USATF Mid-Atlantic Youth Athletics News

Dates for 2014 Junior Olympics - Corrected

Here are the dates and locations for the 2014 Junior Olympic championships: Mid-Atlantic Association Championships: June 21-22 at Widener University in Chester, PA. Region 2 Championships: July 10-13, Richard Stockton College in Galloway, N.J. National Championships: July 21-27 in Houston, Texas. CORRECTION: An earlier version of this posting incorrectly stated that a preliminary qualifier would be held on April 12 at Lincoln High School in Philadelphia. That is a developmental meet (see next post), not a qualifier.

Results Posted for Youth Indoor Championships

The complete results for the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Youth Indoor Track and Field Championships have now been posted. The championships were held Jan. 19 at Widener University. Also posted are the results for the 2013 Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships, which were held Nov. 9 at Belmont Park in Philadelphia. (Posted Jan. 23, 2014)

New Maps Show XC Courses at Belmont Plateau

A new set of maps has been created for the cross-country courses run at the Belmont Plateau. The courses include 2K, 3K (two versions), 4K, 5K and 8K races. Our local course certifier extaordinaire, Bill Belleville, certified and mapped the courses. Dave Thomas, Mid-Atlantic's LDR cross country coordinator, managed the process.

Gabrielle Wilkinson with medal

Philadelphia Girl Sets Fourth U.S. Record

Gabrielle Wilkinson of Philadelphia ran away from the field in the 800 meters for girls aged 13-14 to set an American age-group indoor record of 2:16.98. Wilkinson, who runs for the Mt. Airy Track Club, bested her closest competitors by nearly 10 seconds to win the national title on March 9 at the USATF Youth Indoor Track & Field National Championships at the Prince Georges County Sports and Learning Complex on Saturday. Wilkinson now owns four indoor youth age-group records.

The complete results from the championships are posted on the website.

At left, Gabrielle Wilkinson with her gold medal on the winners stand after she set the record.

Background Screening Process Changes

USATF has changed its background screening processes and criteria for our youth volunteers and coaches, in an effort to make the process more transparent and easier to follow. TC logiQ, Inc. as its youth national background screen provider. TC logiQ will continue to provide the screening, the cost will not change. Click on the link for more details on the new background screening process.

Results from 2013 Youth Developmental Meet

Results are posted here from the 2013 USATF Mid-Atlantic Association Developmental Meet held April 13 at Lincoln High School in Philadelphia.

Results From 2013 Youth Indoor Championships

Results are now posted from the 2013 USATF Mid-Atlantic Youth Indoor Track & Field Championships, which were held Jan. 20 in the Schwartz Athletic Center at Widener University. Also, save the dates -- the Youth Outdoor Championships will be held on June 22 and 23 at Widener. Also, Mid-Atlantic is planning a developmental meet for April 13.