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Transylvania Adds Track and Field to Line-up

Transylvania will add men’s and women’s track and field to its intercollegiate athletics program beginning with the 2008-09 season, bringing to 18 the number of teams the University supports.

Athletics director Jack Ebel said that middle and long distance events will be the initial focus of the program, which will draw heavily on the existing cross country teams to comprise the roster.

“It became clear to us that we could significantly enhance our cross country program if we gave them the opportunity to compete in the spring as well,” Ebel said. “We will expand the team as interest increases.”

Track is a spring sport and is supported by the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The eight other HCAC schools have track and field teams.

Ebel also said that assistant cross country coach Jason Moncer has been named head track coach. Moncer is a University of Kentucky graduate who served as head cross country coach and track coach at Richmond Model High School for the past six years. He holds a USA Track and Field Elite Coaching Certificate.

“My goal is to be competitive within our conference right away,” Moncer said. “Eventually, we hope to build a team to compete for the HCAC title.”

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