Men's Cross Country News Archives

  • 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.
  • Cook tabbed Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week
    October 03, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, Tanner Cook has been named Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week. Cook turned in a stellar performance at the Greater Louisville Classic, finishing 10th with a personal record time.
  • Cook finishes 10th to lead King at Greater Louisville Classic
    October 01, 2016
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tanner Cook turned in an impressive performance on Saturday to lead the King University men’s cross country team at the Greater Louisville Classic. Cook finished 10th in a very deep field and the Tornado finished 23rd in a field that had 41 teams.
  • Cook leads King, takes 2nd at Asheville XC Carnival
    September 10, 2016
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. – For the second straight week, Tanner Cook led the men’s cross country team, this week at the Asheville XC Carnival. Cook finished second, leading the Tornado to a fifth place finish.
  • Cook selected Conference Carolinas Runner of the Week
    September 05, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s cross country runner Tanner Cook started his season with a solid performance at the Eye Opener Invitational, which resulted in him earning Conference Carolinas Runner of the week honors. Cook was the top NCAA Division II runner at the meet, leading the Tornado to a second place finish.
  • Cook takes 1st, Tornado 2nd among DII competition at Eye Opener
    September 02, 2016
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The King University men’s cross team opened the 2016 season with a great showing at the Eye Opener Invitational, finishing second among NCAA Division II teams. Tanner Cook led the way for the Tornado coming in first among NCAA Division II runners.
  • Williamson adds Pierce to staff
    July 18, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head track and field and cross country coach Amanda Williamson didn’t have to look far to find an assistant coach as she announced the hire of Desmond Pierce this week. Pierce earned his MBA from King and was a graduate assistant under Williamson during the 2014-15 season.
  • Cook selected CoSIDA Academic All-District
    May 26, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in his career, Tanner Cook has been selected Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Cook had stellar seasons for the Tornado on the course and the track as well as in the classroom, earning him the distinction when the organization announced the all-district teams on Thursday.
  • Tornado trio earns USTFCCCA Individual Academic Award
    February 22, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University cross country teams had three members earn USTFCCCA individual academic awards from the 2015 season. Tanner Cook and Charles Ramos represented the men’s team while Samantha Schreiber represented the women’s team.
  • Cook earns All-Region honors from USTFCCCA
    November 09, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second consecutive year, King University’s Tanner Cook has earned All-Region honors from the United State Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Cook led the men’s cross country team at the NCAA Southeast Regional to earn the recognition.
  • Cook leads King at NCAA Southeast Regional
    November 07, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Four members of the King University men’s cross country team competed at the NCAA Southeast Regional on a wet Saturday in Wingate, N.C. Tanner Cook led the Tornado with a 15th place finish in a field of nearly 200 runners.
  • Trio selected academic All-Conference Carolinas
    November 03, 2015
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas Cross Country Championships taking place last week, the league has announced their academic all-conference honorees for the 2015 season. The of the King University men’s cross country runners received recognition, Tanner Cook, Nick Fasbinder and Caleb Greene.
  • Tornado take second at Conference Carolinas Championship
    October 23, 2015
    CONCORD, N.C. – For the fourth time since becoming Conference Carolinas members, the King University men’s cross country team finished as runners-up at the Conference Carolinas Championship. The Tornado were led by top-10 finishes from Tanner Cook and Charles Ramos.
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