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Saturday 22 October 2011 | Published in Regional


Interest is growing for the Cook Islands masters athletics meeting next week, culminating in the events on Gospel Day afternoon of Wednesday, October 26.

As well as a number of local older athletes indicating that they will participate in the range of events being offered, the invite has also gone out to open age athletes who may wish to take part.

Any one who wants the opportunity to compete with other athletes on our track is welcome to attend.

Also any athletes that are looking for selection in the Athletics Cook Islands team to attend the New Zealand secondary schools champs in New Zealand in December are welcome to participate.

All events will be run in age groups, with the masters groups being in five year bands M40 (40-44), M45 (45-49),M50 (50-54) and so on for men and W40 (40-44), W50 (50-54) and so on for women.

There is also the small group of six masters age athletes from Auckland that will be participating in the events.

A number of these have won New Zealand masters titles and the women are in the following age groups W45, W55 and W60 and the men are M50, M60 and M65.

They have indicated that they will compete in the sprints, jumps and throws.