Replacement track meet arranged for elementary schools |

Replacement track meet arranged for elementary schools

Area elementary schools will have a track and field meet, after all.

Three days after the South Shore Elementary Track Classic was cancelled because of heavy rain and unsettled conditions, LTUSD announced a similar meet has been scheduled for June 16 at the Community Youth Sports Complex. The meet is expected to start at 2 or 2:30 p.m.

Angie Kell, executive assistant to the superintendent, confirmed that all seven schools previously entered in the one-day meet had been reinvited to compete later this month.

After the SSETC was canceled without his knowledge last Tuesday, meet director Anthony Davis decided that he couldn’t reschedule the meet. Davis reiterated on Friday afternoon that he couldn’t be a part of the rescheduled meet.

“Due to my prior commitments with end-of-the-year school activities and some other things, I’m not available,” he said. “All I can do is wish them well.”

Davis was still upset on Friday afternoon regarding his sixth annual meet being canceled on an all-weather track and not being informed of the cancellation beforehand.

“The classic created an atmosphere for all schools and the community. This is something for (superintendent Jim) Tarwater to make him look good,” Davis said.

Tarwater said last Tuesday that he had to make a quick decision because parents needed to know if they should pick up their children at the school, and the weather had been miserable that day.

Bijou, Zephyr Cove, Sierra House, Tahoe Valley, Lake Tahoe Magnet School, St. Theresa Catholic School and Diamond Valley of Woodfords are the regular participants for Davis’ meet. Home-schooled children have also been invited to compete.

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