TAMPA, Fla. - The 16th Annual BAYTAF Classic, one of the largest track and field meets in the nation, will host more than 1,800 athletes from the Southeastern United States and Caribbean Islands, May 25th – 27th, at Jefferson High School. Nate Johnson, BAYTAF spokesman said, “the three day event will feature Master’s, Open, and Youth age group athletes from more than 55 teams that will compete in nearly 6,000 events.” Johnson also said, “athletes set 95 meet records at last years” event and that many competitors will come from Hillsborough and Pinellas County High Schools’. BAYTAF will also be giving a special tribute to former County Commissioner and current City Councilman Rev. Dr. Thomas Scott for his outstanding public service and commitment to the track and field community. Johnson said, “Council Member Scott took the initiative to get the Hillsborough County Board of County Commission to fund the construction of all-weather tracks at several Hillsborough County High Schools and enhance track and field improvements at the University of South Florida.” The public is invited to attend.
For more information about the 2007 BAYTAF Classic call 813-232-8788 anytime after 7pm (EST) or go online to:www.baytaf.org.