Lynn adds women’s track to athletics programs

The Fighting Knights announced women’s track as its newest NCAA Division II athletic program this summer.

Chris Wood
Chris Wood is coach for Lynn University's women’s track and cross country teams.

This marks the first sport expansion since Lynn added lacrosse in 2012, and it increases the number of the university’s NCAA varsity sports to 15—nine women’s and six men’s programs.

Lynn’s new women’s cross country coach Chris Wood will lead the women’s track program, which will begin NCAA long-distance competition during the 2017–18 championship season.

Over the past four years, the Fighting Knights expanded to include women’s track, men’s lacrosse, women’s swimming and women’s cross country. Men’s lacrosse reached the Sunshine State Conference Championships in its second year of existence, women’s swimming won three individual national championships and cross country sent a runner to the NCAA regionals in three of the last four years.

“There are few things in college sports as exciting as building a new team culture, and I am thrilled to add women’s track to Lynn’s extensive athletics program,” said Wood. “South Florida’s well-known strength in track makes it an ideal location for recruits. I will be looking across the country for runners who are excited to take part in our holistic focus and year-round training, as we build another successful Fighting Knights program.”

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