Relay athletes set off in the last event of the day in last week's Special Track Meet

Relay athletes set off in the last event of the day in last week's Special Track Meet

Champions abound at South Surrey track meet

The seventh Special Track Meet was held last week at the South Surrey oval.

Nearly 400 athletes from Surrey and beyond participated in this year’s Special Track Meet, held last week at the South Surrey oval.

Long jumpSunny skies prevailed over the upbeat event – in its seventh year – where athletes tested their mettle at events including long jump, frisbee throw, an obstacle course and more on May 12 and 13.

Held over two days for the first time – organizers decided to add a day after 150 kids had to be put on a wait list last year – it was clearly an event well-anticipated.

“It’s the best day of the year for me, by far,” said Debbie Green, an education assistant at William Watson Elementary and one of the meet’s organizers.

“I’m a champion,” one young participant beamed.

In addition to the various sports, athletes and volunteers got to dance on the track, before wrapping up the day with a relay. As well, event founder Margaret Geddes, now principal of George Greenaway Elementary, and co-organizer Connie McLean, took a spin on special racing bikes – the result of a new element to involve community groups.

 

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