Women's Track & Field News Archives
May 5, 2016
Johnson selected Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year
BRSITOL, Tenn. – Following her stellar performance the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships, King University’s Esther Johnson has been selected the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Freshman of the Year. She posted three top five finishes, including two runner-up placements at the conference meet.
April 30, 2016
Jennings, Johnson lead King at conference championships
BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team turned in a solid performance over the weekend at the Conference Carolinas Championships, taking fifth of nine teams. Jordan Jennings and Esther Johnson led the way with second place finishes, Jennings in the 400 meters and Johnson in both the shot put and discus.
April 19, 2016
Farmen, McFadden earn league weekly awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a solid weekend at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic, the King University track and field teams took home a pair of Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors. Elijah Farmen set a pair of personal records on his way to being named men’s Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the week while Amari McFadden took Conference Carolinas Track Athlete of the Week honors on the women’s side.
April 16, 2016
McFadden sets three PRs at Beynon Sports Catamount Classic
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Following a meet that was dominated by weather last weekend, the King University women’s track and field team took to the track at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic on what was a beautiful Saturday. Amari McFadden set three personal records on the weekend to lead the Tornado.
April 11, 2016
Six Tornado selected academic All-Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the league announced their academic all-conference honorees. The Tornado placed three women and three men on the academic all-conference team.
April 2, 2016
Cook sets PR at Colonial Relays
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The distance runners from the King University track and field teams traveled to the Colonial Relays over the weekend and Tanner Cook led the group. Cook set a new personal record in the 10,000 meters for the Tornado.
March 25, 2016
Hatfield breaks 3,000 meter steeplechase record
RALIEGH, N.C. – Connor Hatfield set a school record in the 3,000 meter steeplechase over the weekend to lead a selected group of King University track and field athletes at the Raleigh Relays.
March 19, 2016
Tornado kickoff outdoor season at Wake Forest Open
WAKE FOREST, N.C. – To kick off the 2016 outdoor track and field season, the King University women’s track and field team competed in the Wake Forest Open. The Tornado were able to showcase their abilities against top division one opponents in the meet to prep for the season ahead.
February 29, 2016
Farmen, Jennings selected USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s track and field team closed in the indoor season on Sunday and on Monday two Tornado were named USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region. Elijah Farmen earned the distinction for the men and Jordan Jennings for the women.
February 28, 2016
Johnson leads King at Conference Carolinas Indoors
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – In the final indoor meet of the season, Esther Johnson closed the indoor season on a high note for the King University women’s track and field team. Johnson set a pair of personal records, taking home one championship and one runner-up performance to lead King to a fifth place finish at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championships.
February 23, 2016
Johnson, Sattz selected Conference Carolinas Players of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University had two more athletes garner weekly awards from Conference Carolinas on Tuesday. Esther Johnson earned Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the Week for the second time and Ryan Sattz was named Conference Carolina Baseball Player of the Week.
February 19, 2016
Johnson sets 55 meter hurdles record at App State
BOONE, N.C. – In their final tune-up before the Conference Carolinas Championships, the King University women’s track and field team turned in a solid performance at the Appalachian State Split Open. Astri Johnson set a school record, and three other personal records fell for the Tornado.
February 6, 2016
King lands two top 10 finishes at Buccaneer Invite
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women's track and field team completed the ETSU Buccaneer Invite. The Tornado landed two top ten finishes from Jordan Jennings and Samantha Schreiber.
February 2, 2016
Johnson tabbed Conference Carolinas Athlete of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season the King University women’s track and field team has had a field athlete named Conference Carolinas Athlete of the Week. Following her first place finish at the Darius Dixon Invitational, Esther Johnson garnered honors this week.
January 30, 2016
Johnson grabs 1st place finish at Darius Dixon Invitational
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The King University women's track and field team competed in the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational where the Tornado recorded multiple top five finisheds. Highlighting their success was Esther Johnson who stood on the top of the podium for the Tornado.
January 16, 2016
Tornado stretch legs at ETSU Invite
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team got their spring season underway at the ETSU Invitational over the weekend. Jordan Jennings led the way for the Tornado as she qualified for the finals of the 400 meter dash.
