The Star Is Born: Story Of The ‘First’ Women’s Star Meet

One of the reasons why college sports are so special is the organic rivalries sparked by shared commonalities (or differences). College rivalries are special. Rivalries between service academies are unique and special in their own ways. Starting a program while creating a rivalry - albeit stealthy - is on a level of its own which is the case with the women’s cross country program at West Point. LTC (R) Charles Hunsaker was the man who started the program at the United States Military Academy in the late 1970s. After a decorated coaching career at Missouri State, Hunsaker left MSU in 1977 to accept a direct commission into the U.S. Army and to establish the women’s cross country and track programs. Read more.

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