20th Annual Spring Track Classic Scheduled for April
Posted Wednesday, 22 February, 2012
Altamonte Springs, FL – The Central Florida Gliders, the area’s oldest youth track and field and cross country club, will host its 20th Annual Spring Track Classic on April 28, 2012, at Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs. The meet is open to athletes on teams or unattached from youth through masters (30 and over).
Events include a 1500-meter racewalk (new in 2011); 1600-meter, 800-meter, 200-meter, and 100-meter running events; 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays; hurdles; and high jump, long jump, discus, and shot put field events. A coaches parents medley relay race (200m, 200m, 400m, 800m) relay will also be held. Medals will be awarded for first through third places in each age group. Ribbons will be awarded for fourth through sixth places. Male and female athletes compete separately. As a USATF-sanctioned event in an Olympic year, marks and times in the open division can be used to qualify for Olympic trials.
Previous Spring Track Classic meets have drawn more than 800 participants plus spectators from across the state, southeast, the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom, according to Central Florida Gliders Founder and Executive Director Craig D. Wise. “We will be celebrating our 20th year of hosting this quality meet. Lake Brantley High School has a great track, and our officials are top notch,” says Wise. Interested participants should go to www.cfgliders.com for more information. Registration is available online only at www.coacho.com. Entry fee is $6 per event. Registration closes April 26 at 11:59 p.m. No same-day registration will be accepted. A nominal entry fee for spectators will be charged.
The Central Florida Gliders Track Club (www.cfgliders.com) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth running club servicing the Central Florida area for 22 years. The club has produced numerous individual and team national champions while promoting active, healthy lifestyles and community service with area youth. More information about the Glider’s history, accomplishments, events, and community outreach programs can be found at www.cfgliders.com.