Track is a sport that I have often ignored, but it is one that ironically, I have some ties to, and also is a sport that TAMUC is rich in history in. The Lion’s Men team has won 22 LSC Track Championships and have had some serious history in the fact that Olympic Medalist and social activist John Carlos ran for 2 seasons in Commerce. Last season, Luis Romero won a National Championship in the 800 Meter Run and this season took a Silver medal for the same race. Quite a bit of Championship legacy in Commerce.
Track is often one of the sports that gets overlooked, but is one that so many athletes pour their heart into. TAMUC is no exception to that. The past few years have been fantastic for the Lion Men’s team with vast improvements in the women’s teams as well.
The Men recently won their 4th straight LSC title, the most recent one being indoor, and the Women finished fifth. 17 members of the Men’s team were named to the Indoor All-America team, while 2 members of the Women’s team nabbed second team honors.
The Spring outdoor season starts today with both squads headed to San Angelo for the ASU Spring Break invitational. BTB will keep you posted on how both teams do during the season after meets.
Speaking of tradition, a few years ago when we were under a previous AD not named Ryan Ivy, a group of Track Athletes found boxes and boxes of Track and Field Trophies that had never been displayed. Like I have said multiple times, we need to start taking these trophies and putting them display. Let’s get to it.