TROY, NY (October 18, 2011) — The Adirondack Association of USA Track
& Field, a local association of the national governing body for
track and field, cross- country, road running, trail running and race
walking in the United States, has announced the scheduling of two USATF
Junior Olympic cross-country championships in the Capital Region.
Both championships will be held at Queensbury High School in Queensbury,
NY. These meets are open to children and youth between the ages of
7-18-years -old. The meet director for both events is George Regan,
event director of the Freihofer’s Run for Women.
The Adirondack Association’s Junior Olympic cross-country championships
will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6th. The association’s geographic area
covers most of Northeastern New York from Delaware, Ulster and Columbia
Counties north to the Canadian border. Runners compete in two-year age
groups and run different distances, depending on the age group, with the
shortest distance being 2K (1.2 miles) and the longest 5K (3.1 miles).
In order to compete, a runner must be a member of USATF. Membership
applications can be completed by going to the Adirondack Assn. web site,
www.usatfadir.org, or calling the association office at 518-273-5552.
The association is expecting 250 runners at its championship meet.
Runners can compete on youth teams or unattached.
The second meet, which is slated for Nov. 20th, is the USATF Region I
Junior Olympic cross-country championships. Region I covers all the New
England states and the USATF associations in Eastern New York:
(Adirondack, New York (NYC) and Long Island). More than 700 runners are
expected to compete in this, the Region 1 Championship meet, which is
one of 15 regional meets across the country to qualify youth athletes in
the USATF JO National Championships to be held in Myrtle Beach, South
Carolina on December 10th. The next JO regional competition to be held
in the Capital Region will be in November 2016, as the regional meet
rotates around the northeast states. A runner must qualify at his/her
association meet in order to compete at this regional meet. High school
runners competing for their high schools on the weekend of their
association’s qualifying meet can request a waiver from their
association to be accepted into the regional meet without running in the
Information and applications for both meets are posted on the Adirondack Association web site listed above.
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