Reinstate StFX Speed-Power Track and Field Events

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On May 6th, 2020 the StFX Varsity Track and Field team was notified abruptly that all Speed-Power events would no longer be supported as of the 2020-2021 season. This decision entails that all Field events and running events under 600 metres will be dismissed.

As a team, we feel that this decision was rolled out without considerable regard to the ramifications it could have on StFX athletics, StFX University, the community of Antigonish and most importantly the athletes who will be unable to compete in a sport that they love.

For years, the leaders of this team have worked diligently to create a helping, caring, and family culture around this team. Not only are we losing the sport that we all love, but we will be losing our family. StFX has chosen to kill this team and a culture that has always sought to make the most out of what has been given to them. 

For more details and context, see "From Start to Finish: An open report on the St. Francis Xavier University Varsity Track and Field Speed-Power program"

We ask that those reading, whether they be affiliated or not with StFX University, StFX Athletics, or the StFX Track and Field team, to sign this petition to further incentivize the reconsideration of this decision. 

Thank you for your support.