New Indoor Meet scheduled for March 11 at Murray State University

New for the 2006 indoor track season, Fulton County High School will be co-hosting the West Region High School Invitational in cooperation with Coach Dereck Chavis of the Murray State University Track and Field Program. A first for Indoor Track in West Kentucky, the meet will be held Saturday, March 11th at the Regional Special Events Center located on the campus of Murray State University! The RSEC boasts a 4 lane 220m Rubber Track on its upper concourse and space for separate Boys & Girls High Jump and Shot Put areas on their Upper Level Basketball Courts.
Coach Chavis is excited about sponsoring such an event and helping to promote the sport of Track & Field, especially Indoor Track, in western end of the state. This will give local athletes an opportunity to showcase their talents and measure their progress as a final event for the indoor season and/or use this meet as an early indicator before the start of the outdoor season. With adequate indoor track facilities few and far between in the state of Kentucky, this winter/indoor movement we are seeing across the state will hopefully open the doors to increased participation in this genre of track & field and promote more \"off-season\" training and participation by outdoor athletes and eventually lead to improved performances at the Indoor & Outdoor State Meet Level.