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Zephyr Cove keeps kids on track

The Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Track Classic no longer exists but that hasn’t stopped Zephyr Cove Elementary School from giving its students a track day.

Zephyr Cove will hold a meet for third- through fifth-graders today at Whittell High School.

“They had such great experience running the Track Classic that the parents and the shcool wanted to keep the commitment to the sport and they wanted to host a meet,” said meet director Anthony Davis.

Field events begin at 1:45 p.m. with third-grade long jump and running events will get started at 2:30 p.m. with the fourth-grade girls’ 200-meter dash.

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In the fourth- and fifth-grade division, the top 12 in each event will participate, while the top six third-graders will compete. Third-grade events are 100, 400, long jump and relay and fourth- and fifth-graders will participate in the 100, 200, 400, 800, relays, long jump and shot put.

Given Lake Tahoe Unified School District’s budget problems and physical education instructor cuts at the elementary schools, Davis isn’t surprised that Zephyr Cove is holding the only meet in the area.

“I knew when we dropped the Classic last year, it would be tough for one PE teacher to run five schools and put together teams at each of the schools,” Davis said. “Do I miss it? Yes. This is Track Classic time.”

Anyone wanting to serve as a meet volunteer today, should show up at Whittell’s track at 1:15 p.m.

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