Area Athletes Invited to Compete in Free Adult and Youth Mini-Meets Before and After UW Dual

April 10, 2002

Oregon Track Club will kick off the spring season of track and field by hosting a free kids' mini meet following the Oregon-Washington dual meet on April 13 at Hayward Field. The youth portion of the meet will begin around 4:45 p.m. Kids 12 and younger will have the opportunity to compete in the 60 or 100-meter sprint, softball throw, long jump and/or 400 meters.

Kids high school age and younger are encouraged to become Oregon Track Club Junior Members and receive additional benefits. Junior membership costs $15 and entitle kids to free entry to the Oregon-Washington dual meet, an OTC T-shirt, BBQ lunch at all home U of O track meets this spring, free entry to all five of the summer all-comers' meets and discounts at local sporting goods stores. OTC Junior Membership is available by visiting or by calling Northwest Event Management at 687-1989. OTC caps the season of special spring events with the Middle School Mile to be run May 11, during the Oregon Twilight meet. For more information on this race please 344-0498 (Janet Heinonen).

Oregon Track Club turns up the heat this summer and adds track and field to our great summer evenings. Hayward Field is the place to be for friendly competition and community fun. All-comers' meets will be held on Wednesdays (ages 1-12) beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays (ages 13 & older) beginning at 5:00 p.m. These meets are low-key and offer a variety of running, jumping and throwing events. The five-week series of meets begins June 26-27 and continues July 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, and 24-25. For more information call 302-9416 (Jill Mestler).

Adult Pre-UW Dual Mini Meet Information

Open to Public (Post-High School Age, 18 on up)

Date: Saturday, March April 13, before the Oregon-Washington Dual.

Host: Coordinated by Oregon Track Club Masters in support of the University of Oregon men's and women's track and field teams.

Entry Fees: Free - come and enjoy the competitive spirit and friendly atmosphere. Tickets are still necessary for the Oregon-Weber State-Montana Triangular afterwards.

Eligible Competitors: All post-high school age men and women

Schedule: Competition will begin on time and must be completed by 11:30 a.m.

Field Events

9 a.m.          Long Jump, Javelin, High Jump, Hammer, Pole Vault (2 pits)9:45 a.m.       Shot Put (South ring)10 a.m.	        Triple Jump10:15 a.m.      Discus (Hammer area)

Track Events

9 a.m.          Steeplechase (30-inch barriers)9:15 a.m.       Steeplechase (36-inch barriers)9:30 a.m.       100/110 Hurdles (W/M)9:45 a.m.       1,500 - 2 races (W/M)9:55 a.m.       40010:05 a.m.      10010:15 a.m.      80010:25 a.m.      400 Hurdles10:35 a.m.      20010:45 a.m.      3,000/5,000 (combined)

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