Swaim takes reins of CBC running programs

CONWAY — Central Baptist College athletic director Lyle Middleton has announced a transition in the coaching of the Track & Field and Cross Country programs at CBC. Addy Foree, the coach for the past two seasons, has resigned and her sister, Ally Swaim, has been hired to replace her. 

Ally Swaim

“I’m excited to add Ally as the new head coach,” said Middleton. “She was a tremendous athlete who had great success as a runner with seven championships. She will continue to add to what her sister worked to build.” 

Swaim ran both cross country and track for five seasons for the Mustangs, from 2018 to 2023. She was a three-time American Midwest Conference champion in the 100-meter hurdles in outdoor track and an AMC champion in the 400-meter hurdles in outdoor track as well. She also won indoor track championships in the 60-meter hurdles (2022 & 2023) and the 200-meter dash (2022). 

“I’m excited to be coaching the Mustangs’ Cross Country and Track programs,” said Swaim. “I loved every minute of being a part of the team and I’m so thankful I do not have to give that up after being a student-athlete the last five years. My goal is to grow the team over the next few years. Central Baptist College is such an amazing place to be a part of and I’m so thankful to be here. Go Mustangs!” 

Swaim graduated this past May with a degree in General Studies and a minor in Kinesiology. She is from Vilonia and helped launch the track program in the Spring of 2019.