King University Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field are both ranked No. 1 in the most recent Southeast Region rankings.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) have released the Indoor Track & Field Week 2 regional rankings. King University Men's and Women's teams were both named No. 1 in the Southeast Region following strong performances at the Liberty Open last week.
Top-10 regional rankings (.pdf)
Team/events rankings (.pdf)
USTFCCCA release - click here
The men's track and field team is boosted by the performances of four top-ranked performers in their respective events. Freshman Joktan Moore (Mount Airy, N.C.) is ranked No. 1 in the region in both the triple jump (13.79m) and the long jump (6.76m) to lead the individuals. Sophomore Justin Newring (Knoxville, Tenn.) is ranked atop the regional poll in the 200-meter dash (22.57). The combination of Newring, Reggie Warren, Alson Edgecombe, and Jordan Tippens are ranked No. 1 in the region in the 4x400 relay race (10:51.04).
The Tornado raked up 394.07 points to give them the No. 1 spot in the Southeast rankings. King has a total of 23 events represented in the top-10 regional finishes, 17 of those fifth place or better rankings.
The men's Southeast Region rankings feature six Conference Carolinas teams in the top-10 with four dominating the top of the charts. King is followed by Limestone (339.39), Lees-McRae (244.00), and Mount Olive (193.61) for second through fourth position. Belmont Abbey (7) and North Greenville (8) also find themselves in the rankings.
The women's indoor team has three No. 1 individual performers, paced by sophomore Maegan Henry's two top rankings in the field events. Henry, a native of Bluefield, Va., is tops in both the weight throw (14.85) by more than a full meter and the shot put (12.98m). Sophomore Lanneickia Brewton (Inman, S.C.) took the final top individual event spot in the 200-meter dash (25.93).
King had six different No. 2 regional event rankings with Brewton involving herself in three of those on an individual and team level. She ranks second in the 60m, 400m, and is part of the 4x400m relay team that is currently ranked second. The Lady Tornado have a total of 21 top-10 ranked events, 18 of those fifth or better.
The full release from the USTFCCA can be found by clicking here.
Tornado Track & Field will resume action on Feb. 1 at the JDL Fast Track Hilton Garden Invitational, hosted in Winston Salem, N.C. The two-day event will be the final open meet before the inaugural Conference Carolinas Indoor Track & Field Championship, which serves as a part of the JDL Fast Track Invitational on Feb. 16, also in Winston Salem, N.C.