Philadelphia, Pa. – The University of the Sciences is running into the future and continuing the evolution of Devils Athletics with the addition of Men's and Women's Track & Field.
"Since taking over as Athletic Director at USciences part of my vision was to add sports to enhance enrollment management. Adding Track & Field is just a small piece of that puzzle. This is an exciting opportunity and I look forward to the spring of 2018," Athletic Director, Marc Caserio said.
The University of the Sciences is excited to announce the addition of their 13th and 14th collegiately sanctioned sport with Men's and Women's Track and Field set to compete in their first season in the spring of 2018.
"I am excited to watch our track teams expand on what our current athletes bring to the university. Our campus is located around the corner from one of the most historic track meet sites in the world, the Penn Relays at Franklin Field, and getting to watch our students run there will be very cool," Associate Director of Operations and Development, Scott Sisson said.
The Devils will continue to run amongst the elite field of Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference opponents while aiming to qualify for the NCAA Division II Championships.
"We are very excited to announce the addition of Track & Field at the University of the Sciences. Our student-athletes thrive both athletically and academically at this institution. Our newest sport, track, and field will continue this legacy starting in the academic year of 2017-18," Interim President, Kate Mayes said.
This will be the first time in Devils Athletics history that Track & Field will be varsity sport on the campus of the University of the Sciences. Though runners from USciences have competed in the past with the NCAA running unattached rule, where individuals run single events on their own rather than for a team or university.
The department is currently conducting interviews for the head coaching position.