Local Youth Win at Oakland Tommie Smith Youth Track Meet
Friday June 15, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (June 15, 2007) Four local youth from the Village of Louisville Track Club recently traveled to Oakland, Calif. to compete in the Tommie Smith Youth Track Meet.
Sabrina Dewalt, 14, won the gold medal in the 3,000-meter race. Shay-Wanna Page, 13, placed fourth in the long jump. Marquist Graves, 15, won the gold medal in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter races. Keandra Litsey, 15, won the silver medal in the 100-meter hurdles. More than 700 youth competed in the Oakland meet.
Dewalt, Page, Litsey and Graves are coached by Mozziz Dewalt Sr. Coach Dewalt is assisting the Department of Public Health and Wellness in developing track clubs throughout Louisville.
Louisville is only the second site in the country for the Tommie Smith Youth Athletic Initiative. The city’s second annual Tommie Smith Youth Track Meet, presented by the Humana Foundation, is scheduled for August 10 and 11 and will be held at University of Louisville’s Owsley Frazier Cardinal Stadium. Last year, more than 300 young people between the ages of 5 to 18 competed in the event.
The Tommie Smith Youth Track & Field Meet is an initiative under the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement and the Center for Health Equity at the Department of Public Health and Wellness. Visit www.louisvilleky.gov/health to register for the meet or for more information call 574-8045.
The mission of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness is to protect, preserve and promote the health, environment and well-being of the people of Louisville. To learn more about Public Health & Wellness’ programs and services go to www.louisvilleky.gov/health.