February Youth Track and Field Meets Announced

Keiki 6 to 14 years old are invited to enter free track and field meets that the Department of Parks and Recreation will hold simultaneously in East Hawai‘i and West Hawai‘i to accommodate the large number of youth athletes.

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An age-group meet will be held Saturday, February 8, at both Kea‘au High School’s track oval and Konawaena High School’s track oval. Entry deadline is January 24.

Exponent track and field meets are set for Saturday, February 22, at the schools. Entry forms are due by February 7. Exponent meets use a point system to rank competitors based on a combination of age, height and weight. Children are assigned to one of four divisions based on their composite score.

Registration forms and other event information are available online at www.hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation and also at the Department’s Recreation Division office located at 799 Pi‘ilani Street in Hilo. Completed forms should be submitted to the Recreation Division office. Late registrations will be accepted only at the track meets.

There is no entry fee.

All of the track meets will start at 9 a.m. Competitors are limited to entering three events, one of which must be a field event. Only running shoes are allowed. No bare feet or spiked shoes, including football or soccer footwear designed for turf surfaces.

For more details, please contact Darrell Yamamoto, recreation specialist, at 961-8735, 938-2012 or dsyamamoto@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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