2011-05-12 / Sports

Senior Track and Field Comes to Giddings

On Saturday, May 21, beginning at 9:00 AM, the 20th Annual Waterloo Track and Field Championships will be held at the new Giddings High School track. This competition is designed to promote health and well being through track and field competition for all ages. This is the first year for the competition to be held in Giddings. While the meet is setup for all ages there is a strong emphasis on seniors who are men and women ages 40 to 100+. Participants will compete in men’s and women’s divisions in age groups of 5 year increments.

Track and Field can be a sport for life and can involve the whole family. Whether you are an adult who ran track back in high school or you are a youngster wanting to run with your friends, this event is set up with you in mind. Even if you have never run track or picked up a shot put or discus, you are still welcome. There will be sprints, middle distances, relays, hurdles, jumps, throws, and even racewalking. You can come unattached or as part of a team. For those who have the time, there will be a decathlon held on Friday, May 20.

While this is meant to be a fun, easy-going event, there will be some top-notch athletes competing. Among them is World Record holder Carol Finsrud in the Women’s 50-54 Discus. Carol also owns all the American records in Women’s Discus in ages 35-54. As usual, we also expect a good contingent from the Mexico Senior team.

Meet information and entry forms are available at http:// trackforlife.com/schedule.htm. Entries should be post marked before May 16th. Entry forms are available locally from the Giddings High School track department, Giddings Chamber of Commerce and Gayle Berry at Immanuel Lutheran School. Any further questions can be answered by Meet Director Seth Brower (512- 794-3818) or Gayle Berry (979-540-6932). .

There are opportunities to participate in the events, serve as a volunteer to help measure, or just be there to cheer your friends. All running events will be electronically timed. The top 3 places in each event will be given medals and will be listed in a national track and field publication.

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