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Mangano Announces 13th Annual Derrick Adkins Holiday Classic Track And Field Meet

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that Nassau County and the Long Island Marathon is once again joining with the Lakeview Youth Federation and the Malverne School District to sponsor one of Long Island’s most important high school track meets – the 13th Annual Derrick Adkins Holiday Classic Track and Field Meet at Mitchel Athletic Complex. The Classic will take place this Monday, April 9th at 10:00 a.m.

“This is a very special event as it encourages and supports physical fitness along with friendly competition among our Nassau County student athletes,” said County Executive Mangano. “It is my hope that we will see another Olympian – and gold medal winner – emerge from Nassau County.”

The Derrick Adkins Holiday Classic is named in honor of Derrick Adkins, a Lakeview resident and Malverne High School graduate who brought pride to his country and Nassau County while distinguishing himself as a gold medal winner in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mitchel Athletic Complex, a 49-acre complex centrally located in the “Hub” area just west of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and opposite the Long Island Children’s and Aviation museums, hosts a variety of local high school and collegiate athletic events, as well as local sports leagues. The facility includes a track and field stadium, with nine lanes, and an oval containing a synthetic field suitable for football, soccer and lacrosse. In addition, there are four fields available for softball and two for baseball; these fields can also be used for soccer, football or lacrosse. Mitchel Athletic Complex is open daily from 9:00 a.m. through sunset; all fields require a permit for use (fee required). The public may use the track during times when no events are scheduled. For additional information about facility availability, please call: (516) 572-0400.