Relay Classics come to Arnos Vale
January 25, 2013

Relay Classics come to Arnos Vale

Athletes should feel more at home tomorrow at Team Athletics SVG’s (TASVG) annual Relay Classics at Arnos Vale 1 Playing Field, as they gear up for local and foreign engagements.{{more}}

The event in 2011 was staged at the Victoria Park and last year at the Grammar School Playing Field.

One of the more anticipated events on the national track and field calendar, Saturday’s Relay Classics will see 42 races, with the Open Distance Relay kick-starting the day’s proceedings.

Competition will be in Under-11, Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, Under-19, Over-19 and Veterans categories for both males and females.

The ages are calculated at December 31, 2013.

Under-11 athletes must be born 2003 and later; Under-13- 2001 and later, with the Under-15s age eligibility put at 1999 and later.

Competitors in the Under-17 — 1997, Under-19 — 1995 and later and the 19 and Over age group — 1993 and earlier.

In the veterans category, female athletes must be 35 years and older and the males must be 40 years and older.

TASVG has indicated that all athletes must be attached to a school or club or would not be allowed to compete.

The Under-11s will contest the 4×100 metres, the medley relay, while the Under-13’s do battle in the 4x100m and the 4x200m.

The Under15s’ contest the 4x100m, the 4x 200m and the Swedish Relay, in which the first leg runs 100m, the second 200m, the third 300m and the anchor leg 400m.

The other age categories will test their skill in the 4x100m, the 4x400m and the Swedish Relay.

TASVG has stated that in cases where there are more than eight teams in an event, the event will be run on a final heats basis.

Tomorrow’s events follow on the heels of two successful mini meets — January 12 and 19 — at the Arnos Vale 2 Playing Field and the Victoria Park, respectively.

Medals will be presented to the top performers in the Relay Classics, with an overall winner to be also decided. (RT)