Approximately 100 9-14 year old boys and girls from the Liberal Area will compete at Liberal High School Track Field in the Liberal running of the Hershey’s Track and Field Games. The meet starts at 1:00pm.
Winners in the Liberal meet will advance to the state provincial meet on Saturday, June 20-21 in Salina, KS. Local meet winners will advance to the state final in June 20-21. State meet winners do not automatically advance to the North American Final. They are entered into a regional pool and become eligible for selection to a Regional Team which will travel to Hershey, Pennsylvania, to compete in the North American Final, held Thursday, July 31 2014. All regional winners will qualify for the North American Final Meet.
Events will include the 50 meter dash, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 800 meter run, 1600 meter run, 4X100 meter relay, standing long jump, and softball throw.
The Hershey Youth Program has involved millions of youngsters from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the 10 provinces and 3 territories of Canada. It is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association, USA Track & Field, Athletics Canada and by the Hershey Company.
The state/provincial sponsor of this program is Kansas Recreation and Park Association. The local sponsor of this program is Liberal Recreation Department.
Pick up an entry form at the Liberal Recreation Center, 1109 W. 7th. If you were born between 2000- 2005 you are eligible to compete.
For more information please contact the Recreation Office during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays at 626-0133.