Bluefield College recently welcomed several athletic programs to the school. The new programs include wrestling, track and field, and football.
Kendall Haynes, Head Track and Field Coach, said the expansion of their sports offerings shows they care about the community and the future.
“It shows that we are growing,” Haynes said. “And obviously we’re here for the students and we are here to grow. The more programs we bring in, the more students we can get in the better experience we can give the students.”
Jason Waelti, Head Wrestling Coach, said the wrestling program is in its first year at Bluefield College and is seeing more success than a normal first year program could expect.
“It’s been real fun. It’s been successful as well we have a national qualifier in my 165 pounder Noah Reynolds. We had two guys runner up in our conference and two guys placed third in conference as well,” Waelti said.
The track and field program will officially begin next fall, and Coach Kendall said it will be like building a home from the ground up.
“You want to build it on a concrete foundation. You know we are going to spend some years, it’s going to take some time to build, but we are hoping when we get the final product in, that we’re able to compete year after year at the conference and national level,” Kendall said.