Men's Cross Country News Archives

  • Metcalf leads King at NCAA Southeast Regional
    November 17, 2018
    OAKWOOD, Ga. – The King University men’s cross country team finished the season with a 20th place finish at the NCAA Southeast Region Cross Country Championship on Saturday morning. The Tornado were led by Blaine Metcalf who finished 110th.
  • King takes ninth at conference championship
    November 03, 2018
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team finished ninth at the Conference Carolinas Championship. Blaine Metcalf led the Tornado with a 35th place finish.
  • Five Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    October 26, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their academic all-conference performers for cross country, leading up to the conference championship next weekend. King University had five runners honored, two from the men's team and three from the women's team.
  • Metcalf leads King at 12th Annual Sand Shark Invitational
    October 20, 2018
    HARDEEVILLE, S.C. – In their final tune-up before the Conference Carolinas Championship, the King University men’s cross country team finished 29th at the 12th Annual Sand Shark Invitational. The Tornado were led by Blaine Metcalf.
  • Five PRs fall for Tornado at Royals XC Challenge
    October 12, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team had a solid race on Friday night as five individual set personal records at the Royals Cross Country Challenge. The Tornado finished 34 in a deep field and were led by Daniel Kovalchick.
  • Metcalf leads King at Greater Louisville Classic
    September 29, 2018
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The King University men’s cross country team took to the course again on Saturday at the Greater Louisville Classic. Blaine Metcalf was the top Tornado finisher taking 133rd in a deep field.
  • Tornado set two PRs at Virginia Tech
    September 14, 2018
    BLACKSBURG, Va. – The King University men’s cross team took to the course on Friday at the Virginia Tech Alumni Meet and a pair of Tornado set personal records. King finished seventh at the meet, and second among NCAA Division II teams.
  • Kovalchick leads King at season-opening Tusculum Open
    September 07, 2018
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s cross country team opened the season with a solid showing at the Tusculum Open. Daniel Kovalchick finished in the top 10, leading the Tornado to a sixth place finish.
  • King sets sights on top of Conference Carolinas
    September 03, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's cross country team enters the 2018 season with a new head coach and numerous new faces. Head coach Desmond Pierce aims to acclimate the six newcomers with the solid group of returners to bring the Tornado back to the top Conference Carolinas.
  • Pierce hires Slonski as assistant coach
    May 01, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Desmond Pierce announced the hiring of Abby Slonski as his assistant coach. Slonski spend the last season as a graduate assistant on the coaching staff.
  • Pierce selected as head coach for cross country/track & field
    April 03, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Desmond Pierce '15 has been promoted to head coach of the King University men's and women's cross country and track and field teams, as announced on Tuesday by Director of Athletics David Hicks.
  • Williamson steps down from cross country/track & field programs
    March 21, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics, David Hicks announced that Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Amanda Williamson has resigned from her position.
  • Ballowe finishes 65th at NCAA Regional
    November 04, 2017
    WINGATE, N.C. – James Russell Ballowe of the King University men’s cross country team closed out his season on Saturday at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Ballowe finished the 10k race in 65th.
  • Tornado finish fourth at Conference Championship
    October 20, 2017
    CONCORD, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team competed at the conference championship on Friday afternoon.  The team finished fourth overall and was led by James Russell-Ballowe’s 16th place finish.
  • Five Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    October 17, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their academic all-conference performers for cross country, leading up to the conference championship this weekend. King University had five runners honored, four from the men’s team and one from the women’s team.
  • King takes 6th at Gene Mullin Invite
    October 07, 2017
    GREENVILLE, S.C. – In their final tune-up before the Conference Carolinas Championship, the King University men’s cross country team finished sixth the Gene Mullin Invitational hosted by Furman University. James Russell Ballowe led the way for the Tornado, finishing 28th.
  • Ballowe finishes 10th, leads King at Greater Louisville Classic
    September 30, 2017
    LOUSIVILLE, Ky. – The King University men’s cross country team returned to action at the highly competitive Greater Louisville Classic as they finished sixth among NCAA Division II teams in the silver race. James Russell Ballowe led the way for the Tornado, finishing 10th.
  • Tornado compete at Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational
    September 15, 2017
    BLACKSBURG, Va. – The King University men’s cross country team raced in their third competition of the year, the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational.  James Russell Ballowe led the Tornado, finishing 55th in the race.
  • Tornado finish fifth at Lenoir-Rhyne Invite
    September 08, 2017
    HICKORY, N.C. – The King University men’s track and field team competed in their second event of the year, the Lenoir-Rhyne Cross Country Invitational. James Russell Ballowe led the Tornado to a fifth place finish as he finished 13th individually.
  • King takes 5th at WCU XC Festival
    September 02, 2017
    CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team opened their season on Saturday at the Western Carolina University Cross Country Festival, running a 5k race. The Tornado finished fifth and were led by a 25th place finish from James Russell Ballowe.
  • King aims to stay at the top of Conference Carolinas
    August 28, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's cross country team finished third at the Conference Carolinas Championship last season and look to climb back up in the standings this season. The Tornado return many key returners from last year's team, Head Coach Amanda Williamson expects the Tornado to finish well in 2017.
  • Tornado trio earns USTFCCCA Academic Award
    February 09, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced their NCAA Division II Cross Country Individual Academic Awards and three Tornado were recognized. Tanner Cook and Charles Ramos earned honors on the men’s side and Kaitlin Rivera on the women’s side.
  • Cook takes 109th at NCAA National Championship
    November 19, 2016
    ST. LEO, Fla. – For the final time in his career, and second time at the NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country National Championship, King University men’s cross country runner Tanner Cook laced up his spikes. Cook turned in a solid performance, posting the second best finish in school history at the event, taking 109th.
  • Cook named USTFCCCA All-Region
    November 08, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in his career, King University men's cross country runner Tanner Cook will compete at the NCAA Division II Men's Cross Country National Championship. On the way to qualifying for the national meet, Cook was named All-Southeast Region from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
  • Cook qualifies for NCAA Men's Cross Country Championship
    November 05, 2016
    MONTEVALLO, Ala. – Tanner Cook led the King University at the NCAA Southeast Regional, and qualified for the NCAA National Championship. The Tornado didn’t have a team score, and Cook led the way with a sixth place finish.
  • Three Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    October 21, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas Cross Country Championship taking place this afternoon, the conference office announced their academic All-Conference honorees on Friday. The Tornado had two men’s runners and one women’s runner earn recognition.
  • Cook, Tornado finish 3rd at Conference Carolinas Championship
    October 21, 2016
    CONCORD, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team turned in a solid finish at the Conference Carolinas Championship, taking third. Tanner Cook led the way for the Tornado, finishing third.
  • Cook, Rivera take ECAC weekly awards
    October 12, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – A pair of King University cross country runners have earned accolades from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) following their performance a week ago. Tanner Cook earned ECAC Runner of the Week while Kaitlin Rivera earned ECAC Runner of the Week recognition.
  • Trio of Tornado set PRs at Royals XC Challenge
    October 07, 2016
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s cross country team ran in their final tune up before the Conference Carolinas Championship on Friday when they ran in the Queens Royals XC Challenge. Tanner Cook again led the Tornado and for the second straight week set a personal record to finish 15th.
  • Cook named ECAC Runner of the Week
    October 05, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s cross country runner Tanner Cook has added another award this season, being named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Runner of the Week. Cook finished 10th at the Greater Louisville Classic and set a personal record in the process.
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