2010 marked the 5th anniversary of the United Age Group Track Coaches Association Youth Invitational. The UAGI as it has become known did not disappoint. The meet has settled into its new home at Widener University and the event went off without a hitch. Some new, great vendors joined us for the first time and the weather was equally as cooperative with temperatures in the high 80’s all three days. The competition was at its usually high standard. The 37 new meet records might normally indicate that the existing records were soft but after you examine the new marks you quickly realize that the 2010 performances were just that great. The 2010 meet, in review, was everything that we’ve come to expect and more. Each of our international guests has already made arrangements to return next year. We say welcome and we are looking forward to an even more exciting meet in 2011.
2011 UAGI preview
The 2011 UAGI has some very nice additions and changes to keep things interesting for our participants and spectators. We have added the 2000 meter steeplechase for the Intermediate boys & girls as well as the Young men and women divisions. The addition of the steeple should complete the individual event list.
The UAGI is now a one-stop shop for teams and athletes who are looking for a great tune-up before the National Junior Olympic meets. We have reduced the relay fee in order to encourage greater participation and we continue to work on lowering the hotel costs in the area. We will continue to improve our vending area so that athletes will have an area that is both fun and entertaining between their events.
If you missed 2010 be assured that 2011 will include all the best from past meets and the new feature mentioned above. We remain committed to a hosting a 1st class event for our youth and we look forward to another spectacular event in 2011. The UAGI Team