The Olympic Games are heading to Rio this summer, but Oakdale will be hosting its own Olympic-style games at The Corral beginning on Wednesday, June 15. The four day Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) hits Oakdale on June 15 and concludes on Saturday, June 18. This AAU Track and Field Region 22 National Qualifier will showcase talent from the Pacific and Central California Districts in the junior Olympic Games.
Although hundreds of track and field competitors will participate in the games, only a few will qualify for the National AAU Junior Olympic Games Final in Houston, Texas scheduled for Friday, July 22. The top six individual finishers in running events, top five in field events and the top four relay teams and multi-event finishers in each event will punch their tickets to Houston. Medals will also be handed out to the top four place finishers in each event at the local AAU competition. This event will be broken down into nine different age groups, from the youngest primary (eight and under) to the oldest young men/young women (17-and 18-year-olds).
Events include hurdle races, several relays, javelin, discus, shot put, pole vault, long jump, high jump, dry steeplechase, triathlons, decathlons and heptathlon. The cost of the event is $25 per athlete in track and field. Multi-event entry fee is also $25 per athlete and is a separate cost from the track and field event.
Relay teams must be a 2016 AAU registered club, and all competitors must have a current AAU membership. The cost to compete is $25 per individual. To register online, or for more details logon to www.coacho.com before the deadline on Monday, June 13 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. Results for the event will be posted on www.aauathletics.org and www.centralcalaau.com. The meet coordinator is Oakdale’s Karen Fowler and she can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org attention: Oakdale Meet.