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Creston, IA—After an extensive external search, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) looked within to find the right person to lead the college’s new track and field program. Bill Huntington, who has been the Spartans cross country coach for the past six years, was announced as the head coach for the college’s new track and field program that will begin this fall. Huntington is wrapping up his duties as dean of students at Orient-Macksburg High School and will start full-time at Southwestern on July 9.
SWCC has had a cross country program in place since 2006. The Spartans’ men’s and women’s cross country teams, under the direction of Huntington and Assistant Coach Cari Stalker, have been national contenders throughout the years. They have led the Southwestern cross country team to a national ranking for the past six years. Read more: Spartans Look Within to Fill Track and Field Position
During the past few weeks, Southwestern Community College has added a number of athletes to the 2012-13 track and field program. Kasi Simpson (shown above at left) and Molly Schimp (shown above at right) from Hampton-Dumont are two of the recent recruits.
Brei Theisen, a 2012 graduate of Alton High School in Alton, IL, will be joining Southwestern Community College's new track and field program for the 2012-13 school year. Theisen specializes in sprints and hurdles. One of Theisen's fondest high school track memories was making it to Nationals for AAU her junior year. Theisen (at right) is pictured above with SWCC coach Melissa Blessington.
Welcome to SWCC! Here are some of the college's latest track and field recruits. We can't wait to have you on campus.
Front row (L to R) - Kristin Klocksrem, Tereny Thonson, Nicolas Bacus, and Rayvonne Brown. Back Row - Peggy Klocksrem, Kristin's mom; Cathy Titus, Tereny's mom; and Crystal Brown, Nicolas' mom
For more information on SWCC's new track and field program, which is starting this fall, visit http://www.swcciowa.edu/current-students/athletics/track.