The Chattanooga Football Club announced Friday a two-year partnership with Denmark's famed soccer apparel supplier, Hummel. The nearly century-old company (which lower-cases the "H" in the name) will provide all uniforms and other gear for the local club as it goes professional in the National Independent Soccer Association in 2020, and the agreement continues through 2021. "This is a big win for us and for our fans," Chattanooga FC's new managing director, Jeremy Alumbaugh, said in a club release. "The hummel name is synonymous with soccer, and the more we spoke with them, the more we felt that they were the right fit for us as we move to the professional ranks next year. Our players, owners and fans can expect the most robust offering of team equipment we've ever seen in our club's 11-year history." Said hummel's U.S. country manager, Jeff Duback: "Hummel North America is thrilled to be the technical apparel supplier to Chattanooga Football Club. The Chattanooga FC organization has tremendous energy, as well as a fantastic fan base that we look forward to showcasing our products to. We couldn't ask for a better partner." Fans can order some of the new gear now at ChattanoogaFC.com.
Track & Field
* The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's track and field team eased into the indoor season with four first-place finishes and two seconds in seven running events Friday at the Sewanee Early Bird Invitational meet. Sewanee won three women's field events, and Tennessee Wesleyan University piled up 14 firsts and 10 seconds in the 25 men's and women's events overall. Reinhardt from TWU's NAIA league also participated and won two men's field events. Unattached competitors won two men's events. UTC's Makenzie Jones and Lesley Green were one-two in the 3000-meter run, and Jada Hale in the mile, Madelyn Thompson in the 55 hurdles and Hannah Caldwell, Sophia Neglia, Emily Poole and Green in the 4x400 relay were the Mocs' other winners. Neglia was second to TWU's Hailey Polillo in the 800. Sewanee's winners were Ella Cobbs in high jump, Alexis Vanwinkle in pole vault and Brice England in triple jump. TWU's Moesha Moncrieffe won the women's 55 and 200 dashes and Savannah Solomon won the shot put and weight throw, and TWU's Kenny Benton swept the men's 55 and 200 and Javon Gray won high jump and triple jump. Bulldogs teams were first and second in the 4x400, and other men's winners from the Athens school were Jacob Bolt in the 800, Cody Demalavez in the 3000, Nic Palmer in 55 hurdles and Shariq Dodd in long jump.
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