460 signed up for return of Grade School Track Meet

460 signed up for return of Grade School Track Meet
Local fifth graders compete in the 100-meter dash in 2018 Grade School Track Meet. (Butte Sports file photo)

The Grade School Track Meet will be held for the first time since 2019 Wednesday at the Charlie Merrifield Track inside the Gene Fogarty Complex.

The meet begins at 1 p.m., and 460 young athletes are signed up to compete for their schools.

Click here for the meet schedule. Please note that it is a rolling schedule, except for the start of the meet. All event start times are approximate.

Click here for meet for meet records.

Some of Butte’s all-time great athletes first made a name for themselves at the Grade School Track Meet. Record holders include Josh Paffhausen, Keli Dennehy, Tommy Mellott, Kloie Thatcher, Jackie Street, Tami Matthewson, Aaron Richards and many more.

Street holds the girls’ sixth-grade 400-meter record that she set in 1979.

The meet is sponsored by the Butte Athletic Council. It was not held in 2020 or 2021 because of the COIVD-19 pandemic.

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