City of Miramar, Florida to Host USA Track & Field Youth Olympic Trials April 4th & 5th at Ansin Sports Complex - WKRN News 2

City of Miramar, Florida to Host USA Track & Field Youth Olympic Trials April 4th & 5th at Ansin Sports Complex

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MIRAMAR, FL / ACCESSWIRE / April 1, 204 / USA Track & Field (USATF) will host the Youth Olympic Trials in Miramar, Florida, USA, on April 4th and 5th, 2014, at the City’s world-class Ansin Sports Complex.  The Complex has one of only four Class 2 internationally certified tracks in the United States.  Ansin is located at 10801 Miramar Blvd, Miramar, Florida 33025.  This prestigious international track & field competition is free to the public.

Throughout the two day event, approximately 60 athletes ages 16 and 17 will compete in track and field events including sprint races, relays, hurdles, middle distance track events, as well as jumping and throwing events.  The competitors are from Non-CARIFTA (non-members of the Caribbean Free Trade Association) Member Federations, including Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and the United States.

The USATF selected the Ansin Sports Complex because it is structurally viable to track & field events.  It is a 24-acre property with a stadium that seats over 4,000 spectators.  The 8-lane oval/9-lane straightaway track boasts a Mondo surface and is certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).  In addition to the appeal of the sporting complex, the City of Miramar offers all of the desired amenities for an event of this scale including proximity to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the availability of hotels, restaurants and other local charms.

USATF Events to Be Contested Over The Two Day Period:

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|Men            |                                               |
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|Running Events |100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m,   3000m         |
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|Hurdle Events  |110m , 400m                                    |
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|Steeplechase   |2000m                                          |
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|Jumping Events |High Jump, Pole Vault,   Long Jump, Triple Jump|
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|Throwing Events|Discus, Javelin, Shot Put,   Hammer            |
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|Race Walking   |10,000m on the track                           |
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|               |                                               |
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|Women          |                                               |
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|Running Events |100m, 200m,  400m, 800m,  1500m,   3000m       |
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|Hurdle Events  |100m and 400m                                  |
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|Steeplechase   |2000m                                          |
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|Jumping Events |High Jump, Pole Vault, Long Jump,   Triple Jump|
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|Throwing Events|Discus, Javelin,   Shot Put, Hammer            |
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|Race Walking   |5000m on the track                             |
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|               |                                               |
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A schedule of events is posted online at http://www.usatf.org/ (http://www.usatf.org/Events—Calendar/2014/U-S–Area-Youth-Olympic-Selection-Trials—Track–/Schedule.aspx)

For more information about the USATF Youth Olympic Trials and for media access to the events, contact:

Christa Mann at USATF, Christa.Mann@usatf.org

About USA Track & Field (USATF):

USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. Led by President Stephanie Hightower and CEO Max Siegel, USATF is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization with a staff of professional program administrators at the National Office in Indianapolis. For more information about USATF, visit: http://www.usatf.org/



The City of Miramar is proud and elated to have been selected to host this prominent international sporting event. Miramar, situated in Broward County, Florida, is home to 123,000 residents and numerous corporations of various sizes including major players in diverse industries such as airline, cruise line, healthcare, finance, and media and communications. Geographically, it is the center of corporate and business development in South Florida with quick access to all major highways and minutes away from South Florida’s ports and airports. Miramar is a city that welcomes all peoples and cultures. For more information about Miramar visit: http://www.ci.miramar.fl.us/

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