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Cosmo track and field meet is underway at William Fleming

High school finals are set for Saturday

ROANOKE, Va. –  Some 1,800 athletes are flooding into William Fleming high school for three days of track and field competition. The Cosmo Invitational is off and running again, in its 53nd year.  Thursday the middle school events were contested, with the high school action beginning Friday. The 3,200m final was dominated by Cave Spring star Peter Smith, the younger brother of former Knights standout Tim Smith. Field events for the senior division begin 9 a.m. The parade of athletes begins at 11 a.m. The Finals for all divisions of the track events start at 11:30 a.m.

"From the coaches and the feedback I get the athletes always look forward to this event they train for this event and they want to come here and perform at their peak." Cosmo meet director Randy Lower says.

The Cosmo Club of Roanoke annually awards two $3,000 dollar scholarships to a worthy male and female participant.  The first meet was held in May of 1966.