1. If I had not attended the U of M, I would not have gained my family (teammates) whom I have become very close with. Track also provides me with an escape from the constant schoolwork and challenges of everyday life. 2. It would be a tragedy if the program is cut because they are taking away half of our family. Just because title IX protects women doesn’t mean that men’s teams have to be cut because of some quota we have to reach. Track also provides a lot of opportunities for black individuals and international students to get a good education while also receiving aid in exchange for competing in a sport.