Spring is on the way and so is Track and Field!

January 6, 2001 David Yon

Tonight was the organizational meeting for the 2001 Capital City Invitational Track and Field Classic. The meet is a successor to the old Kiwanis Club meet that was a major high school meet in Tallahassee many years ago. Manny Joanos, the GWTC recipient of the Community Award for 2000, has gathered a high powered group together again for the second running of the Capital City Invitational Track and Field Classic. Gulf Winds is both a silver (for volunteer participation) and bronze (for financial assistance) sponsor for this event. It is a great way to promote youth running in Tallahassee.

The meet will be conducted under the very capable direction of Coach Scott Gowan at Chiles High School on April 7, 2001, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Coach Gowan advises that over 35 schools from Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi have contacted him about participating in the meet. He hopes to see at least 20 schools and more than 800 athletes participate in the meet this year. The meet took a major step up this year by becoming part of The U.S. High School Track and Field Series sanctioned by the United States Track Coaches Association. The goal of this series is to promote high quality track and field in the U.S. at the high school level. Proceeds from the meet will benefit track programs of the local public schools.

Last year’s meet was well run and a major success. Manny was quick to give GWTC a huge pat on the back for that success. Over 30 people from the club came out to work the meet and get bossed around by Tom Perkins and Mary Jean Yon. All the volunteers came away winners for their effort and very impressed with the kids they got to watch. GWTC is looking for at least 30 people to help out again this year. If you are willing to work on April 7, contact David Yon at david@outlook.katzlaw.com or Tom Perkins at jokon@unr.net.