Bogalusa hosting Track/Field Youth Fun Day

Published 8:06 am Wednesday, May 10, 2023

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Bogalusa High School is hosting Track/Field Youth Fun Day on May 17 at 9 a.m.

The event will take place at the Coach Gary C. Magee Sports Complex.

Buses will bring students to the track.

The schools competing will be Byrd Avenue Elementary School, Northshore Charter, Ben’s Ford Christian School, Central Elementary School, Bogalusa Middle School, Annunciation Catholic School and Wesley Ray Elementary School.

The meet is for 6-12 year olds in Washington Parish.

Athletes can compete in up to four events and ribbons will be awarded to first through sixth place for individuals and the top two schools will be rewarded with trophies.

The meet gets under way at 9 a.m. with the softball throw, which is for boys and girls ages 6-8, shot put (girls 9-10 and boys 11-12), long jump (all ages) and high jump (9-12s).

The 400-meter run will start at 10 a.m. (9-12s).

A series of running events will start at 11 a.m. to conclude the meet that includes the 50 (6-10s), 50 hurdles (11-12s), 100 (all ages) 200 (all ages).

The cost is $5 per athlete.

The deadline to sign up is May 15 at noon.

Practice is available on the track at 5:30 p.m. weekdays for participating athletes.

Fans can get in to the meet for $5 for adults and $3 for children and the concession stand will be open.

For more information, call Bogalusa coach Eddie Walker at 985-516-6192 or email