2004 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships
June 30 - July 4, 2004
The 2004 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Youth Athletics) will be conducted in Baltimore, MD, on the campus of Morgan State University. This meet is one stop on USATF's prestigious Verizon Youth Series.
Last year's competition was held in Buffalo, NY, with the top three teams honored in all 10 age divisions. More than 200 USATF member clubs signed up for the competition, and they were not disappointed.
This year's Youth Championships will prove to be just as exciting for athletes, coaches, family members and spectators alike! The USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Youth Athletics) is more than competition, though, it's also fun! And, regardless of whether young athletes achieve a personal best, win a medal, or earn a shot at international competition, they will certainly experience a first-class competition and have the opportunity to make new friends--and a lifetime of memories!
This year's meet will also play a role in the selection process for the 2005 IAAF World Youth Championships, in Marrakech, Morocco.
What are the Youth Championships? The meet is a national competition with entry based upon qualifying standards for each event. The Youth Championships have the same age divisions as our Junior Olympic program: Bantam (10 and under), Midget (11-12), Youth (13-14), Intermediate (15-16) and Young Men/Women (17-18). The Youth Championships are also scored for team championships in all age divisions, so it is a popular competition for clubs around the country.