All-comers track meets on tap
July is here, and that means its almost time for the annual Hillsboro all-comers track meets series put on by the City of Hillsboro Park & Recreation.
This years set of meets will be staged July 9, 16 and 23, all at Elden Keller Track at Hare Field. Registration will take place from 5:30 to 6 p.m. the day of each meet, with events starting at 6.
Age groups are 6 and younger, 7-8, 9-10, 11-13, and high school/open.
The race schedule for the July 16 meet is as follows: 100-meter hurdles (11 and older), 50 hurdles (10 and younger), 200, 800, 50 (6 and younger), 400, 4x100 relay and 3,000. The race schedule for the July 9 and 23 meets has a slightly different schedule: 100 hurdles (11 and older), 50 hurdles (10 and younger), 200, 800, 50 (6 and younger), 100, 1,500 and 4x400 relay.
In the field, shot put, long jump, turbo javelin/softball throw and discus throw will be staged at each meet in time slots based on age group. The high jump will be staged on July 9 and 23 only.
For more information, call 503-681-6120.
Hagg Lake set to host annual event
A longtime staple in the Pacific Northwest triathlon calendar, the 32nd annual Hagg Lake Triathlon and Duathlon, is scheduled for next Saturday, July 12.
This years event will consist of four races: a sprint triathlon (1/2-mile swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5K run), an Olympic triathlon (1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run), an Olympic duathlon (5K run, 40K bike, 5K run) and a tri-it novice triathlon (1/4-mile swim, 20K bike, 5K run).
The Olympic triathlon race will serve as this years Tri Northwest Olympic distance championship. All four races will be based out of Boat Ramp C at Hagg Lake, with the bike and run portions of each race taking place on roads around the lake.
Registration for individuals is $95 through July 10 or $110 at packet pick-up and on the day of race. Registration for teams (per person) is $45 through July 10 or $55 at packet pick-up and on race day. Packet pick-up will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Athletes Lounge, 2671 NW Vaughn St. in Portland.
Go to aasportsltd.com to register online or print out a registration form. Printed forms must be postmarked by today. More information is available at aasportsltd.com under the Events tab.
Camp for cyclists returns to Pacific
USA Cycling is once again holding one of its Regional Talent ID Camps in Forest Grove starting later this month. The camp is for cyclists ages 14-22 and will take place July 27-Aug. 1 at Pacific University. Back for the fifth consecutive year in western Washington County, the camp has a road racing focus.
The Forest Grove camp is one of 13 such regional camps taking place across the country this year. The aim of the camps is to identify athletes who show signs of cycling potential at an early age. Campers will receive instruction in cycling fundamentals including training, nutrition and bike mechanics both in presentation settings and training sessions.
Prospective campers should have some training and racing experience and belong to USA Cycling. Tuition ranges from $750 to $850. Cyclists can also apply for grants to help offset the cost of tuition. See uscdf.org for more information.