Tewksbury Committee hosting track meets
BY KEVIN WOODRUFF
Wyoming County Press Examiner
The Walter B. Tewksbury Committee will host a series of developmental track meets at Tunkhannock Memorial Stadium throughout the summer months.
The meets will be held on June 26, July 10, July 24 and Aug. 7 at 6 p.m.
They are open to anyone ages 0-100, with registration beginning at 5:15 p.m. before each meet.
The cost to participate in the meet is $1 per event registered.
Events being held include 3200 meter run, 1600 meter run, 800 meter run, 400 meter run, 200 meter run, 100 meter run, 40 yard dash, long jump, high jump, triple jump, 100/110 hurdles, 40 yard hurdles for ages eight and under, shot put, javelin (bring your own materials) and softball throw.
Tewksbury Committee’s Colleen Newswanger said the largest group of participants in the meets are those between two and 10 years old.
“The goal of the meets is to get youth excited about track and field,” Newswanger said. “And to hone their skills in each event.”
Newswanger noted that since the junior high track program was eliminated at Tunkhannock, the meets have become more important for the younger age group.
She also noted that last year a few older participants were involved in the meet.
“Anyone enthusiastic about track and field are encouraged to come out and participate,” Newswanger said.
The meets benefit the Tunkhannock Area School District Track and Field and Cross Country programs.
For more information on the meets, contact 801-822-2069 or visit www.walterbtewksbury.org.