The Galion Kiwanis Club has become a driving force behind one of the premier late season track meets in the area. The annual Galion Kiwanis Track Invitational is being held at Unckrich Stadium in Galion Friday, May 6, and is shaping up to be a great event. Field events begin at 4 p.m., while the running events begin at 4:30 p.m. Admission for the invitational is $6 for adults and $4 for students.
This year’s field includes 16 teams from the local area and around the state. Those competing include: Ashland, Clear Fork, Colonel Crawford, Galion, Lexington, Mansfield Senior, Marion Harding, Marysville, North Union, Northwestern, Ontario, Pleasant, Shelby, Watkins Memorial, West Holmes, and Westerville Central.
“This is quickly becoming one of the marquee late season track meets in the region,” Athletics Director Kyle Baughn said. “I want to thank the Galion Kiwanis Club for their support of our student-athletes and the Galion City School District.”
This year’s meet features many Division I athletes, including the number one ranked 3200-meter runner in the nation from Watkins Memorial.
“This is a great opportunity for our athletes to compete against some of the best competition in the state,” High School track coach Todd Roston said. “Our kids are excited to compete, and I can’t wait to see how they respond to the high level of competition.
A meet of this size takes great support. Many volunteers from the Galion community will be helping to make this year’s event great for the student-athletes, coaches and fans.
“We are very grateful to the Galion Kiwanis Club for their outstanding support of our district,” Superintendent Jim Grubbs said. “We are proud to be the host site for this meet, and appreciate the tremendous support from the Galion Kiwanis Club and the entire Galion community.”
For more information about the Galion Kiwanis Club Track Invitational, contact Kyle Baughn at 419-468- 6500.
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