Tuesday, October 3

Track and field brings familiar face to coaching staff

By Adam Goolsby

Trevecca alum and former track and field athlete Sydney Burdge is back on campus to help coach the track team.

Burdge, who graduated last spring and holds six school records in track and field, hopes the familiar venue will help her out as a new coach.

“I think I got a good understanding of Trevecca as an institution and what we stand for and how things work around here,” said Burdge.

Head Coach Austin Selby is happy to have another assistant on the staff, she said.

“It helps each athlete get the focus and attention they need… I think we’re all ready to see the benefits of that,” he said.

Burdge said she has a good understanding of the track and field aspects as a coach. She currently holds records in the 60-meter hurdles (10.4), 100-meter hurdles (17.35), long jump (4.78m), high jump (1.55m), pentathlon (2,319) and the heptathlon (3,108).

Burdge said she is excited to be part of the coaching staff for track and field.

“I love this school, and I really love this team, so I’m really excited to be part of it,” said Burdge. “I love to watch people grow, especially in athletics, and to watch them work hard and watch the work pay off.”

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