2013 Women's Cross Country News Archives

June 30, 2014
Witt earns Capital One Academic All-American second straight season
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Hannah Witt added yet another award to her mantle last week when the Capital One Academic All-American Track and Field/Cross Country team was announced. Witt was selected to the Capital Academic All-America second team a season after garnering third team recognition.

June 18, 2014
Witt nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Hannah Witt continues to accumulate accolades, even after her time rewriting the King University women’s cross country record book is through. On Monday, Witt was named one of two Conference Carolinas nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. The NCAA Woman of the Year Award recognizes excellence in leadership, athletics, academics and service. Seniors who completed their final year of athletic eligibility are eligible for the award.

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.

February 12, 2014
Sokol selected Conference Carolinas Academic Athlete
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kendra Sokol has been selected as the Conference Carolinas Women’s Cross Country Academic Athlete of the Year for the 2013 season. Sokol had a stellar senior season for the Tornado, helping lead King to their second consecutive Conference Carolinas title.

November 23, 2013
Hannah Witt 50th at NCAA Championships
SPOKANE, Wash. – Representing the King University women’s cross country team, senior Tornado runner Hannah Witt turned in an impressive performance in her final race in a king uniform at the NCAA Division II Championships in Spokane, Wash. on Saturday, finishing in the 50th position.

November 22, 2013
Witt represents Tornado NCAA Championships
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive season, the King University men’s cross country team will travel to the NCAA Championships to compete for a national title. With four All-Region performers and a second-place finish at the NCAA Region Championship on November 9, the Tornado will look to improve upon last year’s 27th-place result at the national meet in Spokane, Wash on Saturday. In the women’s race, the Tornado will be represented by senior Hannah Witt.

November 12, 2013
Witt named USTFCCCA Southeast Region Athlete of the Year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what has been a record setting year, King women’s cross country senior Hannah Witt has added yet another award to her mantle. Witt won the NCAA Southeast Regional on Saturday and was named Southeast Region Athlete of the Year.

November 9, 2013
Witt wins NCAA Southeast Region Championship, Tornado finish sixth
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the first time in school history, a King University cross country runner has won an NCAA Regional title.

October 25, 2013
Witt takes Conference Carolinas title, Tornado repeat as champs
CONCORD, N.C. – The King University women’s cross country team successfully defended its 2012 Conference Carolinas championship on Friday at Frank Liske Park, winning the 2013 conference title behind a stellar run from conference champion Hannah Witt.

October 21, 2013
Six Tornado runners named Academic All-Conference
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas office announced its cross country academic all-conference teams on Tuesday morning, and King University was well represented. Six King University student-athletes were named to the squads, the second-most in the conference behind North Greenville University’s seven.

October 16, 2013
King takes three CC Weekly awards
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Wednesday when Conference Carolinas announced their weekly awards, three King University student-athletes were honored. Both Hannah Witt and Spencer Frantom won the awards for cross country while Elizabeth Swallow took home the women’s golf award.

October 11, 2013
King sets five PRs, school record at Royal XC Challenge
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On Friday afternoon, the King University women’s cross country team turned in one of their best performances of the season as each of King’s top-5 runners set personal records at the Royal Cross Country Challenge. For the second week in a row, Hannah Witt set a new school record, leading the Tornado to a sixth place finish in a meet that had 45 teams.

October 9, 2013
Witt takes second CC Weekly Award of the year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, King University’s Hannah Witt has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week during week number five of the 2013 season. On Friday, Witt posted a school record time en route to winning the Mountaineer Open.

October 4, 2013
Witt takes individual title with new school record
BOONE, N.C. – Hannah Witt set a new King University record on Friday at the Mountaineer Open, beating out a host of Division I runners to win the event overall.

September 20, 2013
Witt finishes second to pace Tornado
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Hannah Witt continued her dominance during the young cross country season, finishing second overall in the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational in which King was the only NCAA Division II participant.

September 11, 2013
Witt, Frantom named Conference Carolinas Runners of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Both the women's and men's cross country teams had a strong opening weekend of team competition, placing second and first respectively at the Eye Opener Invitational in Spartanburg, S.C. on Friday. Conference Carolinas announced today that Tornado runners Hannah Witt and Spencer Frantom were named Runners of the Week after their impressive individual performances at the meet.

September 6, 2013
Witt pulls away from field at Eye Opener
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s cross country team opened its season with a second place finish among NCAA Division II teams at the Eye Opener Invitational on Friday evening. Hannah Witt opened her final season with bang, taking first place at the event which included both Division I and II runners.

September 2, 2013
Veteran Tornado squad eyes repeat in 2013
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A season ago, the King University women’s cross country team captured the Conference Carolinas championship, marking their first conference title in school history. The Tornado are primed for a repeat in 2013, returning four of their top five runners from the Conference Carolinas Championships.