UNCG Track & Field BIO
 Brandon King

2016 Cross Country
Opened the season with a 20:07.00 time in the 6,000-meter race at the Elon Invitational … Improved his time to 19:49.00 just two weeks later at the adidas XC Challenge … Placed 45th overall at the Southern Conference Championships with a time of 25:44.10 in the 8,000-meter race … Also posted a time of 25:54.00 at that distance at the Princeton Invitational and a 26:33.90 at the Notre Dame Invitational … Ended his season with w 33:16.40 time at the NCAA Southeast Regionals in the 10,000-meter race.

2016 Outdoor Track
Ran the 400-meter distance at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational with a time of 1:01.66 … Posted a time of 4:11.74 in the 1,500-meter race at the Duke Invitational … Tallied two times in the 5,000-meter distance – 16:14.32 at the High Point VertKlasse and 16:56.13 at Coastal Carolina … Ran the 10,000-meter race at the Southern Conference Championships with a time of 34:20.87.

2016 Indoor Track
Notched a time of 2:10.47 in the 800-meter race at the UNCG Early Bird 7-Way … Posted two times at the 3,000-meter distance – 9:15.65 at the High Point Team Challenge and 9:18.71 at the Southern Conference Championships … Ran the 5,000-meter distance at the Southern Conference Championships with a time of 16:18.40.

2015 Cross Country
Posted a time of 27:22.00 in the 8,000-meter race at the Charlotte Invitational … Finished 67th at the Southern Conference Championships with a time of 27:27.55 in the 8,000-meter race.

Outdoor Track 2015
Posted a time of 2:08.76 at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational in the 800-meter race…ran the 3,000-meter race in 9:19.65 at the Wake Forest Open…finished the 5,000-meter race in 15:58.14 at the SoCon Championships (Apr. 25-26)

Indoor Track 2015
Finished the one mile race in 4:42.86 at the UNCG Spartan Team Challenge on January 25…ran the 3,000-meter race in 9:18.40 on the first day of the SoCon Indoor Championships…ran the 800-meter day two of the SoCon Championships 

Cross Country 2014
Ran the 5,000-meter in 17:31.53 at the Elon/UNCG Dual Meet on August 30…finished the five mile race in 28:22.00 on October 3 at the Notre Dame Invitational…Finished the 8,000-meter race in 28:03.03 on October 31…Ran the 10 K in 36:13.60 at the NCAA Southeast Regionals

High School
Four-year letterwinner in track and cross country at Mitchell High School for coach Dennis Gilfillan … Earned All-State, All-Region and All-Conference in cross country … Also earned All-State and All-Conference accolades on the track … Named the Western Highlands Conference Runner of the Year in 2011 and 2012 … Finished as the State Runner-Up on the track in 2013 … Named All-Academic Western Highlands Conference and earned an Academic Letter for having a 4.0 GPA-plus all four years.

Full name is Brandon Lee King … Born February 20, 1996 … Son of Darrin and Wanda King … Has one sister, Brittney … Majoring in biology.

Top Performances
Cross Country
5k: 16:47.60 (Wolfpack Challenge, 9/19/14)
6k: 19:49.00 (adidas XC Challenge, 9/16/16)

8k: 25:44.10 (Southern Conference Championships, 10/29/16)
10k: 33:16.40 (NCAA Southeast Regionals, 11/11/16)

5 Mile: 28:22.00 (Notre Dame Invitational, 10/3/14) 

Indoor Track
800m: 2:10.47 (UNCG Early Bird 7-Way, 12/1/15)
Mile: 4:42.86 (UNCG Spartan Team Challenge,1/25/15)
3k: 9:15.65 (High Point Team Challenge, 2/11/16)
5000m:16:18.40 (SoCon Championships, 2/26/16

Outdoor Track
800m: 2:08.76 (UNCW Seahawk Invitational 3/13/15-3/14/15)
3,000m: 9:19.65 (Wake Forest Open 3/20/15-3/21/15)
5000m: 16.14.32 (High Point VertKlass, 4/1/16)
10000m: 34:20.87 (SoCon Championships, 5/12/16)

Year: Junior
Hometown: Burnsville, N.C.
High School: Mitchell
Experience: 2 Letters
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