The 2nd ANNUAL GOLDENSPRINT CHALLENGE INVITATIONAL

20 Feb

Runners from area high schools and colleges have been invited to compete in the second annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational, Feb. 23, at the legendary Utah Olympic Oval. In this track and field event, sprinters will compete in the 60 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters sprints, and the 60 meters hurdles race.

This meet, sanctioned by the USA Track and Field Association (USATF), is the dream of Akwasi Frimpong, Dutch Olympic level athlete and UVU student. He hopes to inspire more youth to participate in sports – especially track and field. He partnered with the Utah Olympic Oval in 2012 and again this year to put together this meet

The name of the meet, “GoldenSprint,” is one of Frimpong’s nicknames he earned when racing as an illegal African immigrant in the Netherlands. His Dutch coaches gave him golden track shoes after his first Dutch National win. The fastest men’s and women’s sprinters at the GoldenSprint Challenge will follow Frimpong’s footsteps and take home a golden spikes trophy.

Top colleges and high schools in the state, including UVU, BYU, Davis High, Riverton High, Herriman High and Alta High will be attending the event. The GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational has quickly gained recognition and support from businesses in the area and international brands, including Nike, Wal-Mart, Neways Inc., Carrabba’s Italian Grill, The Utah Olympic Oval, Runner’s Corner, and McGees Stamp & Trophy. The track meet has also been selected as the 2013 USATF-Utah Association Indoor Track & Field Championship.

“I want to promote sprinting and training in Utah, and involve local students and athletes,” Frimpong said. “With the long winters in Utah, it’s important to be able to train indoors at the legendary Utah Olympic Oval. Plus, it’s a very fast track.”

The GoldenSprint Challenge will be hosted on Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Utah Olympic Oval, 5662 S. Cougar Lane in Kearns. The proceeds from the event benefit the Utah Special Olympics. To register for the meet, visit www.goldensprintchallenge.com. For more information, call Akwasi Frimpong at 801-494-3060 or Robin Bryant, USATF meet director, at 801-636-3949. Information can also be obtained by emailing goldensprintchallenge@gmail.com.

 

2012 GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational best male and female athletes

2012 GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational best male and female athletes

 

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60m hurdles

19 Feb

High school athletes, college, masters, and unattached athletes will compete in same events per gender except in the 60m hurdles.

2nd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational Schedule

18 Feb
Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ Utah Olympic Oval

10:00 am start (Girls first, then Boys)
		60M Hurdle Trials
		60M Trials
		400 M Timed Finals
		60M Hurdle Finals (top 8)
		60M Finals (top 8)
		200M Timed Finals
		Goldenshoe trophy ceremony                       
                       Lunch for coaches and volunteers

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Meet Director Information Update

17 Feb

This meet is an opportunity to get some great times on a
very fast track! We only have four races, the 60m, 200m, 400m sprint, and the 60m
hurdles.

Registration is $10 per race and will only be accepted online.
Registration at the meet will be $20 per race. The races will be capped at a
certain amount per race (and it’s filling up already). Don’t delay getting
registered! Online registration will close on February 22nd at 8:00 p.m.

A GoldenSprint shoe trophy will be awarded to the best male and best
female athlete of the day. There will be free lunch for officials and coaches.

High school athletes, college, masters, and unattached athletes will
compete in same events per gender except in the 60m hurdles. The 60m sprint and
60m hurdles will have an ” A” final, the rest is on time. The high school
athlete must register as an unattached athlete and not register under his or her
school’s name. We recommend the high school athlete not to race in his or her
school’s apparel. Disregarding this information can cause eligibility problems.

Register now!

Proceeds benefit the Utah Special Olympics.

Thank you,

Robin Bryant
GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational meet director

Utah Olympic oval

Registration process update

24 Jan

Registration is $10 per race and will only be accepted online. Registration at the meet will be $20 per race. The races will be capped at a certain amount per race (and it’s filling up already). Don’t delay getting registered! Online registration will close on February 22nd at 8:00 p.m. Click here to register.

It is going to be a fun and competitive track meet. Again don’t delay getting registered!

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USATF-Utah Association Indoor Track & Field Championship

16 Jan

The 2nd Annual GoldenSprint Challenge Invitational has been selected as the 2013 USATF-Utah Association Indoor Track & Field Championship.

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60m Hurdles on the Program

15 Jan

We have decided to add the 60m hurdles to the program; after requests from coaches and athletes.