The Ann Arbor Track Club organizes Mini Meets twice a year, one in June on the University of Michigan Outdoor Track and one in the winter on the Eastern Michigan University Indoor Track.
The meets give AATC adult members and the public (high school age and older) a chance to test their fitness in a casual, welcoming, supportive atmosphere. Some participants run the meet as a normal interval workout, others run for a personal best or to win an event(s).
Mini Meets are held at the same time and place as the AATC's Tuesday night adult workouts.
2018 AATC Winter Mini Meet
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June 12, 2018
The 2018 AATC Summer Mile event saw 56 runners compete in the Women's Mile, Men's Mile, and co-ed 4x400m Relay on the historic University of Michigan Ferry Field, the exact site where Jesse Owens achieved 4 World Records (100 yd, 220 yd, 220 yd low hurdles, broad jump) in 45 minutes.
For this year's Summer Mile, finishing times were adjusted based on how world record mile times vary with age and gender. For example, men 23-27 received no time adjustment because men of these ages have achieved the fastest mile times. For men older or younger than 23, times were reduced by how much slower the world record mile time for their age is compared to world record mile time for men 23-27.
Relay times were un-adjusted, and the fastest team achieved a new Mini Meet record, completing the 4x400m Relay in 3:40.28 seconds.
Congratulations to everyone that participated!
Results can be seen here: SummerMile-2018-06-results
June 13, 2017 - Summer Mile
The 2017 AATC Summer Mile was exactly that. The weather was sunny, hot, and rather humid, and many great mile events were run by the 52 participants: Open Mile, 30-44 Age Group Mile, 45-59 Age Group Mile, 60+ Mile, and 4x400m relay (almost a Mile). Lots of enthusiasm, a great atmosphere, and a surprise shower by the lawn sprinkler system lifted spirits.
Congratulations to all who participated, but special cheers go to Natalie McKenzie, who on this 20th AATC Mini Meet, smashed the Women's Mile record by running a 5:00.68!
February 6, 2018 - Winter Mini Meet
52 participants diggin' deep, and 11 volunteers workin' hard, made the AATC's first Mini Meet at EMU Bowen Field House a fun and exciting event. The meet featured two distances: 1 mile and 300 meter dash, each run in three groups: Open, 40-54 age group, and 55+ age group. Some runners over 40 really got their race entry's worth by running in 4 events: Open Mile, Age Group Mile, Open 300m, and Age Group 300m!
This was also the first Mini Meet to include a 300 meter dash, ensuring two new entries on the AATC Mini Meet Record Board.
Meet results can be viewed here.
June 14, 2016 - Summer Mini Meet
On a beautiful Tuesday night, 27 participants enjoyed competing in the AATC 2016 Summer Mini Meet. This was the first meet to include the High Jump, which was run alongside the 5 running events: 1 Mile, 100m, 400m, 5000m, and 200m. Volunteers and competitors, along with support from Ann Arbor Running Company made the meet run smoothly.
Many people tried events they normally don't do (e.g., High Jump for the meet organizer, Stani Bohac), while others put in great performances in events they are very familiar with.
Mini Meet records were set in several events:
Diane Flasch, Women's 100m, 13.90
Christina Draijer, Women's 5000m, 19:57
Alec MacDonald, Men's High Jump, 5'8"
Kari Alsager, Women's High Jump, 3'6"
Congratulations to all!
December 13, 2016 - Winter Mini Meet
92 participants entered one or more of the six events featured at the AATC 2016 Winter Mini Meet: High Jump, 1 Mile, 60m, 3200m, 400m, and Medley Relay (200m-400m-600m-800m). Volunteers from the AATC, Ann Arbor Running Company and Imagine Fitness and Yoga enabled the meet to proceed smoothly and finish on time. Participants, volunteers, and spectators enjoyed an energetic and friendly atmosphere.
The ever-popular Mile saw 51 participants, and it was great to see 20 people compete in the High Jump. Go field events! We saw records in the Women's Mile (5:14.9 by Jennifer Blindert), Women's High Jump (4'4" by Erin Cvengros), Men's High Jump (5'8" by Logan Leinbach), and the first ever 200-400-600-800 relay (5:33.8 by Devin Stevens, Dario Potter, Ross Pendergast, and Matthew Leduc).
June 9, 2015 - Summer Mini Meet
56 participants joined this edition of the AATC Summer Mini Meet to compete in one or more of the six events: Long Jump, Mile, 200m, Medley Relay (800m-400m-800m-400m), 3200m, 100m. Volunteers and participants did a fantastic job, resulting in a meet that ran smoothly with some great competition, was fun and supportive, and we were able to get every finisher's place and time. Some participants tried new events or events that they haven't competed in for many years, some ran events that are old favorites for them, and we witnessed some very impressive performances, including 5 new Mini Meet records at this 16th edition of the AATC Mini Meet:
Women's 3200m: Emma Wilson, 10:32
Men's 3200m: Alex Russeau, 9:28
Men's Mile: Ian Hancke, 4:20
Men's 100m: Andrew Schofield, 11.34
800-400-800-400 Medley Relay (first appearance at a Mini Meet): Daryl Smith, Trevor Young, Ian Hancke, Sam Junge, 6:14
December 1, 2015 - Winter Mini Meet
70 participants joined at least one of the six events offered at the AATC 2015 Winter Mini Meet: Shot Put , 1 Mile, 800m, 60m, 3200m, and Medley Relay (600m-400m-400m-200m). Volunteers, participants, coaches, supporters, Ann Arbor Running Company, Tortoise and Hare, and Carter Sherline created an enjoyable, friendly, and competative meet.
