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'New' coach Lutzke looking to improve track and field teams

February 3, 2017

The 2017 Olivet College track and field season has gotten under way, and the men and women’s team have a new but familiar face as head coach. 


Karen Lutzke was promoted to head coach of the track and field teams before the 2016 fall semester. She has served as the cross-country coach at OC for the past several years. Olivet Athletic Director Ryan Shockey said he is “excited for the future of the programs.”


In her previous years as the cross-country coach, Lutzke has produced All American honors for athletics and academics. Shockey also looks forward to seeing Lutzke “develop them [track and field team] into winners in the class room and on the track. “Growing as a team has been a theme around the athletic programs at Olivet College, and Lutzke sets it as a goal as well. She said she wants to “have continued growth like we