TrackTown Youth League 2016 Schedule Kicks Off This Weekend

The first in a series of 14 all-comer youth track meets will be held this Saturday, May 7, in Hood River. TrackTown Youth League meets are free and open to ages 8-14. Participants do not need to have any formal coaching or competitive experience to participate; the events welcome those new to track and field as well as youth that has competed in other meets. At each meet, there will be a 100 m dash, a 400 m dash, a 1500 m dash, a long jump, and a turbojav throw. You can pre-register your young athlete online here and usually at the meet as well. Age groups are ages 8-10, 11-12, and 13-14 and athletes are also divided into boys and girls for competition. The top two finishers in each event will advance to the TrackTown Youth League Championship, held during the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials at Hayward Field on July 9. Here is the event schedule, visit the TrackTown Youth League website for details on each:

May 7: Hood River

May 18: Coos Bay

May 22: North Portland

May 24: Eugene

May 27: Klamath Falls

June 1: Warrenton

June 3: La Grande

June 6: East Portland

June 8: Beaverton

June 11: Medford

June 16: Bend

June 18: Hermiston

June 20: Newberg

July 9: Championship Meet at Hayward Field

About Kelly Barten (1152 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.
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