia Tech Elite Meet
Hannah Witt finished second in the women’s 5,000-meter run, defeating a host of NCAA Division I runners at this weekend’s Va. Tech Elite meet.

February 6, 2013
Witt Earns Conference Weekly Honor for Second Straight Week
Distance runner Hannah Witt was named the Conference Carolinas Female Indoor Track Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.

February 2, 2013
Witt, Frantom Highlight at Hilton Garden Invitational
Hannah Witt earned another event victory while Spencer Frantom broke one King indoor track record this weekend in Winston Salem, N.C.

January 31, 2013
King Holds No. 1 Spot in Men’s and Women’s Regional Rankings
King University Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field are both ranked No. 1 in the most recent Southeast Region rankings.

January 30, 2013
Witt Named Women’s Indoor Track Player of the Week
Hannah Witt was one of four Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honorees in the first awards of the 2013 Indoor Track & Field season.

January 26, 2013
King Wraps Up Competition at Liberty Open
Hannah Witt took second in the 3,000-meter run to lead the Tornado while Alexis Robinson and Shelbie Burchfield each had a pair of top-five finishes.

January 25, 2013
King Wraps Up Competition at Liberty Open
Hannah Witt took second in the 3,000-meter run to lead the Tornado while Alexis Robinson and Shelbie Burchfield each had a pair of top-five finishes.

January 19, 2013
King Wraps Up Competition at Day Two of Niswonger Invitational
Kendra Sokol had the highest individual finish for the Tornado of the day, while the men’s 4x400 relay team of Reggie Warren, Alson Edgecombe, Jordan Tippens, and Justin Newring cracked the top-five.

January 18, 2013
Tornado to Compete at Local Niswonger Invitational This Weekend
King Men’s and Women’s Track & Field will be in action locally this weekend at the Niswonger Invitational, hosted by ETSU in Johnson City, Tenn.

January 18, 2013
Tornado Complete Day One of Niswonger Invitational
Hannah Witt set a new school record in the 5,000-meter run en route to a sixth place finish while Shelbie Burchfield started her path toward qualifying for nationals, strongly.

January 9, 2013
Women’s Track & Field Tabbed to Finish Third
Conference Carolinas released its 2013 Women’s Track & Field Preseason Coaches’ rankings. King was selected to finish third.

December 1, 2012
Indoor Track & Field Opens at Appalachian Open
The Tornado men’s and women’s track & field teams opened their indoor season at the Appalachian Open, hosted by Appalachian State University.

November 5, 2012
Conference Carolinas to Sponsor Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field
Conference Carolinas has announced that it will expand and sponsor 20 sports with the addition of men’s and women’s Indoor track & field, beginning this year.

September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.

August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.

August 14, 2012
Track & Field Adds Chelsea Leavell to Staff
Head Coach Peter Dalton announced the addition of NAIA All-American and Milligan school record holder Chelsea Leavell to the team’s staff.

July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)