USATF Mid-Atlantic Youth Athletics News


Free Race Walk Clinic for Youth Athletes

A free Race Walk clinic will be held during the Mid-Atlantic Junior Olympics on June 21. The clinic is designed for coaches, athletes and future athletes. The instructors will be Team USA coach Ed Richardson, Team USA member Solomiya Login and high school All-American Pamela Alva. The clinic will be from 10-10:45 a.m. during the association Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships at Widener University in Chester, Pa. Read more.


All Ages Welcome at Germantown Academy Summer Series

For the third year in a row, Germantown Academy will conduct All-Comers Track & Field Meets on Tuesday evenings June 24, July 1 and July 8 at picturesque Carey Stadium and Athletic Complex in Fort Washington, Pa. During the first two years, over 900 athletes of all ages participated in the meet series, which made for excellent competition in nearly every heat or flight and great camaraderie across the ages. For more information, visit www.gatrack.org. (Posted May 5, 2014)


Junior Olympics Information Available

The flyer is now posted for the 2014 USATF Mid-Atlantic Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, which will be held June 21-22 at Widener University in Chester, Pa. The flyer includes information about eligibility requirements, the entry process, fees and the schedule of events. The Region 2 Championships will be July 10-13 at Richard Stockton College in Galloway, N.J., and the National Championships will be July 21-27 in Houston, Texas. (Posted April 19, 2014)

2014 Youth Calendar


Photos and Results from Developmental Meet

Results are posted for the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Developmental Meet held at Lincoln High School in Philadelphia on April 12. Also, photos are available for viewing and purchase at www.shutterfly.com/pro/PIMphotos/USATF/MIDUSATF2 (Updated May 5, 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 Georgeĺs 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 usatf.org 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.


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