MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) – Track and Field:
Over 30 athletes from across the state met at Ray Stadium for the track and field events. With the exception of some of the relays, the day’s events were mostly individual, including the 100 meter dash, the 100 meter hurdles and some of the non-running events like pole vault and long jump.
Meridian track and field coach, Regonal Walker, serves as the event’s commissioner and says track and field provides an opportunity for children and parents to both participate given the range of events.
“It’s something that has become a tradition. If you noticed, there’s a lot of fathers and daughters, fathers and sons,” he said. “They come every year. It’ an opportunity for families to do things together.”
Jimmy and Julie Segroves from D’Iberville are two of those athletes competing as a father-daughter pair. Jimmy, 65, and Julie, 12, competed in the pole vault and said the chance to participate together was important to them.