Cullowhee, N.C. (May 30, 2018) – On May 11, Western Carolina University’s men’s and women’s track and field teams swept the Southern Conference Championships that they hosted at the Catamount Athletic Complex.
It was the third straight SoCon title for the men’s side while the women captured the league championship for the third time in four years. For the women, it was also their fifth conference championship in the past ten years as they’ve emerged as the dominant track & field program of the SoCon this decade.
The Southern Conference was established in 1921 and effectively spawned the modern SEC and ACC, with original members including Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, UNC, NC State, Tennessee, Virginia, and Virginia Tech, among others. (photos courtesy of WCU Athletics)