The Tunkhannock Area High School cross country and track and field teams have certainly experienced their fair share of success in recent years.
A summer tradition in Wyoming County has returned, allowing the public the opportunity to experience a similar kind of success.
The Walter B. Tewksbury Committee, in cooperation with Endless Mountain Bobcats Running Club, will host a series of developmental track meets at Tunkhannock Memorial Stadium throughout July and August for athletes who love the sport of track and field.
The meets are open for ages 4-104 and will be held on July 2, July 16, July 30 and Aug. 13. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m. with a 6 p.m. start.
The cost to participate in the meet is $1 per event registered. All athletes under the age of 18 must have a permissiion form signed by a parent or guardian to participate.
Athletes can participate in the 40 yard dash, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 800 meter run, 1600 meter run, long, triple and high jumps, 100/110 hurdles, 40 yard hurdles for ages eight and under, shot put, javelin and softball throw.
The events are a part of the Tewksbury Committee’s goal to commemorate the life and Olympic achievements of Dr. Walter B. Tewksbury by encouraging area athletes to pursue track events seen in Olympic competition.
Committee president Colleen Newswanger said the events provide great opportunity for kids, and adults, to get outside and enjoy the fun.
“It’s great for kids off all ages, and the younger kids are getting more brave to try events out,” she said. “My kids love it and that’s really what got me involved.”
Newswanger said there were more than 100 kids at one meet last year and hopes that each meet will continue to grow in size.
For more information on the meets, contact Newswanger at firstname.lastname@example.org or treasurer Charlie Wiswell at email@example.com.