For Immediate Release
Contact: Mary M. Russell, Marketing Coordinator
Culture, Parks, and Recreation Department
CARA TRACK PARTICIPANTS FAIR WELL IN THEIR FIRST MEET
The City of Greeley’s Culture, Parks, and Recreation Department CARA Track program began June 4 and runs through July 27. One of Colorado’s premiere recreational track programs, CARA offers young athletes an opportunity to participate in a healthy summer activity. Thirty-nine youth attended the Hershey Track Meet on Friday, June 7 and 7 qualified to attend the Hershey State Meet that was held on June 15 in Grand Junction, CO.
The following athletes are the youth that placed at the local meet and competed in Grand Junction:
• Nicholas Thomas 11- Long Jump, 400 meter dash, 4x100 meter Relay
• Seth Abe 11- Softball throw, 200 meter dash, 4x100 meter Relay
• Zach Clark 11- 100 meter dash, 4x100 meter Relay
• Preston Ihrig 11- 4x100 meter Relay
• Raelene Castillo 9- Softball Throw, 100 meter dash
• Tanner Loyd 12- 200 meter dash
• Joshua Kesterson 10- Long Jump, 50 meter dash
They all did fantastic in their events and had a great time competing!
Greeley youth ages 5-16 years meet three times a week throughout the summer to practice different events from 8:30-10am at University High School. Participants are put in heats by gender and age. Youth can try different events each week or stick with their favorites. The first CARA Track meet will be held this Saturday, June 22 in Windsor, CO. The season ends with the State Meet in July.
For more information on the program and future events, contact Danika Jostes, Recreation Coordinator at 350.9414 or visit www.caratrack.com