With the 2022 season underway, the USATF Junior Olympic meets are just around the corner! Junior Olympics serve as a place where youth runners may continue their fall cross-country season along with other runners from around the region. As local middle and high school XC seasons conclude starting the middle of October, club races continue with a couple of races to close out the month. Once November arrives, it’s Junior Olympic season!
Junior Olympic meets go in order – PNW Association meet on November 12 that includes all club teams in western Washington. Next, the Region meet on November 19 that includes club teams from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Finally, the National meet on December 10 that includes teams from around the United States.
To participate in the PNW Association meet, runners may register through their team or as an individual through USATF, then athletic.net. If a runner finishes in the top 30, or with a team that places in the top 5, then they advance to the Regional meet the following weekend. Runners that finish in the top 35, or with a team that places in the top 5, then they are qualified to run at the National meet.
Whisper has been fortunate to field both teams and individuals at the national meet since 2017, and we hope your child can join us in our pursuit of another year of great competition in a positive and inspiring atmosphere – USATF Junior Olympics!