Ohio Track & Field Grand Prix Series Starts With a Bang

The Columbus Track & Field Classic, was first meet of the 2017 Ohio Association outdoor track and field season.  It was also the first meet in this year’s USA Track & Field Ohio Association Track & Field Grand Prix Series.  Despite the forecast calling for all-day thunderstorms, after some morning rain, the weather was great for competition.  The meet met the usual expectations of New World Track Club – a well-managed, highly competitive meet.  More than 520 athletes from Texas to Tennessee, to Pittsburg and Philadelphia, to Mississauga, Ontario, all parts of Ohio, and from every contiguous state entered the meet.  Click here for Columbus Track & Field Classic meet results.

The Ohio Association Track & Field Grand Prix is a series of meets for Youth, Senior/Open and Masters Athletes who are Ohio Association members.  Each athlete scores points based on place in each event he or she competes in at Grand Prix meets.  Points are totaled each meet and the top three point scorers  in four age brackets (12 & Under, 13-18, Senior/Open and Masters), male and female, win Grand Prix awards and are recognized at the Ohio Association’s fall meeting.  Eligible athletes must be Ohio Association members and must secure their 2017 membership no later than June 18, 2017.

2017 Grand Prix Series meets include:

May 21 Columbus T&F Classic Pickerington North HS Y-O-M
June 9-10 New World Summer Classic Pickerington North HS Y-O-M
June 17-18 Ohio Association Jr. Olympics Cedarville University Y
June 24 Midwest Classic Whitehall HS, Whitehall (Columbus) Y-O-M
June 27 SWOhio TC Pole Vault Race Walk Meet Yellow Springs Y-O-M
July 15 Queen City Invitational Cincinnati Y-O-M

Click here for the Grand Prix standings after the Columbus Track & Field Classic.

Next Up ~ New World Summer Classic

The New World Summer Classic will be held at Pickerington North High School on Friday and Saturday, June 9-10.  This meet features competition with athletes from all parts of Ohio and many neighboring states.  The meet also features the combined events (triathlon, pentathlon, heptathlon and decathlon) for youth, open/senior and masters athletes.  Registration/entry is now open at coacho.com.

We look forward to seeing you and your club at the New World Summer Classic.