Hundreds of athletes will compete in the USA Track and Field Border Association season which begins June 1 and 2 with the Sarah Bone and Sam Clemmons Invitational at Parkland High School.
The three-meet season will prepare the young athletes for the USATF/Border Association Junior Olympics June 26 to July 1 at UTEP’s Kidd Field.
The top four individuals and relay teams in each event in each age division advance to the USATF Region 10 Championships in Aurora, Colo., on July 5 to July 8.
The other two meets are the El Paso Panthers Invitational on June 8-9 at Mt. View High School and the 31st annual El Paso Wings Invitational at Burges High School.
Track and field athletes from 8 to 18 years old compete in age-appropriate divisions separated by two years. These age divisions provide young athletes the opportunity to compete with other athletes of similar ability.
For more information log on to http://www.border.usatf.org.
The age divisions for 2018 are:
|Age Division||Year of Birth|
|8 & Under (previously Sub-bantam)||2010+*|
|9 – 10 (previously Bantam)||2008-2009|
|11 – 12 (previously Midget)||2006-2007|
|13 – 14 (previously Youth)||2004-2005|
|15 – 16 (previously Intermediate)||2002-2003|
|17 – 18 (previously Young)||2000-2001**|
* Per USATF Rule 300.1 (c) “Athletes must be at least seven (7) years of age on December 31 of the current year to compete at the Youth Athletics or Junior Olympic National Championships.”
** Athletes who are still 18 through the final day of the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships are eligible to compete in the 17-18 age division through that meet. This extended eligibility does not apply to cross country events.