The Newport Beach Recreation and Senior Services Department and the Newport-Balboa Rotary Club presented the Youth Track Meet of Champions in memory of Frank E. Anderson on Friday.

The Rotary funded the meet, providing timers and officials for many of the events, and will host the winners and their parents at a dinner at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club.

Corona del Mar High School track coach Bill Sumner said, “I moved the event here from Newport Harbor High School five years ago and it has steadily grown from 120 to 600 kids, which can be attributed to the synthetic rather than dirt track.”

Participants placing first through fourth in the multi-event competition will qualify to represent Newport Beach in the Orange County champions meet on Sunday, May 5 at Laguna Hills High School.