Huntingdon College’s newest women’s athletic program opened a new era Sunday at the Tennessee State University Invitational.
The competition was a starting point for the first-year Hawks. Head coach Nate Rucker and his staff were pleased with what they saw and encouraged by the athletes’ determination to keep working.
“The biggest thing about this weekend was seeing the girls compete for the first time. This was the first meet in school history and it was a chance to see the dream we’ve had become a reality,” Rucker said. “For the first time out, we did well. Some of the girls were frustrated because they wanted to perform better. That’s a good sign. These girls want to be the best they can be and they want to compete at a high level.
“We told the girls all week that we just wanted them to have fun and compete in this first meet.