December 8, 2015
School record gives McFadden Conference Carolinas Weekly Award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s track and field athlete Amani McFadden burst onto the scene in her first collegiate meet over the weekend, and with that she was named Conference Carolinas Women’s Field Athlete of the Week. The freshman set the school record in the triple jump at the Appalachian State Open to earn the award in the opening week of the season.
December 5, 2015
King opens season with solid showing at App State Open
BOONE, N.C. – In their first meet of the season, the King University women’s track and field team set one school record during what was a successful first meet. Freshman Amani McFadden set the new school mark in the triple jump to open the season on Friday night and set the tone for the weekend.
December 1, 2015
Depth to lead Tornado in 2015-16
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team turned in a pair of high finishes at the Conference Carolinas Championships a season ago, and despite losing some talent, second-year head coach Amanda Williamson has the Tornado in position for a couple of stellar finishes this season. The Tornado return a lot of depth, and along with some talented newcomers, King should be in position to finish near the top of the league again.
June 25, 2015
Keitt, Henry, Robinson earn NCAA Degree Completion awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University had a trio of student-athletes earn NCAA Division II Degree Completion Awards earlier this month. Tia Keitt, Maegan Henry and Alexis Robinson all completed their athletic careers this spring at King and earned these awards to finish their degrees at King.
May 13, 2015
Four Tornado named USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the completion of the track and field team, four King University student-athletes were named All-Southeast Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) this week. Both Raheem Smith and Reggie Warren earned the distinction on the men’s side while both Maegan Henry and Eliza Parker were named All-Region in two events each.
May 7, 2015
Pair of PRs fall at Duke Twilight
DURHAM, N.C. – A trio of King University track and field athletes completed their seasons on Wednesday and Thursday at the Duke Twilight Invitational. Both James Russell Ballowe and Hannah Sanford set personal records while Eliza Parker nearly set one herself.
May 4, 2015
Henry named Conference Carolinas Field Most Valuable Performer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth time in two years, King University women’s track and field star, Maegan Henry has garnered Conference Carolinas Women’s Field Most Valuable Performer honors. Henry earned a pair of victories at the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track and Field Championships, to earn the award for the second straight year.
April 25, 2015
Henry claims two golds as King finishes fourth
BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team were back in action at the Conference Carolinas outdoor championships. Standing in second after day one, the Tornado look to make the jump into first, however, it did not go as planned as King completed the event in fourth. Leading the way for the Tornado was Maegan Henry and Eliza Parker.
April 15, 2015
Outdoor track and field academic all-conference announced
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the outdoor season about to conclude, Conference Carolinas released their outdoor track and field academic all-conference recipients. The Tornado had eight women student-athletes earn the distinction and three men named academic all-conference.
April 11, 2015
Tornado race to 10th, Parker breaks school record
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team competed at the Beynon Sports Classic and raced their way to a 10th place finish. The Tornado posted a very solid meeting heading into the Conference Carolinas outdoor championships.
April 4, 2015
Martin, Henry lead King at Terrier Relays
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – On Saturday at the Terrier Relays hosted by Wofford College, the King University women’s track and field team was led by Maegan Henry and Amelia Martin. The duo each set personal records at the meet, Martin the 1,500 meter run and Henry in the javelin.
March 28, 2015
Parker leads King with new school record
ROCK HILL, S.C. – The King University women's track and field team returned to action at the Winthrop Invitational in their second outdoor event of the season. Eliza Parker highlighted the Tornado performances in the 3000 meter steeplechase while Amelia Martin, Hannah Sanford and Maegan Henry posted solid finishes.
March 21, 2015
Parker, Burchfield perform at Wake Forest Invitational
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team was back in action for the first time on an outdoor track. Highlighting the performances for the Tornado was Eliza Parker in the 5000 meter and Shelbie Burchfield in the High Jump.
March 20, 2015
King places 10 on track & field academic all-conference team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the outdoor season about to start, Conference Carolinas released their indoor track and field academic all-conference recipients. The Tornado had seven women student-athletes earn the distinction and three men named academic all-conference.
