Ten-year-old Jade Lenton is about to embark on a journey to one of the most prestigious track and field events in North America, where she will get the opportunity to meet 10-time Olympic medalist Carl Lewis.

Nawai Kaupe, who starts her freshman year at Baldwin High School on Monday, won the girls 13-14 softball throw title at the Hershey's Track & Field Games North American Final in Hershey, Pa., today.

HERSHEY - Palmyra's Amelia Baldo said she didn't feel any added pressure, even though she was a former gold medalist at the Hershey's Track and Field Games' North American Final Meet.

Justin Pelic has spent countless time pushing his 12-year-old body to the limit. He runs drills in knee-high surf at Sullivan's Island and finds the rare hills of the Lowcountry and sprints them.

Saturday, Kaupe, the former 8th grade president of Iao Intermediate School, will be the only Hawaii qualifier to participate in the Hershey's Track & Field Games North American Final in Hershey, Pa. She qualified for the event from the region that includes Hawaii, California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. She broke an old record at the Maui County Kiwanis Track Meet twice and her long throw was 238 feet.

The nation’s best youth track and field athletes will converge this weekend in Pennsylvania for the 2013 Hershey’s Track and Field Games North American Finals. 

Ilion’s Gravelding sisters will be part of the Region 7 contingent at the Hershey’s Track and Field Games’ North American championships this weekend in Hershey, Pa. Lauren Gravelding, a North American qualifier twice before, will compete in the softball throw for the final time in the girls’ 13-14 age division. Lindsey Gravelding will compete in the same event for 11- and 12-year-olds.

Madison Szczygiel of Wells has been invited to and will participate in this weekend's annual Hershey's Track and Field Games North American Final in Hershey, Pa.

Sarah Wagner, a student at North Schuylkill, qualified in three events for this weekend's Hershey Track and Field National Meet after her performance in the girls' 9-10-year-old division at the state meet July 6 at Penn State University.

 
Runners from all 50 states and Canada will take part in the event. Each state is sending at least five athletes to the meet, and two of those – Faith Anderson and Marcus Washington – are from Rutherford County.

At the tender age of 11, Adrian Sutton is Hershey track and field veteran. Fourteen-year-old Alexa Hussey is also a veteran, but unlike Sutton this will be her first trip to the North American Hershey Track and Field Finals this weekend in Hershey, Pa.
Sutton also qualified in 2011 when he was 9 and took second in the nation in the age 9-10 boys standing long jump.

  Zaveion Ricks will compete in the softball throw for 13-14 year old boys.

While 10 year-old Ethan Edington may be a quiet kid, the skills he displays on the track speak for themselves and are the reason the fifth grader from Sutherland is on his way to compete at the Hershey's Track and Field Games North American Final in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Rome youngster Damien Call will be making a return trip to the Hershey’s Track and Field Games North American Final on Saturday.

It is Call’s second straight appearance in the event which will take place in Hershey, Penn., at the Henry Hershey Field on the campus of the Milton Hershey School.

Last year, Call came in second place in the boys 9-10 age division in the softball throw.

Four Lebanon County athletes will be competing for the Mid-Atlantic Region on Saturday at the Hershey's Track & Field Games North American Final Meet. The annual track and field competition will be held at Henry Hershey Field on the Milton Hershey School campus.

Six young Georgetown County athletes will be competing against kids from around the country next month at the Hershey’s Track and Field North American Final. The county kids – Christopher Bryant, William Daniels, John Fraiser III, Melissa Jefferson, Toronto King and DaShawn Priest – spent months training and competing in local meets before striking gold at the state meet in Charleston last month.

Connie Smith, director of the Hershey Track & Field Program for Kansas, presents the state’s Outstand­ing Program Volunteer Award to Mike Moran, who organizes the local meet through his role as counselor at Hillsboro Elementary School.