Van Ryswyk meet returns to TCC
The Van Ryswyk Indoor Track and Field Invitational is slated to run from Friday, Feb. 15, to Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Tournament Capital Centre.
Hosted by the Kamloops Track and Field Club, the meet will feature athletes age nine and up.
There will also be Track Rascals events available for athletes age six to eight.
The meet gets underway at 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon and wraps up on Sunday afternoon.
Athletes from across B.C. and Alberta will be in attendance.
Olga Kotelko, who is more than 90 years old, returns this year.
She is the oldest long-jump competitor in the world and holds 23 world records.
Kotelko owns every athletics’ world record in her age group, in events ranging from sprints, to hammer throw, to triple-jump.
Joining Kotelko is the North, Central American and Caribbean World Masters Athletics 2012 female athlete of the Year, Christa Bortignon, 75.
Bortignon returned to track and field in 2009 after 55 years away from athletics.
She holds records in 28 Canadian events.
Parking and admission is free.
For more information, email Alwilda van Ryswyk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 250-372-9640.