March 3, 2015
Six Tornado named USTFCCCA All-Region
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the end of indoor track and field season near, six members of the King University track and field teams earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors when the organization announced their awards on Monday. On the men’s side, Justin Newring, Raheem Smith, Eric Jones and Reggie Warren earned the distinction while Shelbie Burchfield and Maegan Henry were honored on the women’s side.
February 26, 2015
Henry, Martin garner accolades from Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following their great performance at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships, two members of the King University women’s track and field team were honored following the meet. Maegan Henry garnered Women’s Field Most Valuable Player and Amelia Martin was named the Women’s Freshman of the Year.
February 22, 2015
Tornado take third at Conference Carolinas Championships
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team finished third of nine teams at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships following a solid team effort. The Tornado were led by Eliza Parker, who won the 3,000 meters and Maegan Henry who won both the shot put and weight throw.
February 7, 2015
Tornado place well at ETSU Invite
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – In an extremely tough field, the King University women’s track and field team took on the competition at the East Tennessee State University Invite. Leading the way for the Tornado was two top 10 finishes from Maegan Henry.
February 5, 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.
February 3, 2015
Tornado trio take Conference Carolinas Athlete of the Week honors
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University track and field teams head a successful weekend at the Mountaineer Indoor Open, and three Tornado were honored by Conference Carolinas on Tuesday. Maegan Henry, Eliza Parker and Justin Newring all were named athletes of the week by the league.
January 31, 2015
Henry's school record helps King earn second place finish
BOONE, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team turned in an impressive performance at the Mountaineer Indoor Open on Saturday, taking second in a field of 13 teams. Maegan Henry led the way, breaking her own school record, and becoming the first Tornado to break the 16-meter mark in the weight throw.
January 17, 2015
Parker, Henry highlight ETSU Classic for King
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team stretched their legs for the first time this spring at the East Tennessee State University Classic. Maegan Henry and Eliza Parker both highlighted the day for the Tornado, both taking top-10 finishes.
December 6, 2014
Henry sets school record, leads King at Appalachian State Open
BOONE, N.C. – When the King University women’s track and field team opened the new season, it seemed as though Maegan Henry didn’t skip a beat from last season. The senior broke her own school record in the shot put, and posted an NCAA provision qualifying mark in the process at the Appalachian State Open.
December 3, 2014
Experienced King squad aims to stay atop Conference Carolinas
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As they have been every year in recent memory, the expectations for the King University women’s track and field team are high for the 2014-15 season. The Tornado return a plethora of talent from last year’s squad which will be headlined by Conference Carolinas Indoor and Outdoor Most Valuable Field Athlete Maegan Henry and Conference Carolinas Indoor Most Valuable Track Athlete Eliza Parker.
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.
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.
June 4, 2013
Williamson promoted to lead King cross country, track & field
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Athletic Director David Hicks announced Amanda Williamson ’10 as the new cross country and track and field head coach. Williamson was a standout athlete at King and was an assistant coach for the past three seasons.
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.
May 1, 2013
Piccinini, Witt named King Athletes of the Year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Tuesday night, King University had their annual Student-Athlete Banquet where they recognized each sport and the graduating seniors. King also announced their Male and Female Athletes of the Year as well as the SAAC Scholar Athletes of the Year. Eddie Piccinini and Hannah Witt were selected athletes of the year while Pete Griffith and Maegan Henry earned scholar athlete of the year distinction. Emily Martin was also named King’s Senior Academic Athlete of the Year.
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 11, 2013
King Track & Field athletes named academic all-conference
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday, Conference Carolinas announced the academic all-conference team for Track and Field. Five King University student-athletes were named to the team.
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 28, 2013
Three King teams earn Winter Sportsmanship Awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University teams were recognized by Conference Carolina on Thursday when the conference released their Winter Team Sportsmanship Awards. Both the men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams earned recognition as well as the women’s basketball team.
March 27, 2013
Noe, Henry named Conference Carolinas Athletes of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For their performances last weekend at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic, Jordan Noe and Maegan Henry were named Conference Carolinas athletes of the week. Noe was the men’s track player of the week, and Henry was the women’s field athlete of the week.
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.
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 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 6, 2012
Ashley Ruth Featured on "Get to Know Your Student-Athletes"
Women's track & field runner Ashley Ruth was featured by Conference Carolinas in "Get to Know Your Student-Athletes".
