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The Miami Valley Track Club, based here in Yellow Springs, will host the 19th Annual Miami Valley All-Comers Track & Field Meet on Thursday, July 23. Attracting athletes from the Dayton-Springfield area, the meet will feature Yellow Springs High School alumni Sam Borchers and Jacob and Brock GunderKline, as well as 2008 Olympic trials silver medalist Matt Boyles and javelin professional David Dierecks. The meet will also feature the fun 100-meter marathon for runners aged 4 and under. Every finisher receives a ribbon.

Local athletes from the host club include Antone Truss in the jumping events, Mitchell Brickson in the distance events and Austin Baily in the javelin. For the girls, Reini Brickson will compete in the walks, the steeplechase and the sprints, along with Africa Strodes. Local youngsters competing include Madison Robinson, Anndee Pettiford and Elliot Wiggins, who won the 400 and the 1500 at the recent Ohio Junior Olympic Championships in Trotwood.

The entry fee for the July 23 meet is $4 per event. Day of meet registration starts at 5 p.m. Awards are presented to the first three finishers in each event. Field events begin at 5:30 p.m. with track events starting at 6:30 p.m. Entry forms are also available online at

Volunteers who wish to help with the meet are asked to contact Jennifer Peters at 767-7424. Refreshments will be available.

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