All-Comers meets making a comeback |

All-Comers meets making a comeback

They used to be a weekly summertime activity in South Lake Tahoe. But as the Olympic track deteriorated at South Tahoe Middle School, so went the All-Comers meets.

Well, there back, and the South Tahoe Track Foundation and Lake Tahoe Track Club hope that the Thursday meets, which begin June 17, will trigger a steady flow of money to help pay for improvements to the track that was used for 1968 U.S. Olympic Trials on Echo Summit.

“Beginners, adults, children. We don’t care. Come on out. We want everyone coming out to the track, so we can start raising the money to resurface it,” said Anthony Davis, a prep track and field coach, an active member of both the club and foundation and All-Comers meet director.

The weekly meets are open to athletes 5 and up. Children will compete in such events as the 50-meter dash and standing long jump, while the older competitors will try the 100 meters, 200, 400, 800, mile and 2-mile run (upon request). Meets begin at 5:30 p.m. and conclude by 7 p.m.

“We’ll do most events that people come in and request, but we’re basically going to set up with the easy stuff to run,” Davis said.

The meets will continue through August, with the exception of there being no meet on July 22, and wrap up with a championship meet Aug. 14. Davis hopes to present awards to the winners in the final meet.

The cost is $3 for athletes in middle school and up and $1 for children in elementary school.

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