|Local Hershey Track & Field Meet offered for youth at SMN HS on April 28|
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District is a cosponsor of this event. The overall purpose of the local meet is to encourage young athletes to participate in track and field. The local meet will use a drop-in formula and is open to boys and girls ages six to 14 who are residents of Kansas. The top six finishers (ages nine through 14) in each event can advance to the state meet in Hutchinson on June 22 and 23. There, they will complete for placement in regional and ultimately the national meet held annually in Hershey, Penn. Participants can enter a maximum of one track and two field events, or one field and two track events. Ribbons will be sent to the top six finishers in this age group and six- to eight-year-olds will receive participation ribbons for their events.
For more information and to register, go to www.kansashershey.com. Registration begins April 1 and goes through April 24. The JCPRD's Activities April through August catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under "Youth" and then by special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “sports.”