The University added two new sports—men’s and women’s track—to its slate of athletic programs, bringing the total number of varsity teams to 17. It was the first time the University added a sport since women’s golf in 1992.
The addition of the track programs enhances the cross country program and provides the University the chance to compete for more Atlantic 10 Conference titles. Cross country coach Steve Nester is overseeing the programs. He will begin filling the roster with distance runners, he says, who can compete in cross country during the off-season.