MANCHESTER, Conn., (August 16, 2010) — Manchester Running Company concluded its second year of Thursday Nights Under the Lights on August 12th as Keron Stout and Preethi Vaidyanathan soared to meet records in the high jump as Stout cleared six feet eight inches (6’8″) and just missed a 6’10” clearing while Vaidyanathan won the women’s division with a leap of just under 5’6″ for a new personal best and meet record.
On the track, Dani Kennedy moved into fourth place on the national list for her age division in the 1600 as she clocked a 6:11.47.
MRC would like to thank everyone who came out this summer to have a great time! We’ll see you next year!
About The Series
MANCHESTER, Conn. (June 26, 2010) — The second season of Manchester Running Company’s Thursday Nights Under the Lights Summer Track & Field Series will begin on July 8, 2010 at Manchester High School at 6:00 p.m. The 2009 season was highly successful and MRC has added two meets in 2010 to make it a six-meet series.
Aptly named, the meets will take place every Thursday for six weeks (July 8th, 15th, 22nd,29th and August 5th and 12th). Each meet will feature youth boys, youth girls, men’s and women’s divisions and each division will run separately and compete in each event. Every week will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. at the Manchester High School Track, ample parking is available adjacent to the track on Brookfield Street.
MRC has added the 110-hurdles this season to three meets, and although not advertised, any parties interested in competing in a 4 x 400 meter relay race may do so at the end of each meet, free of charge (if participants competed in a previous event).
On August 5th, the standard meets take a break for a Relay Night featuring six relay races including a one-mile relay where MRC throws out the rule book and will allow runners to exchange the baton as often as needed in any location on the track so long as four-laps are completed total and each runner goes at least 100 meters.
Cost to compete in the events are as follows:
Manchester Resident (Youth – 12 and under): $3.00 per event/$5.00 unlimited
Manchester Resident Open: $5.00 per event/$7.00 unlimited
Non-resident Youth: $4.00 per event/$6.00 unlimited
Non-resident Open: $7.00 per event/$9.00 unlimited
Team discounts are available. For more information coaches should email firstname.lastname@example.org
For complete information please visit the Track & Field Series page here.