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Steve Ranson • LVN photo Cassie O'Toole runs a lap at track practice last week.

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April 25, 2007
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More than 800 junior high school athletes will arrive in Fallon on Thursday for the CC Communications Invitational Track Meet at the high school field.

The field events begin at 10 a.m., and the running events start at 11:30 a.m.

We are very excited about the CC Communications Invitational, said Brian McAlexander, Churchill County Junior High School athletic director and track coach.

We have been practicing hard to get ready. We have a lot of kids and they are very excited about having a track meet in our town.

McAlexander said CCJHS has a large group of seventh and eighth grade boys and girls.

We have some fast runners and some very good distance runners, McAlexander said. Our field event people are solid but still learning. Putting this track meet on is a lot of work. I hope the kids realize that and put forth their best effort representing our school.

CC Communications and the Lahontan Valley News have teamed up to sponsor the annual track meet that will draw athletes from Hawthorne, Winnemucca, Fernley, Dayton, Schurz, Silver Stage, Yerington, Smith Valley and Virginia City.

CC Communications will provide the medals for first through third place and ribbons for fourth through sixth place. The LVN will photograph team photos and a group shot of all 800 athletes.

Jim Lynn, marketing supervisor for CC Communications said employees have volunteered to help with the meet. CC Communications also bought 144 T-shirts, and the profit from each sale will go to the junior high school track program.

Lynn said CC Communications will have a tent at the meet.

The high school video production class is also shooting the events and the finished product will air on a future date on CC Communications' On Now channel 1.