Jackie Joyner-Kersee To Appear USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championship Opening Ceremonies

GREENSBORO, NC – Olympic gold medalist, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, will be the special guest during the Opening Ceremonies on Tuesday, July 23rd at 7:00pm. Throughout the week the USATF will host numerous Olympic athletes and the general public is encouraged to come out and support the event. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.visitgreensboronc.com/usatf-ticket-sales.

The 47th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships will be held in Greensboro, NC at NC A&T University on July 22 – 28, 2013. The events begin daily at 8:00am and are open to the general public. Many of today’s Olympic stars began their track and field careers competing in the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships. Current Olympic athletes will be making special guest appearances throughout the Championship – schedule to be provided.

Up to 10,000 athletes are expected to converge on Greensboro for the Championship. Entry for this event is based on athlete performances at Preliminary. Association and Regional levels of the 2013 USATF Junior Olympic Program. Competition takes place in six (6) two-year divisions, with athletes generally falling between the ages of 7 – 18.

With a seating capacity of 20,000, Irwin Belk Track hosted the 2006 USATF Youth National Championships and the 2009 Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships and will prove to be a premier host for this year’s Junior Olympic competition.

America’s next generation of track and field stars will be competing throughout the summer and will take center stage at the national championships in Greensboro. USATF and event host, USATF North Carolina, hope you will join us in on the excitement!

For more information visit www.usatf.org/youth.

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