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Braeside Elementry School third-grader Luca Fortunato, 9, jumps over a hurdle at the Youth Track and Field meet Friday, June 1, at Wolter’s Field in Highland Park. Brittany Kapa/22nd Century Media
Highland Park shot put coach Matt Downey corrects Kenji Geshelin’s form during a practice day for the 2018 Track and Field Meet May 30 in Highland Park. Photos by Brittany Kapa/22nd Century Media
Highland Park track and field coach Steve Buti (left) talks to children about how relay races work during a practice day.
Brittany Kapa, Sports Editor
11:39 am CDT June 5, 2018
In a youth sports market that is flooded with feeder programs for football, lacrosse, soccer and baseball, it’s often hard to find one that steers young athletes into track and field events. Track and field is not the first sport that parents think about enrolling their children in, but HP Running has been working to change that since 2004.