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YHC to Add Men's and Women's Track and Field

Young Harris College Director of Athletics Jennifer Rushton announced today the addition of men's and women's track and field as a varsity sport for the Mountain Lions beginning competition during the 2024-25 academic year.

"We are extremely excited to be able to offer track and field as a varsity sport," said Director of Athletics Jennifer Rushton. "We have tremendous interest from our cross-country recruits to participate in track and field and it makes logical sense to add this to our sport offerings. I look forward to working alongside Coach Matt Logan in the coming months as he builds these programs."

Track and field will begin competition next fall in Conference Carolinas and will give Young Harris 17 varsity sports.

"I want to think Director Rushton, President Van Horn, and the Board of Trustees for seeing the value that a track and field program can bring to Young Harris College," stated Head Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach Matt Logan.

"We feel like we have some real geographical advantages when it comes to training middle- and long-distance runners with all the great places to train up in the mountains. Some of the best track athletes in the world come from Georgia and the broader region, which makes track a winner for our college. We work every day to recruit and develop talented student-athletes who reflect the values of our college and our community. This addition enables us to expand our footprint and continue to make our students, alumni, and supporters proud. It's a great day to be a Mountain Lion!"

The Mountain Lions become the 13th Conference Carolinas institution to sponsor track and field.

If you are interested in competing in track and field, please contact Head Coach Matt Logan at or 706.379.5082

The women can complete a recruiting questionnaire here:

The men can complete a recruiting questionnaire here:

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