UNG adds track and field to line-up

Nighthawks will have a new sport to cheer on this year with the addition of women’s track and field to UNG athletics, which brings the university’s offerings to 13 intercollegiate sports.

“It is an exciting opportunity to add track and field to the North Georgia sports lineup,” said UNG Athletics Director Lindsay Reeves. “The new program will enhance the championship experience for both current and prospective student-athletes.”

Women’s cross country coach Tom Williams will serve as the head coach for the new program, while also maintaining his leadership role with the Nighthawks cross country team.

“Since reinstating the women’s cross country program in 2012 after a two-year hiatus, we always knew the natural progression would be to bring in track and field student-athletes and continue the growth of our running program,” Williams said. “The addition of track and field as a sport offering will provide us the ability to develop student-athletes year-round here at North Georgia.”

With the addition of UNG’s team, there are 10 women’s Division II track & field program in Georgia.”

The Nighthawks will compete with Alabama-Huntsville, Augusta, Clayton State, Columbus State, Florida Tech, Montevallo, Nova Southeastern, Shorter and UNC Pembroke for the Peach Belt Conference championship.