Huntington University expects more than 800 athletes from Indiana and Illinois to participate in this week's 2014 USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Regional Meet. Athletic Director Lori Culler says the school hopes the event is the first step in a long-term relationship with USA Track and Field.
July 7, 2014
Huntington, Ind. — Huntington University athletic director Lori Culler has announced that HU is partnering with USA Track & Field to host the 2014 USATF Junior Olympic Regional Meet slated for July 10-13 at King Track & Field Stadium.
“We are very excited to host the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Regional Meet,” said Culler. “It will bring hundreds of junior high and high school track athletes and their families to our campus and give us an opportunity to treat them to some HU hospitality as well as showcase our new track and field facility.
“We're looking forward to the event and hope to develop a long-term relationship with the USA Track and Field Association.”
This regional competition will feature over 800 athletes from all over Indiana and Illinois. In order to qualify for Regionals, athletes must be a USATF member and place in the top eight of their respective event at the Junior Olympic Indiana Association Championships held earlier in the summer.
According to Latashia Key, USATF Indiana President, the USATF Indiana Youth Committee and USATF Indiana Board of Directors will work closely with HU Track & Field Head Coach Tom King and his staff to coordinate the four-day event.
“USATF Indiana is very excited to be partnering with Huntington University and this is a wonderful opportunity for them to showcase their facility,” said Key. “One of our goals as an association is to expose new and returning athletes, their families and friends to USA track and field events throughout the entire state of Indiana.”
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 213 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.
Source: Huntington University