King runs away with a first at Lenoir-Rhyne Invite

King runs away with a first at Lenoir-Rhyne Invite

NEWTON, N.C. – The King University men's cross country team completed their second event of the season at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational 8K race against three regional opponents on Friday evening. The Tornado recorded another impressive performance, finishing first ahead of Lees-McRae College, Lenoir-Rhyne University and Tusculum College.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 1st/4 overall
LOCATION: Southside Park, Newton, N.C.
DISTANCE: 8K

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Tanner Cook earned a first place finish for the Tornado with a time of 26:43.31.
  • Charles Ramos finished 3rd with a time of 27:28.723.
  • James Russell Ballowe came in next at 28:05.47 to finish 5th.
  • Morgan Greene finished 9th, covering the distance in 28:30.68
  • Tyler Edwards finished in a time of 29:15.60 to take13th.
  • Caleb Greene then followed in 19th, finishing in 30:57.03.
  • King records the first place overall win ahead of their opponents by 16 points.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • This marks Tanner Cook's first individual win.
  • The victory is King's first since their season opening Eye Opener Invitational in 2013.

FOR THE FOES

  • Following The Tornado ranking in second overall was Lees-McRae College.
  • Respectively, Lenoir-Rhyne University and Tusculum College finish next in third and fourth.

UP NEXT

  • The Tornado travel to Blacksburg, Va. Friday, September 18 to participate in the Virginia Tech Alumni Invite.