I believe that the Queen Track Classic has the potential to spark a movement for young women and girls everywhere; one that reminds us how important we are in EVERY field.
Richmond, VA (PRWEB)
June 07, 2017
US Olympic track and field hurdler and Richmond, Virginia native, Queen Harrison, presents the inaugural Queen Track Classic, an elite all-girls high school track and field meet at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, VA on June 10, 2017.
A first of its kind, the Queen Track Classic selects the top high school female track and field athletes, statewide, to compete in each category. Founder and Olympic Athlete, Queen Harrison, launched the competition to bridge the support, resources and insight gap for young women athletes from high school through to their college and professional careers. The day’s events are a manifestation of her passions and beliefs in the positive impact sports can have on the physical, social and mental health of individuals – specifically young women.
In addition Harrison and Asics have partnered to award five (5) high school seniors with $1000 scholarships in the #iAmTrackQueen Scholarship Contest. Applicants were required to be current Virginia state high school students; be an active member of their school track team or an AAU team for two (2) or more years; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; participate in at least one additional extracurricular activity and post a 60 second video to Instagram highlighting why they are a “Track Queen”. Through the meet and scholarship awards, Harrison aims to cultivate elite track stars, provide an opportunity for them to gain exposure and open doors that may…