Chloe Hamel, 9, of the Auburn Recreation Track and Field program leaves the starting line Thursday during the 100-meter dash in Poland. Hamel’s team is one of seven youth summer track and field programs that competed during the Panther Track Club event. Over 250 kids from as young as 5 through eighth grade competed in various events. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Joshua Varney, left, and David Flynn of the Panther Track Club approach the finish line of the 800-meter racewalk Thursday in Poland. The Panthers are one of seven youth summer track and field programs that competed during the Panther Track Club event. Over 250 kids from as young as 5 through eighth grade competed in various events. Varney, 10, lives in Poland. Flynn, 9, lives in Hebron. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Stephen Pierre, 14, of the Turner Hornets track club talks with Auburn Recreation Track and Field coach Anjie Jalbert on Thursday after Pierre cleared 5 feet, two inches in the high jump in Poland. Pierre’s team is one of seven youth summer track and field programs that competed during the Panther Track Club event. “I got my pr (personnel record) today but missed my goal of 5 feet, 6 inches, he said. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Roney Ali, 7, of the Lewiston Recreation Track and Field program launches the turbo javelin Thursday in Poland. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Dannika Taylor, right, and her cousin Annabel Taylor of the Rumford-based Hosmer Heat track and field program cheer Thursday for Dannika Taylor’s sister, Ryleigh Taylor, in Poland. Hosmer Heat is one of seven youth summer track and field programs that competed during the Panther Track Club event. Over 250 kids from as young as 5 through eighth grade competed in various events. Dannika Taylor, 9, lives in Rumford. Annabel Taylor, 8, lives in Mexico. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Leila Wettlaufer, 5, of the Lewiston Recreation Track and Field program celebrates with her father and coach, Kim Wettlaufer, after throwing the turbo javelin Thursday in Poland. Lewiston is one of seven youth summer track and field programs that competed during the Panther Track Club event. Over 250 kids from as young as 5 through eighth grade competed in various events. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Mia Stevens of the Lisbon Striders track and field club lines up her turbo javelin Thursday during the youth track meet in Poland. Stevens, 5, is the youngest athlete on the Lisbon team. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Young athletes from the Rumford-based Hosmer Heat track and field program play Thursday while waiting for their shot at the long jump in Poland. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Teammates from the Auburn Recreation Track and Field program react Thursday after Josh Smith clears 5 feet, 2 inches during the high jump competition in Poland. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Ellie Poulin, 8, of the Turner Hornets track club launches the turbo javelin Thursday in Poland. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Stephen Pierre, left, of the Turner Hornets track club and Joe LeBlanc of the Auburn Recreation Track and Field program compete during the 100-meter hurdles Thursday in Poland. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Mya Demers, 5, of the Auburn Recreation Track and Field program launches the turbo javelin Thursday in Poland. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Allie Manchester, 4, of the Panther Track Club prepares for her second long jump attempt Thursday in Poland. Manchester lives in Poland. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Elliette Loring-Dymond, 5, of the Panther Track Club takes a delayed start approach Thursday to the 100-meter dash in Poland. Loring-Dymond’s team is one of seven youth summer track and field programs that competed during the Panther Track Club event. Over 250 kids from as young as 5 through eighth grade competed in various events. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal


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