The primary goal of Mini Meets is to encourage all participants, regardless of their ability or fitness level, to participate and enjoy a track and field meet, and we applaud the efforts of each individual!
This isn't to say that talented athletes stay away, and at this meet we enjoyed seeing some impressive performances with 4 new Mini Meet records:
Women's 800m: Alice Hill, 2:24
Women's 60m: Britten Bowen, 7.82
Women's Shot Put: Sydney Toth, 422.2 points, 26' 5.5"
600-400-400-200 co-ed Medley Relay (1st appearance at a Mini Meet): Team Britten Bowen, 4:15
June 10, 2014 - Summer Mini Meet
57 participants competed in the AATC Summer Mini Meet: 1 Mile, 800m, 4x400m relay, 3200m, 100m. We had the largest number of participants and volunteers of any Summer Mini Meet and enjoyed a great evening of friendly competition, ideal weather, and tunes from the AATC sound system. Thank you to all of the volunteers that made the meet run so smoothly, and thank you everyone for creating a great event.
Additional photos by Carter Sherline of Frog Prince Studios coming soon at ... www.fotoview.net
December 9, 2014 - Winter Mini Meet
71 athletes competed in one or more events at the 2014 AATC Winter Mini Meet. The Mini Meet featured the Shot Put as the field event, as well as 5 track events: 3200m, 1 Mile, 400m, 4x200m relay, and 60m. Volunteers did a fantastic job getting every name, place, and and time/distance for each event, and athletes put forth some huge efforts that were a blast to watch.
Photos by Stewart Wood (coming soon)
June 11, 2013 - Summer Mini Meet
46 participants entered one or more of the 6 track and field events: Long Jump, 1 Mile, 400m, 800m, 100m, 3200m. This was the first Mini Meet to offer a field event - the Long Jump! Volunteers did a fabulous job, causing the meet to run smoothly and creating a genuine atmosphere enjoyed by competitors, spectators and volunteers alike. We also witnessed some of the fastest times and longest jumps ever seen in a Mini Meet.
December 10, 2013 - Winter Mini Meet
58 participants competed in one or more of the running and jumping events of the AATC Winter Mini Meet: Long Jump, 1 Mile, 60m, 400m, 4x800m relay, 200m. Volunteers, participants and supporters worked together and created a smooth running, competitive and friendy meet. The relay was the novel event of the meet and was especially enjoyable with some friendly rivalries being created.
June 12, 2012 - Summer Mini Meet
December 11, 2012 - Winter Mini Meet
61 runners competed in six events on the UM Indoor track: 1 Mile, 400m, 800m, 60m, 5000m, 200m. Some competed in one event, others in all six. This was the first Mini Meet to feature a 5000m event (25 laps!). Participants ran hard, supported one another, and enjoyed the meet. The AATC wishes to thank all of the volunteers that made this event possible and enjoyable.
June 14, 2011 - Summer Mini Meet
December 13, 2011 - Winter Mini Meet
June 15, 2010 - Summer Mini Meet
On Tuesday evening, June 15th 2010, the Ann Arbor Track Club hosted their annual summer track mini-meet. Both club members and non-members were welcome to participate. The meet attracted over 40 male and female runners from ages 13 to 67 who competed under ideal conditions on the University of Michigan track.
Six events were offered along with the option to compete in a Hepthalon (all 6 events). The Hepthalon award winners were determined by using an age graded formula which provided a "level playing field" for all athletes.
December 14, 2010 - Winter Mini Meet
The Ann Arbor Track Club held its fourth annual Winter Mini Meet on the University of Michigan Indoor Track on December 14th, 2010. Six events were offered: 1 Mile, 400m, 800m, 60m, 3200m, 200m, plus AATC Youth Fitness Challenge participants ran a 200m race.
47 particpants competed in the meet and 4 contested all six events. Awards were given to the top three women and men in each event. Congratulations to everyone that participated and thank you to all of the volunteers for making this event possible!
December 15, 2009 - Winter Mini Meet
The Ann Arbor Track Club held its third annual Winter Mini Meet on the University of Michigan Indoor Track on December 15th. Five events were contested: 1 Mile, 400m, 800m, 3200m, 200m, plus a track pentathlon, which required participants to compete in each of the five events.
A total of 45 runners ages 12 to 67 participated in the events. A total of 15 runners participated and completed all the Pentathlon events. Awards were given for the top three women and men in each event, plus the top three men and women in the age-compensated track pentathlon. Participants and spectators enjoyed hard-fought but friendly competition. Congratulations to all participants and thank you to all of the volunteers that made this event possible!
Event Coordinators: Stani Bohac and Terry Reilly