Saint Mary's Adding Track and Field Program

Posted: Updated:
Zach Whitkanack will serve as head coach of the track and field teams. (photo courtesy Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Zach Whitkanack will serve as head coach of the track and field teams. (photo courtesy Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS -

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College near Terre Haute is adding to its athletic department. The school says it will launch women's and men's track and field teams beginning in the 2019-2020 season.

The track and field program will include a full array of events, according to the school. Zach Whitkanack, who currently serves as a coach for the school's cross country program, will become the head coach of the track and field teams.

"The addition of the women’s and men’s track and field teams fulfills another goal in our strategic plan," said SMWC President Dottie King. "Thoughtful addition of athletics teams supports growth and enhances the student experience at The Woods."

SMWC says it is partnering with the Vigo County School Corp. to use the track and field facilities at West Vigo High School in West Terre Haute. The school says the track and field program will also benefit its cross country teams by helping student-athletes stay in shape during what would otherwise be a quiet period for them.

"The cross country program will benefit from this because it will allow the student-athletes to compete year round," Whitkanack said. "We have many runners very pumped about having the opportunity to participate in track and field.

The school says the program brings its total number of sports teams to 13.

  • Perspectives

    • Richardson is a senior manager with Centric Consulting.

      Marketing and Sales Alignment – Easier Than You Think

      There was a time, and perhaps you’re still living in it, where marketing is expected to drive sales leads, conversations, magically help close deals, and all sorts of expectations a marketing team can never meet. This period exists because there is a misalignment in those expectations of what marketing should do and what sales should do. I like to start with the basics. Is your company providing a product or service? Is it easy to sell? Is it cheap? Do your customers buy once?

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Wesemann Hall at the Valparaiso University Law School (photo courtesy Tony V. Martin/The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      Valpo School of Law Transfer Denied

      A proposal to transfer Valparaiso University's law school to another university has been shot down. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has denied the transfer to Middle Tennessee State University, which would have led to the creation of a College of Law at the school. 

    • Daniels Envisions Purdue, Region as 'Cooler Place'

      Purdue University President Mitch Daniels says a more than $1 billion live, work, play development on the West Lafayette campus will be a magnet for attracting and keeping top talent in the region. The Discovery Park District is part of a 30-year vision to transform the west side of the Purdue campus and create a "preeminent environment" for educational, economic, cultural and community activities in the region.

    • Manufacturer to Close in Muncie

      Illinois-based JD Norman Industries is planning to close its facility in Muncie. In a notice to the state, the company says the decision will result in the layoffs of 130 employees. JD Norman did not provide a reason for the closure.

    • Mega-Merger Involves Fort Wayne Operation

      A defense industry contractor with a significant presence in Fort Wayne has announced a merger agreement. Florida-based Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) and L3 Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LLL) in New York say the combination will create the sixth-largest defense company in the country. In early-2015, Harris completed the $4.75 billion acquisition of Exelis, a long-time manufacturer of military radio technology in Fort Wayne. Shortly after the acquisition, Harris consolidated...

    • High Alpha Spawns Tenth Tech Startup

      The first company has launched from Indianapolis-based High Alpha since the venture studio received a $100 million infusion in July, and the tenth overall. Anvl develops software designed to reduce and prevent maintenance service industry injuries. The company is led by Hoosier tech scene veteran Robin Fleming, who previously served as vice president of technology for Angie's List before its acquisition by New York-based IAC (Nasdaq: IAC). Anvl was born out of a first-of-its-kind...