Women's Track & Field News Archives

  • Barton, McPhee named USTFCCCA All-Southeast Region
    May 15, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Two King University track and field athletes earned All-Southeast honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Adriel McPhee earned the honor on the men’s side and Kirstin Barton garnered recognition on the women’s side.
  • 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.
  • Barton leads Tornado at conference championships
    April 28, 2018
    CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University women’s track and field team competed in the Conference Carolinas championship this weekend in Central, South Carolina. The Tornado were led by Kirstin Barton who recorded a huge win in the 5,000 meter race as well as two other top-5 finishes. King finished fifth at the conference championships after previously being selected to finish last at the competition.
  • King has five selected academic All-Conference Carolinas
    April 25, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their academic all-conference performers for track & field, leading up to the conference championship this weekend. King University had five athletes honored, four from the men's team and one from the women's team.
  • Personal records lead Tornado at Catamount Classic
    April 14, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team competed at the Beynon Catamount Classic in Cullowhee, North Carolina over the weekend. Neyasha Honorable led the way for the Tornado running a personal best in the 400 meter race to place sixth overall.
  • Barton sets PR to lead Tornado
    April 06, 2018
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team competed at the HPU VertKlasse Meeting event Friday. Kirstin Barton led the Tornado by setting a new personal record while winning her heat and taking 12th overall in the 5,000 meter race.
  • 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.
  • Barton posts pair of PRs for King at Montreat Invite/Terrier Relays
    March 31, 2018
    SPARTANTBURG, S.C. – The King University women’s track & field team had a solid weekend at the Terrier Relays. Kirstin Barton led the way for the Tornado with a pair of personal records.
  • 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.
  • King battles at 49er Classic
    March 17, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team competed at the Charlotte 49er Classic Saturday afternoon. The Tornado raced well and were led by Hannah Kusmierz in the 3,000 meter event.
  • Tornado take 9th at Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships
    February 18, 2018
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women’s track & field team closed the indoor season on Sunday at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships where they finished ninth. Neyasha Honorable led the way, taking fourth in the 400 meters.
  • Five Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    February 13, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their academic all-conference performers for track & field, leading up to the conference championship this weekend. King University had six athletes honored, four from the men’s team and one from the women’s team.
  • Kusmierz leads King at ETSU Invite
    February 03, 2018
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team had a solid weekend at the ETSU Track & Field Invitational. The Tornado were led by Hannah Kusmierz in the 5000 meter race.
  • Weight throw leads King at Finn Pincus Invite
    January 27, 2018
    ROANOKE, Va. – The King University women’s track and field team had a solid weekend at the Finn Pincus Invitational, led by a freshman duo in the weight throw.
  • Tornado finish eighth at Appalachian Open
    January 20, 2018
    BOONE, N.C. – The King University women’s track & field team had a good weekend at the Appalachian Open, finishing eight of 14 teams. Neyasha Honorable led the way for the Tornado with a pair of top five finishes.
  • Kusmierz leads Tornado at ETSU Invitational
    January 13, 2018
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women’s track and field team opened their indoor season at the ETSU Track & Field Invitational over the weekend. Hannah Kusmierz led the Tornado with her time of 11:36.26 in the 3000 meter event.
  • King set to open 2018 season
    January 04, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University women's track & field team has talent returning and head coach Amanda Williamson has brought in a solid group to join the existing core. The Tornado will be looking to improve on their finishes at each the indoor and outdoor conference championships.
  • Four PRs fall at Conference Carolinas Championships
    April 29, 2017
    CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University women’s track and field team finished the season at the Conference Carolinas Championships with a ninth place finish.
  • King has six named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    April 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Leading up to the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the league announced their academic All-Conference Carolinas honorees. King University has six student-athletes recognized, three from each the men’s and women’s teams.
  • Tornado close regular season at Beynon Sports Catamount Classic
    April 15, 2017
    CULLOWHEE, N.C. – In their final tune-up before the Conference Carolinas Championships, the King University women’s track and field team finished 12th and were led by Hannah Kusmierz at the Beynon Sports Catamount Classic.
  • Tornado place first at Montreat College Invitational
    April 01, 2017
    MONTREAT, N.C. – The King University women's track and field competed at the Montreat College Invitational over the weekend. The Tornado finished first in the meet with 111 points with Hannah Kusmierz and Ebony Jones recording first place finishes.
  • Tornado compete at ADIDAS Winthrop Invite
    March 25, 2017
    ROCK HILL, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team competed at ADIDAS Winthrop Invitational and the Tornado set three personal records in a meet that featured numerous NCAA Division I teams.
  • Tornado open season High Point Invite
    March 18, 2017
    HIGH POINT, N.C – The King University women's track and field team opened their outdoor season at the High Point Invitational over the weekend. Hannah Kumierz had a top ten finish in the 3000 meter run, and Amari McFadden finished 15th in the 100 meter dash out of 53 contestants participating.
  • Tornado finish 5th at Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships
    February 19, 2017
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women’s track and field team finished fifth at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Championships. Three Tornado set personal records at the event.
  • Six track & field athletes named Academic All-Conference Carolinas
    February 17, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championships are scheduled to take place on Sunday at JDL FastTrack in Winston-Salem, N.C., and the league announced their academic all-conference teams. Three Tornado men and three women were named to the list this season.
  • Record setting day at Buccaneer Invite
    February 04, 2017
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women's track and field team competed at the Buccaneer Invite over the weekend. Ashley Miller led the Tornado, setting a school record in the 60 meter hurdles.
  • Jones named ECAC Rookie of the Week
    January 25, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight week, the King University women’s track and field team has had the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Rookie of the Week. This week, Ebony Jones earned that distinction after her performance at the Wake Forest Invitational.
  • Jones leads King at Wake Forest Invitational
    January 21, 2017
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The King University women's track and field team competed at the Wake Forest Invitational on Saturday. Ebony Jones had the highest finish for the Tornado on the day, placing 13th in the long jump.
  • Grayson, Ballowe take ECAC Weekly Awards
    January 18, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – A pair of King University track and field athletes were recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) following their performance at the season-opening ETSU Invitational. James Russell Ballowe was named ECAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week and Taylor Grayson was selected ECAC Women’s Track and Field Rookie of the Week.
  • Two Tornado finish in top ten at ETSU Invitational
    January 14, 2017
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The King University women's track and field team opened their indoor season at the ETSU Invitational over the weekend. Kaitlin Rivera finished in 7th place in the 5000 meter event and Taylor Grayson posted a 9th place finish in the weight throw.
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