Up Next: The Portland Track Festival Youth Meet / by Craig Rice

The 10th annual Portland Track Festival - Youth Meet is being held June 3-4 at Liberty High School.  1,000 Portland area athletes will compete at Liberty High School  as they close out their season in Portland's largest youth event and get ready for the Junior Olympic events of the summer.  

While Portland's future stars get ready to compete it's interesting to look back at the athletes that have competed in the last decade of competition.  Several of them will be competing at the NCAA championship in Eugene next weekend.  

The very first PTF in 2008 included a 1500 with future NCAA qualifiers Amy Eloise-Neale (photo) and Maddie Meyers of Washington as well as Taryn Rawlings of the University of Portland. The boys race included Stanford's Ryan Silva, Tate Schienbein of Purdue and Georgetown's Darren Fahy.   More recently the Oregon and Washington the high school state meets featured many past participants of the PTF-Youth Meet including champions Josh and Makenna Schumacher, of Jesuit High School, Sophie Cantine of Lakeside High School, Washington, and Elisabeth Goodrich of West Salem High School.

Registration for the 2017 PTF-Youth Meet closes Tuesday.  Information at http://www.portlandtrack.com/ptf-youth-meet-1/ .