Friday, 27 May 2011 00:00
Eight years ago, a small, relatively unknown track and field meet was introduced at North Shore High School. Originally, there were approximately 10 teams competing, a few officials, some hot dogs and hamburgers, and a lot of fun.
Since that time, this track meet has evolved into an annual event, known by all as the “North Shore Invitational.” As the North Shore Track Program has grown to premier status, so has its very own track meet. Eight years later, a few things have changed: there are now over 60 schools, several thousand spectators, hundreds of burgers, hot dogs, pink and blue T-shirts, a DJ, local media coverage, and a permanent place on the North Shore School District Calendar.
It is not only a track meet, but a community event, in which local merchants, parents, middle school students and alumni show their support by working the grill, handing out medals, or moving hurdles. Even though the event is one day, it requires several months of planning. The school offered many thanks to the parents and athletes who help make this day such a huge success. Additionally, a “thank you” went out to the custodians and maintenance staff for all of their help and support.