June 28 – July 1, 2018

By definition, KINGSTON is an Old English name that most often means King’s Estate or King’s Field.  What could more appropriate than to have the AAU Region I Track & Field Championships at Dietz Stadium in KINGSTON, NY?  That IS the setting for the event that will be contested over days from June 28th – July 1st, which will likely see more than 1,500 Athletes of ALL ages in attendance, trying to compete for a limited number of spots that will allow them to advance to the National Junior Olympics at Drake University in Des Moines, IA in late July.

     “We are EXCITED to be selected to produce the Region I Track & Field Championships in 2018”, exclaimed Anthony Mills, the Executive Director of the Empire State Sports Council (ES Sports for short).  He adds, “We fully expect to provide a competitive, and yet FUN filled experience for Athletes, Coaches, and Parents!”

     The Empire State Sports Council is a Non Profit, 501(c)3 Organization that picked up what was once the former Empire State Games, which in 2011, was re-branded as the Liberty Games.

     There are three (3) qualifying rounds for Track & Field Athletes.  The first of which is a District Championship (Adirondack, New England, Connecticut, New Jersey, Metro).  Each District Championship will advance Athletes to the Region I Track & Field Championships, and that will be held in Kingston, NY in 2018.  From there, Athletes will advance to the National Junior Olympics where they will match up against the best in the Nation.

     “We believe we have assembled a proper mix of Professional, yet Athlete Friendly, Track & Field personnel”, the Event Coordinator for the Empire State Sports Council, Lisa Mills, noted.  “Athletes, Coaches, and Parents should be able to enjoy this competitive experience, and we believe that ES Sports will provide that for everyone.”

     The AAU Region I Track & Field Championships are open to ALL Age Divisions, starting with the Primary Division (6 & under) up to and including Open & Master’s Athletes.  Medals are provided for the top three (3) finishers in each event, although the top six (6) in each individual event will advance to the National Junior Olympics.  In the Combined Events (Triathlon, Pentathlon, Heptathlon, Decathlon) only the top four (4) will advance.

     For more information please contact ES Sports as follows:

E-mail – LMills@ESSportsCouncil.org
Phone – (518) 406-5478

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