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

56 Seahawk athletes set to graduate

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...

Janel Gamache (9) throws a pitch during UNCW's matchup with Howard in the Fairfield Inn & Suites Seahawk Softball Bash on Feb. 15, 2019.

Soaring Seahawks: Feb. 6—12

Noah Powers, Sports Editor February 12, 2020

Each week, The Seahawk will recognize standout performers from UNC Wilmington athletics. Honorees are chosen based on overall performance. Generally, only one athlete will be honored per athletic event. MEN’S...

Mike Okauru (4) during UNCW's matchup with North Carolina on Nov. 8, 2019 at Trask Coliseum.

Soaring Seahawks: Jan. 30 – Feb. 5

Noah Powers, Sports Editor February 6, 2020

Each week, The Seahawk will recognize standout performers from UNC Wilmington athletics. Honorees are chosen based on overall performance. Generally, only one athlete will be honored per athletic event. MEN'S...

Layne Schwier

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

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...

Layne Schwier

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

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...

Team photo of the women's track and field team along with their coaches.

Women end track and field season on a high note

The women’s track and field team ended their indoor season on a high note this year. After a crippling cut to the program, Chancellor Jose Sartarelli, interim head coach Layne Schweir and the rest of...

The UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed four new members to its elite membership (from left to right) Rick Jones, Tressa McKeithan, John Goldsberry, and Anna Marbry on Feb. 13 at the Burney Center. 

UNCW inducts four into Athletic Hall of Fame

Assistant Sports Editor: Noah Thomas February 25, 2016

On Feb. 13, UNC Wilmington’s athletic department held its 11th Hall of Fame induction ceremony in the Burney Center. The inductees consisted of four UNCW sports legends, all of whom have left marks on...

New year brings optimism to track team

Casey McAnarney | Staff Writer August 20, 2015

UNCW’s Track Team has a lot to look forward to this coming year.With a new head coach, new strength coach, and a solid stake in the athletic department, track team members and their family have a lot...

UNCW hurdlers compete during the Bill Carson Invitational earlier this month.

Track & field continues push to remain on campus

McLeod Brown | Sports Editor April 16, 2015

When UNCW’s track & field teams were offered a chance to keep their programs running on Feb. 26, emotions and optimism ran high for members of those teams that felt they were unfairly on the athletic...

Track teams works toward $250,000 goal

Since the February announcement regarding UNC Wilmington's track teams’ possible return to campus, the SaveUNCWTrack group is working diligently to reach their goal of $250,000.So far the team raised...

Newton running shoes are displayed in the shoe department at Deka, a women's activewear store in Chicago, Illinois, on September 28, 2012. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

“Save UNCW Track” and University reach agreement

Joe Lowe | News Editor March 2, 2015

Chancellor Dr. William Sederburg released a statement Thursday indicating the university intends to sustain the men and women’s track and cross country teams upon reaching two fiscal quotas.Together...

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...

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