November 5, 2012

Conference Carolinas to Sponsor Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field

Conference Carolinas has announced that it will expand and sponsor 20 sports with the addition of men's and women's indoor track & field, beginning this year.

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Conference Carolinas announces that the league will sponsor men's and women's indoor track and field for the upcoming 2012-13 season.  With the additions Conference Carolinas will now support 20 sports league wide.

Starting at the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year, member athletics directors began exploring the possibility of adding both men's and women's indoor track & field. League bylaws state that at least six member institutions must sponsor a sport before it can become an official conference sport with a league championship conclusion. Conference members joined in with overwhelming support and eight current members will participate in this year's championship. Conference Carolinas indoor track & field teams will be made-up of: Barton, Belmont Abbey, King, Lees-McRae, Limestone, Mount Olive, North Greenville, and Queens.

The final piece of the puzzle for the league was finding a willing and capable facility to host the conference championships.  That was recently shored up as the league championships will be at the state of the art JDL Fast Track Indoor Track & Field in Winston Salem, N.C. on Saturday, Feb. 16. 

JDL Fast Track recently opened in February of 2012.  The NCAA announced last week that JDL Fast Track would host the NCAA DII National Championships in 2014 by local host institution Winston Salem State University.

By having a championship event, Conference Carolinas indoor track & field student-athletes will now compete for a team league championship, individual all-conference awards, and points to the league's overall 'Joby Hawn' sports cup. 

Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletic conference currently made up of 12 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Coker College, Converse College, Erskine College, King College, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, Mount Olive College, North Greenville University, Pfeiffer University, and Queens University of Charlotte.