Reinstate StFX Speed-Power Track and Field Events

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Marla Kolybaba
1 year ago
This is crucial to so many student athletes. Is this the start of more teams being dropped? How do you decide?

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Sarica Mohandas
1 year ago
As a high school jumper, I have been coached by some of the athletes in this program at St.F.X and to lose this program would also greatly impact my high school track and field program, as well as the community’s track and field program. This should not be a decision to be made lightly or at all. This is a chain reaction that affects many people

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J Kennedy
1 year ago
In their rebuttal document, these athletes have succinctly provided multiple concrete and tangible solutions to combat any plausible argument that X may give. These athletes are willing to negotiate to come up with win-win solutions for both the athletes and the Athletics department. FACILITIES: This is NOT about the lacking facilities; they accept what they have, they have done incredibly well with the existing facilities, and have not / do not complain about facilities. The large majority of fellow AUS track teams do not have track facilities either so this remains a non-issue. COACHING: The athletes have brought forth multiple, adequate, workable coaching solutions in their proposal, so that is not the issue here either. SAFETY: They are willing to negotiate about any safety concerns / damages brought forth and make whatever changes/program sacrifices required to remedy this in the future. This can be solved. EXPENSE: This has been communicated as a non-issue since the original announcement of the cuts.
Therefore none of the aforementioned are legitimate issues worthy of argument for the removal of these track events. The issue, thereby, exists in an apparent communication breakdown and unwillingness to negotiate towards a workable solution; of which the athletes have provided several options. I really hope X will negotiate and communicate openly and honestly with these proud X athletes, in order to reach a win-win solution for all. Come on X. I hope you’ll do the right thing for these incredibly dedicated, determined, gritty, hard working athletes who receive so little already and merely ask for the continued opportunity to compete whilst proudly donning that X on their chest. You can solve this and restore the faith that has been lost by so many.

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Madison Murray
1 year ago
I loved running the 400m sprint it was the only race I loved and was good at.. don’t take it away from others

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Carl French
1 year ago
This petition needed to be signed period.

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George Douglas
1 year ago
I hope they reconsider.

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Jo Welch
1 year ago
This is arbitrary. Why is distance running allowed but other events are not??

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Tanya Clarkson
1 year ago
My cousin is in track and field

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Laura Wilson
1 year ago
I’m an X alumnus and a middle school T&F coach, this sport needs to be grown not cut. Sarah Mitton from NS is going to the Olympics for shot put and X has an Olympian on staff for distance running. T&F is very relevant and growing in our province. Please consider continuing this valuable program for up and coming athletes that need a university location to train.

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Emily Mork
1 year ago
My boyfriend got a bronze medal in his first & only season as a thrower. Keep the program!!!!!