Area Sports Briefs |

Area Sports Briefs

Runners, jumpers and throwers, ages 9-14, are encouraged to come to Stubler Memorial Field this afternoon for the 2006 Hershey track meet.

This free event includes events in the 50-, 100-, 200-, 400-, 800- and 1,600-meter runs, standing long jump, softball throw for distance and the 4×100-meter relay. Winners from the meet advance to the June 24 state finals in Denver.

Registration is at 3:30 p.m. at the south entrance of the track. The meet begins at 4 p.m. Each participant must bring a copy of his or her birth certificate. No track cleats are permitted.

Information: 384-6301.

Local athletes are encouraged to register for the 22nd annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon. Applications for the Sept. 10 event are available at

A free, weekly hiking program for area youth, ages 9-15, begins June 15 and continues on Thursdays through Aug. 10. Preregistration is required to participate. Registration starts 10 days before each scheduled hike. Participation forms are available at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

The series of hikes, sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, is designed to help youth become responsible for their environment while learning proper hiking techniques.

The complete hike schedule is available at the Community Center.

Information: 384-6311.

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