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56 Seahawk athletes set to graduate

Kep Brown (36) during UNCW's matchup against Coastal Carolina at Brooks Field on March 26, 2019.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

May 8, 2020

WILMINGTON — Despite adversity faced due to COVID-19, UNC Wilmington athletes still found the focus to finish the 2019-2020 academic year strong. 14 of UNCW's 18 athletic teams boast at least one graduate on their roster. The swimming & diving teams harbor the most with 14 — seven on both...

Schwier steps down as UNCW X-C, T&F coach

Layne Schwier

Brian Carpenter, Staff Writer

June 28, 2018

UNC Wilmington track and field and cross country head coach Layne Schwier has stepped down UNCW Athletics announced Thursday. Schwier took over head coaching duties in August 2016 after serving as an interim head coach for a year. He had been an assistant coach with the program for the prior 12 years....

Schwier reflects on XC season as two runners prep for NCAA Regionals

Schwier reflects on XC season as two runners prep for NCAA Regionals

Vanessa Dickerson, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

The UNC Wilmington cross-country teams recently finished their season at the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Cross Country Championships at Elon University. The men placed sixth while the women raced to a ninth-place finish. There were standout performances from senior Calvin Daughtry and freshman...

Cross-country hoping to flourish with mix of vets, new faces

Alex Boseman runs the trails in one of UNCW's many meets during the 2016 cross-country season. (Photo by UNCW Athletic Communications)

Noah Thomas, Sports Editor

August 17, 2017

It seems the veil of anxiety has finally lifted from the UNC Wilmington cross-country program heading into the 2017 season.

Fall X-C recap: Schwier builds toward future

Alex Boseman

Calvin Shomaker | Copy Editor | @cshomaker12

January 12, 2017

This past August, UNC Wilmington promoted Layne Schwier to track & field and cross-country head coach after serving the previous year as the interim head coach and the previous twelve as an assistant. Former head coach Jim Sprecher stayed at UNCW 19 years and won eight conference titles before he left...

Named permanent coach, Schwier looks to rebuild X-C, T&F

Layne Schwier

Calvin Shomaker | Assistant Copy Editor | @cshomaker12

September 27, 2016

UNC Wilmington named Layne Schwier permanent track & field and cross-country head coach Aug. 26 after serving as interim head coach for a year and as an assistant coach for the previous 12.Schwier competed in track and cross-country for four years at Wittenberg University. He began coaching at a Kentu...

Sarah Hamon reflects on Bulgaria, time spent with Team USA

Sarah Hamon, center, poses with fellow Team USA runners on a mountain in Bulgaria.

Kristen Schimmoller | Contributing Writer | @TheSeahawk

September 21, 2016

UNC Wilmington’s Sarah Hamon finished 34th with a time of 27 minutes in the Junior World Mountain Running Championship on Sunday, Sept. 11 in Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria, as a representative of Team USA. The American team ranked eighth overall.Two days before the race, Hamon and her teammates were able to...

X-C’s Sarah Hamon set to rep UNCW for Team USA

Kristen Schimmoller | Contributing Writer

September 8, 2016

Sarah Hamon, a 19-year-old junior cross-country runner at UNC Wilmington, will soon represent Team USA in the 32nd Junior World Mountain Running Championships in Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria. Three other young women, two from Colorado and one from California, will join her.A 5K personal record of 17:58 ...

X-C continues to rebuild from program-cutting scare

Noah Thomas | Sports Editor

August 18, 2016

For a program that once believed it would not exist at this point in time, the UNC Wilmington men’s and women’s cross-country teams have come a long way in the last year and half.Funding issues in the spring of 2015 led the university to declare both the cross-country and track & field teams would be cut an...

Track, cross country living in the moment amid program cuts

McLeod Brown | Sports Editor

February 26, 2015

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was published before reports of the team's resurgence began surfacing.The whirlwind of events surrounding the UNCW track & field and cross country teams over the past two-plus months has been well documented.But that doesn’t mean it’s gotten any easier for those involved wit...

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