Kimberly Spence ’04 hits her stride as running coach
Kimberly “Kim” Spence’s love for track and field actually started on the softball diamond, where her favorite part of the game was stealing bases. That love for running developed into an obsession with track in middle school that was so intense that the New Hampshire native created hurdles out of tree branches, buckets, sawhorses and anything else she could get her hands on to practice.
Her passion for the sport powered her through Wheaton as a student-athlete and now fuels her as the head coach of the track and field and cross country teams, which have both enjoyed successful seasons under her guidance.
During the 2016 track and field season, the women’s team had three individuals and the 4x100-meter relay team qualify to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Another runner qualified for the women’s indoor championships. The Lyons also had eight all-conference performances at the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships, which included a Rookie of the Year nod for Cathryn MacGregor ’19 after her performance in the javelin. [Read more...]