The USATF Junior Olympics meets provide post-season competition opportunities for MYTF runners, jumpers and throwers. The Spring JO events are Track and Field competitions. The Fall JO events are cross country competitions.
The events in both Spring and Fall generally include an Association Meet (we are in the Potomac Valley Association), a Regional Meet (we are in Region III) and a National Meet. The Spring season generally also includes a Preliminary Meet prior the the Association meet. The Preliminary Meet in the Spring and the Association Meet in the Fall is open to all comers. The top runners at the each meet advance to the next level meet through an on-line declaration process.
Post season competitions are purely optional. If you are wondering whether the JOs is right for your MYTF athlete, please see the discussion regarding JOs in the FAQs and/or speak to one of the coaches.
FALL 2016 JO INFO
Preliminary information from the local PVA chapter is posted below. Coach Adam will provide additional information about JO-specific MYTF training sessions and other JO participation details within a few weeks.
Attached (see .pdf link below) you will find information about the USATF\PVA JO Cross Country Championship on November 6, 2016 at Smithsburg High school, Smithsburg, Maryland. The top 15 athletes and the top 2 teams will advance to the USATF Junior Olympics Championship being held December10, 2016 in Hoover Alabama. The registration site is open on Athletic.net.