Northern Lights Track Club hosts first annual track and field even

For the event, Matt Medeiros put together races which may not be typically seen during a regular track and field meet, including special events for children and a distance medley relay in which four people run a different distance.

"When I put the event schedule together I put some distances that you might not normally see on an outdoor track and maybe just get some more people," he explained. "But the [five-kilometer] was the big event that most people wanted to do, so next year that's definitely going to be in there for sure. Some of the other events might not be."

One of the goals of the All Comers meet was to get families involved, said Matt Medeiros, as well as increase membership for NLTC.

"This area has got talent and it just needs to be tapped," he said."

"As people get out of high school, get out of college, and they've done track and cross country, they're looking for an outlet to have something to train for, because they're still athletes," James Medeiros said. "Not everyone's going to go play in the softball league, or the basketball league. It just doesn't work that way. Running is that type of sport that you can continually do and not worry whether or not you're going to make a team or not."

If interested in becoming a member of NLTC, visit www.nlrunners.com or call Matt Medeiros at 524-1269.

"There's a lot of naturals in this club. It just needs to grow," Matt Medeiros said. "It's going to take awhile, but you got to start somewhere."

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