June 18, 2001
Junior Olympics Hits CSUS
More than 6,000 youngsters are expected to compete when the
capital plays host to the 2001 Junior Olympic National Track
& Field Championships July 24 - 29 at California State
The Junior Olympics annually features an average of 6,500
athletes from ages 8 to 18 - making it the biggest youth sporting
event in the world in terms of number of participants.
All events will take place at Hornet Stadium, which was the
site of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials and will
be the venue for the 2003 NCAA Division I Track Championships.
The recent $1.5 million renovation to Hornet Stadium features
a 400-meter competition track and an adjacent practice track.
John Chaplin, head coach of the U.S. Olympic men's team, calls
it one of the finest track facilities in the world. One world
record and five American records were set at the 2000 trials
USA Track & Field has 56 associations across the country.
The Sacramento Sports Commission formed a partnership with
the Pacific Association of USA Track & Field to organize
and run the Junior Olympics. Athletes qualify for the Junior
Olympics through association and regional competitions.
For more information regarding the Junior Olympics call the
Sacramento Sports Commission at (916) 264-7718, the Pacific
Association at (916) 983-4622 or visit the web site www.sacsports.com.
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