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All-age track and field meet provides fun times

July 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Wednesday, June 27, the Greater Rockford Area Racing Series (GRARS) hosted its second of four events for the summer in a track and field meet at Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium. “We had between 65 and 70 competitors ranging from age 3 to 55 competing in events from the shot put to hurdles to the 5,000-meter run with a bunch of other events in between,” said Race Director Benjamin Watson. In total the event drew over 100 people. Some event winners from the day were 3-year-old Christopher Williams in the age 6 and under 55-meter hurdles with a time of 11.31, Bill Fix in the age 50-59 5,000-meter run with a time of 20:28, Troy Rock in the age 19-29 400-meter dash in 53.08, Rihana Pillow in the age 7-10 800-meter run in 2:51.52, Annalise Elliot in the age 6 and under Frisbee throw in 15’ 10”, and Terrance Love in the age 30-39 shot put in 33’ 5.75”. “We had a very good turnout in just our second event of the summer, and hopefully people will take advantage of what a wonderful family sport distance running and track and field can be over our two July events,” said Watson. GRARS is hosting a cross-country 5K at East Rockford Middle School on July 11 with registration starting at 4:45 and race time at 5:30 p.m. Another track and field meet is set for July 25 at the Ted with registration starting at 4:45, field events beginning at 5:30 and running at 6 p.m. Any questions can be answered at