Women's Track & Field

2 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS

King ready to start indoor season

Photo credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis
Photo credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis

GENERAL INFORMATION

Name – King University
City/Zip – Bristol, TN 37620
Enrollment – Approximately 2,900
Nickname – Tornado
Athletic Colors – Navy & Scarlet
School Colors – Blue & Gold
Affiliation – NCAA Division II
Conference – Conference Carolinas
President – Mr. Alexander Whitaker
Athletic Director – David Hicks
Athletic Department Phone – (423) 652-4849
Athletic Department Fax – (423) 652-6041
Head Athletic Trainer – Shelia Crockett
Website – www.KingTornado.com

WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD NCAA HISTORY

First Year of NCAA Membership – 2010-11
Highest Conference Carolinas Indoor Finish (year) – 1st (2013)
Highest Conference Carolinas Outdoor Finish (year) – 1st (2013)

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach, seasonAmanda Williamson, 3rd season
Track and Field Office Phone – (423) 652-4815
Assistant CoachesDesmond Pierce, Maegan Henry, Justin Newring

TEAM INFORMATION

Conference Carolinas Indoor Finish Last Year – 5th
Conference Carolinas Outdoor Finish Last Year – 5th

CONFERENCE CAROLINAS PRESEASON COACHES' POLL
- King was picked to finish fifth in the in Conference Carolinas Indoor Track & Field Preseason Coaches' Poll

TOP RETURNING RUNNERS

Junior Jordan Jennings (second in 400 meters at Conference Carolinas Indoor and Outdoor Championships in 2016)
Sophomore Amani McFadden (personal record long jump of 4.64 meters came at season opener last year, personal record triple jump of 11.25 meters)
Sophomore Amari McFadden (three top six finishes at Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships, including fourth in both 100 meters and 4x100 meter relay, fourth in 60 meter dash at conference indoor championships)
Sophomore Kayce Byrnside (10th in the 5000 meter run at Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships)

NEWCOMERS

Alexandra Arroyo, San Juan, Puerto Rico (University of Puerto Rico)
Kirstin Barton, San Antonio, Texas (John Paul Stevens HS)
Taylor Grayson, Hendersonville, N.C. (Beech HS)
Neyasha Honorable, Knoxville, Tenn. (Hardin Valley Academy)
Ebony Jones, Farmville, Va. (Cumberland County HS)
Hannah Kusmierz, Orleans, Mich. (Lansing CC)
Ashley Miller, Thaxton, Va. (Staunton River HS)
Kaitlin Rivera, Knoxville, Tenn. (Homeschool)
Alisha Steward, Brazil, Ind. (Clay City HS)
Michiah Watts, Richmond, Va. (Richmond Community HS)

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

- King opens the indoor season on January 13-14 at the ETSU Track & Field Invitational.
- The Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championships are scheduled for February 19 at JDL FastTrack in Winston-Salem, N.C.
- King opens the outdoor season on March 17-18 at the High Point Invitational.
- The Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships are scheduled for April 28-29 at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, S.C.

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

Director of Athletic Communications – Travis Chell, tlchell@king.edu
Athletic Communications Office Phone – (423) 652-6368
Chell Cell Phone – (715) 431-0253
Athletic Communications Fax – (423) 652-6041
Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant – Ryan Whitt, sportsinfo@king.edu
Athletic Communications Mailing Address – 1350 King College Rd., Bristol, TN 37620