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 20, 2012
Get Closer to Tornado Athletics with Text Updates!
Tornado Athletic is introducing a new way to keep up-to-date on your favorite King sport team with its text message update service. The service is open to all and free of charge.
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)
June 29, 2012
King Places Third Among Conference Schools in Learfield Sports Directors Cup
King ranked third among Conference Carolinas institutions and 166th overall among the 244 nationally-ranked schools in the 2011-12 Learfield Director's Cup Standings.
May 16, 2012
Tornado Trio Named to Spring Scholar-Athlete of the Year List
Jose Avila, Hannah Witt, and Josh Bamberger were named Conference Carolinas Spring Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
May 15, 2012
All-Region Hardware Handed Out to 13 King Track and Field Athletes
Maegan Henry led all Tornado Track and Field athletes with three All-Region recognitions as a part of the 21 both teams totaled.
May 5, 2012
Haje Sets School Record, Tornado Mix it Up in Clemson and Durham
Track and Field split up and covered ground in North and South Carolina this past weekend at two different meets to close the regular season.
April 28, 2012
Burchfield, Adams Named SAAC Student-Athlete of the Month
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has named Shelbie Burchfield (T/F) and Blake Adams (Cycle) as the Student-Athletes of the Month for April.
April 25, 2012
King Athletics Host Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
The King College Athletic Department hosted an end-of-the-year awards banquet for the student-athletes of its 24 varsity sports, faculty, and staff on Tuesday night.
April 21, 2012
Henry Named Freshman of the Year, Lady Tornado Take Third
Freshman thrower Maegan Henry was named Freshman of the Year while the Lady Tornado took third overall at this weekend's Conference Carolinas Championships.
April 16, 2012
King College Invites Alumni and Friends to Celebrate 86th Dogwood Weekend
Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 86th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 20-23.
April 11, 2012
Fifteen Named to Track and Field Academic All-Conference Team
King College placed the second-most student-athletes on the 2012 Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference Team among league teams.
April 7, 2012
Keitt and Henry Down School Records at Liberty Open
Tia Keitt and Maegan Henry both set new school records while 16 different personal records were set at this weekend's Liberty Open.
March 30, 2012
Burchfield Qualifies for Nationals, 10k Records Tumble
Shelbie Burchfield hit the NCAA Division II provisional National qualifying mark in the women's high jump while three King runners took down the 10k school record.
March 24, 2012
Throwers Highlight at Catamount Classic
Numerous personal records collapsed at the Catamount Classic on Saturday when King's throwing group stole the show by meet's end.
March 17, 2012
Noe Qualifies for Junior Nationals, PRs Plummet in Outdoor Opener
In their first meet of the 2012 outdoor season, King featured a number of new personal records while Jordan Noe qualified for Junior Nationals at the 49er Classic.
March 2, 2012
King Track and Field Reels in 32 All-Region Awards
Tornado Track and Field had 19 individuals help pull together 32 All-Region honors after the conclusion of the Indoor season.
February 29, 2012
Latest USTFCCCA Rankings Released, King Men Second
King Track and Field stayed within the top three spots in the Southeast Region after the latest USTFCCCA rankings release.
February 27, 2012
Rahming, Alfano Named Student-Athletes of the Month
Earl Rahming and Danielle Alfano have been named the Student-Athletes of the Month for February by SAAC.
February 26, 2012
Alfano Sets Record for Fourth Time at JDL Fast Track Invite
Danielle Alfano won her first collegiate race and broke her own school record for a fourth time in the one-mile race at the JDL Fast Track Invite.
February 22, 2012
Tornado Top Regional Rankings for First Time in Program History
The men's track and field team achieved the top spot in the Southeast Region for the first time in its history while the women were ranked third.
February 18, 2012
Alfano, Rahming Keep Shining at Gene Anderson Invitational
King Track and Field set more school marks and personal records in a strong team finish to the month of February at the Gene Anderson Invite at UNC.
February 15, 2012
Track and Field Jump Up to Second in Southeast Region
Both King track and field teams have made a strong push into a second place rankings in the latest USTFCCCA polls, released today.
