The Beginnings of the Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Teams

Petition for Intercollegiate Team Status
Date: 
November 1981

According to a petition by the Women's Track and Field Club for elevation to intercollegiate team status, the club was formed during the 1980 season. The petition juxtaposes the lack of the club's intercollegiate team status to the speed with which the Women's Cross Country Club went intercollegiate: formed in 1979, it competed in the intercollegiate capacity during the 1980 and 1981 season. As a club, Women's Track and Field had access to equipment and coaching "only through the good graces of the men's team," which was already in existence. The team had no official access to trainers or facilities for the treatment and prevention of injuries. The petition outlines reasons for creating an intercollegiate team.

Location of Document in Archives: 
Track and Field Box 2 Folder 1