At­lantics set for week­end

UPEI’s Canada Games Alumni Track to host event

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The best track and field ath­letes from across At­lantic Canada will gather at UPEI on Satur­day and Sun­day.

The At­lantic ath­let­ics cham­pi­onships and Her­shey’s youth cham­pi­onships will be held at the Canada Games Alumni Track.

In ad­di­tion to the se­nior events, Her­shey’s is spon­sor­ing the youth- and mid­get-age group cat­e­gories, and there will also be a spe­cial run, jump, throw, wheel cat­e­gory of events for chil­dren 13 and un­der.

These events will oc­cur be­tween 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., on Satur­day. Reg­is­tra­tion is open to any­one online at www.trackie.com (online reg­is­tra­tion – look for At­lantic cham­pi­onships – the run, jump, throw, wheel event is a sep­a­rate reg­is­tra­tion cat­e­gory.)

Another com­po­nent of the event is the fi­nal op­por­tu­nity for elite ath­letes to score points in the Mar­itime Track League. This is a new se­ries of meets across the Mar­itimes, and the top ath­letes are el­i­gi­ble for cash awards but they must com­pete in the At­lantic cham­pi­onships in or­der to be el­i­gi­ble.

Or­ga­niz­ers said vol­un­teers are still needed. Any­one in­ter­ested in help­ing out can con­tact Marc Gil­man at 902-672-3758, or email mjcmgilman@gmail.com.

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