The semi-finals of the Colgate Women’s Games take place Saturday morning, 10 a.m., at the athletic and recreation center, the ARC Building, at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Participants in this season’s Colgate Games, the 44th, have been competing since December. It’s the largest amateur track and field series for elementary school girls to adult age women in the nation. The games also provide a platform for college recruitment of student athletes.
No experience is needed to participate. The games have produced Olympians and hundreds of national champions throughout the years.
“We’re so thankful to share in the privilege of helping children discover and develop their abilities,” said Meet Director Cheryl Toussaint. “Each athlete shares in the success of our entire series, and we hope they’ve had a positive experience and will continue to pursue their academic and athletic goals.”
Semi-finalists will participate in the championships Saturday, Feb. 10. Finalists compete for trophies and educational grants-in-aid from the Colgate-Palmolive Company at the New Balance Track and Field Center located in Upper Manhattan, West 168th Street. Registrants from Georgia to Massachusetts, including some of the nation’s top-ranked athletes, and most heavily recruited, have participated this season.