February 11, 2012
Fast Track Invite Marks Another Record-Setting Day
Three school records and a host of personal records were set at the Fast Track College Invitational on Saturday.
February 10, 2012
Student-Athletes Engage in Storm Chaser Mentor Program
King student-athletes continue to impact the lives of Bristol elementary school children through Storm Chaser Mentor Program
February 1, 2012
Women’s Track and Field Tabbed Fourth in Preseason Poll
The Lady Tornado track and field team has been tabbed for fourth in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches' Poll, released today.
January 28, 2012
Tornado Set Multiple Indoor Marks at Liberty Open
King Indoor Track and Field set three new indoor school records and multiple personal records at the Liberty Open this weekend.
January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21
January 11, 2012
Track and Field Announces Schedule Changes
Tornado Track and Field has released multiple changes to its indoor event schedule, making their next scheduled meet Jan. 27-28.
December 3, 2011
Tornado Track and Field Open Indoor Season at Appalachian Invitational
King Men's and Women's Track and Field began its indoor season at the Mountaineer Invitational this weekend with many new personal records set in the opener.
October 27, 2011
Find Your Conference Carolinas Destination Right Here!
Ever wonder where each of our new conference member schools are located or how to get there? Wonder no more! More details inside...
September 22, 2011
Support King Athletics with Nike Gear Fundraiser
For a limited time only, you can purchase stylish, King Tornado Nike gear and support your student-athletes at the same time! More details inside...
April 17, 2011
King mixes in wins and season bests at Johnson City Invite
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The King College track and field teams posted numerous season bests at the inaugural Johnson City Invitational over the weekend.
March 27, 2011
King Track and Field collect personal records at Catamount Classic
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - The King College men's and women's track team tamed the stormy conditions Saturday to come away from the Catamount Classic hosted by Western Carolina University with numerous personal records.
March 20, 2011
King Track & Field breaks two school records at 49er Classic
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The King College men's and women's track team opened the 2011 outdoor season with two school records and multiple personal bests over the weekend at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49er Classic.
March 5, 2011
Nelson runs to the front with school record at Va. Tech
BLACKSBURG, Va. - King College's Carrie Nelson broke the 18-minute mark in the 5,000-meter at the Virginia Tech Last chance in a winning effort Saturday.
February 23, 2011
King Women's Track & Field tops USTFCCCA Southeast rankings
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The King College women's track and field team took the top spot in the newest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association Southeast Region ranking, the organization announced. The Tornado team landed at No. 5.
February 19, 2011
All-Americans and school records for King at NCCAA Nationals
MARION, Ind. - King College ran to three NCCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championships Saturday as the men's and women's team collected 14 All-American performances on the day. With all the All-Americans, the Lady Tornado finished fourth in the team standings while the Tornado was seventh.
February 14, 2011
King Track & Field squads prepare for NCCAA Nationals
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College has a total of 44 entries for Saturday's NCCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championship in Marion, Ind.
February 10, 2011
NCCAA weekly honor for Nelson
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Carrie Nelson was awarded the NCCAA Women's Indoor Track & Field Student-Athlete of the Week, the national office announced.
February 5, 2011
More NCCAA qualifiers for King Track & Field
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The King College track and field team closed out the 2011 Niswonger Invitational Saturday with another strong day of performances.
February 4, 2011
King starts Niswonger with school record and season bests
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - King College opened the 2011 Niswonger Invitational Friday with numerous performances including a new school record at nearby East Tennessee State.
January 29, 2011
King runs to the front at Liberty Open
LYNCHBURG, Va. - King College posted numerous Top-10 finishes at the Liberty Open Friday and Saturday in the Tornado and Lady Tornado's second indoor track and field event of the season.
January 22, 2011
King starts indoor track and field season with strong performances at App Open
BOONE, N.C. - King College opened the 2011 indoor track and field season Saturday at the Appalachian Open with numerous Top-5 finishes.
January 11, 2011
King finalizes Indoor Track & Field schedule
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The 2011 King College men's and women's indoor track and field schedule has been announced before the season starts on Jan. 22.
Midnight Madness to Make its Return on Monday, Oct. 15
Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!