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NEWS: Wright State to Add Men's Indoor & Outdoor Track, Will Begin Competition Next Year

Earlier this week, Wright State University announced that they would be adding men's indoor track and men's outdoor track to their list of sponsored sport offerings. Wright State will also introduce women's bowling to their sports offerings.

The official sponsorship of each sport and their respective competition will begin at the beginning of the 2022-2023 academic calendar.

It should be noted that on TFRRS, some athletes from Wright State have still raced on the track under their school's name, although postseason competition did not previously appear to be an option.

Wright State, an Ohio-based Division One school, is a member of the Horizon League.

The introduction of a men's indoor track team and a men's outdoor track team to the Horizon League has come at a good time. The Horizon League is set to lose one of their member institutions, the University of Illinois-Chicago, to the Missouri Valley Conference starting next year.

The Horizon League also received good news in November of 2020 after it was announced that Robert Morris University would be reinstating their men's cross country program after the program was cut in 2013.

As far as cross country is concerned, the Wright State men have, generally speaking, been a middle-of-the-pack team over the last few years.

The Raiders finished 6th place out of 11 teams at the 2021 Horizon League Fall XC Championships, 8th place out of 10 teams at the 2021 Horizon League Winter XC Championships and 5th place out of nine teams at the 2019 Horizon League XC Championships.

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