2013-14 Women's Track and Field Headlines

July 15, 2014
Williamson attends NCAA Women's Coaches' Academy
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In college athletics, coaches use the summer months for many different things. Most coaches will take a vacation and spend more time with their families as well as attend conference to improve their skills of the upcoming season and their careers. King University head track and field coach Amanda Williamson decided on the later as she attended the NCAA Women’s Coaches’ Academy that was put on by the Alliance of Women Coaches in Atlanta last month.

July 7, 2014
Ringstaff, Henry named Scholar Athletes of the Year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As Conference Carolinas continues to hand out awards from the spring season, King University student-athletes keep getting honored. Both Cassie Ringstaff (softball) and Maegan Henry (women’s track and field) were named Conference Carolinas Scholar Athletes of the Year for their respective sports.

May 29, 2014
Witt, Henry garner Capital One Academic All-District honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the completion of her career, King University women’s cross country runner Hannah Witt continues to win awards, recently being named Capital One Academic All-District for the second consecutive year. She was joined on the team by track and field star, Maegan Henry who earns the honor for the first time.

May 13, 2014
Seven Tornado athletes named USTFCCCA All-Region
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the outdoor track and field season nearly complete, seven King University athletes have earned USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region honors. Three Tornado women’s athletes garnered recognition while four men earned the distinction that was headlined by Justin Newring, Brent Swiney and Maegan Henry.

May 5, 2014
Henry named Conference Carolinas Field Performer of the Year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third time in her career, Maegan Henry of the King University women’s track and field team has been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Field Performer of the Year. She earned the distinction after taking two individual titles, leading the Tornado to a third place finish at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships.

April 26, 2014
Henry's school records lead King at Conference Carolinas Championships
BANNER ELK, N.C. – Just as they have been all season, the King University women’s track and field team was led by Maegan Henry at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The junior won both the hammer throw and shot put while setting school records in the process leading the Tornado to a third place finish.

April 21, 2014
Durrett, Henry, Lyle named Conf Carolinas Scholar Athletes
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the conclusion of the winter sports season, Conference Carolinas has handed out their Winter Scholar Athletes of the Year. King University had three student-athletes earn the distinction for their respective sports, Bonnie Durrett for women’s basketball, Maegan Henry for women’s indoor track and field, and Logan Lyle in men’s basketball.

April 12, 2014
King performs well in final tune up for conference meet
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – In their final meet before the Conference Carolinas Championships, the King University women’s track and field team took sixth of 14 teams at the Beynon Catamount Classic hosted by Western Carolina. Shelbie Burchfield set a season best in the high jump to take fourth place.

April 10, 2014
King places 16 on academic all-conference track & field teams
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the Conference Carolinas Track and Field Championships, the league has awarded their academic all-conference lists. The Tornado had 10 women that made the team and six men for a total of 16 honorees.

April 5, 2014
Henry breaks own hammer throw school record at Liberty Invite
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Nearing the Conference Carolinas Championships, the King University women’s track and field team continues to improve throughout the outdoor season. This weekend at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational, Maegan Henry set a school record while five other personal records fell.

March 21, 2014
Henry sets hammer throw school record at 49er Classic
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team opened the outdoor portion of their season at the 49er Classic on Friday and Saturday. The Tornado turned in a solid weekend as Maegan Henry set a school record in the hammer throw, and King set six other personal records.

March 19, 2014
Tornado place 16 on academic all-conference team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the conclusion of the indoor track and field season, Conference Carolinas has announced their academic all-conference teams. A total of 16 Tornado student-athletes were honored as 10 women’s and six men’s track and field athletes earned recognition.

February 28, 2014
Henry, Parker named Conference Carolinas Most Valuable Performers
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following their performance at the Conference Carolinas Track and Field Indoor Championships, two King University women’s track and field athletes were honored. Eliza Parker was named Conference Carolinas Women’s Track Most Valuable Performer after winning three titles, and Maegan Henry was named Women’s Field Most Valuable Performer after taking a pair of titles.

February 23, 2014
Parker, Henry lead King to 2nd at conference championships
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team entered the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships with hopes of repeating last year’s conference title. The Tornado came up just short, finishing second in the field of seven teams, but Eliza Parker and Maegan Henry won a total of five title combined.

February 12, 2014
Newring, Parker and Conference Carolinas weekly awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their final tune up for the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships, both Eliza Parker and Justin Newring turned in stellar performances last week at the Mountaineer Open. Parker was named Conference Carolinas Women's Indoor Track Player of the week, and Newring earned the same honor on the men's side.

February 8, 2014
Parker, Henry take wins at Mountaineer Open
BOONE, N.C. – In their final tune up before the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships, the King University women’s track and field team turned in a solid performance the Mountaineer Open hosted by Appalachian State University. Eliza Parker posted a personal best in the mile and won the 3,000 meter run while Maegan Henry won both the weight throw shot put.

February 1, 2014
Personal bests fall at Hilton Garden Invite
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team continued to prepare for the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships later this month as the competed at the Hilton Garden Invitational this weekend at JDLFastTrack. The Tornado set three personal records at the meet that featured many NCAA Division I athletes.

January 21, 2014
Ruth earns NCAA Degree Completion Award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – When King track and field student-athlete Ashley Ruth graduated in December, she did so with the assistance of grant money from the NCAA which helped pay her final semester of tuition. Ruth was one of 73 NCAA Division II student-athletes to earn an NCAA Degree Completion Award, a grant program designed to increase graduation rates among NCAA Institutions.

January 18, 2014
Another school record falls to Henry
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team competed at East Tennessee State University’s 36th annual Niswonger Invitational on Friday and Saturday, and Maegan Henry continued to rewrite the King record book. For the second time this season, Henry shattered one of her school records.

January 11, 2014
Henry sets school record at Wake Forest Invitational
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team competed at the Wake Forest Invitational on Saturday, coming home with a handful of personal records and a new school record in tow.

January 10, 2014
Tornado set sights on repeating as conference champions
BRISTOL, Tenn. – After sweeping the Conference Carolinas titles in the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2013, the King University women’s track and field team will look to duplicate last season’s feat and take home a pair of conference crowns this year to continue its dominance over Conference Carolinas foes.

December 6, 2013
Henry, Kennedy set school records at App. State Invite
BOONE, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team opened their indoor season at the Appalachian Invitational hosted by Appalachian State University, and finished first among six non Division I teams. Maegan Henry broke her own school record in the indoor shot put, and matched her record in the weight throw while Jaleessa Kennedy set a school record in the triple jump.