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SNICKERS ANNOUNCES 'SPRINT, JUMP & RUN' EVENT

 SNICKERS ANNOUNCES 'SPRINT, JUMP & RUN' EVENT
 WHAT: 1988 Olympic double Gold Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee


hosts Snickers(R) Brand "Sprint, Jump & Run"(TM) event at Northeastern University on Jan. 5. More than 150 New England area youths, ages 7 to 18, are expected to compete in the popular track and field disciplines of the 55-meter sprint, the long jump, and the 800-meter run.
 This event will give the media an opportunity to interview and photograph 1992 Olympic contender Jackie Joyner-Kersee warming up and sharing her expertise with emerging area athletes competing for a place in the National Championship in New Orleans, site of the U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials.
 Snickers Brand "Sprint, Jump and Run" program was created in cooperation with The Athletics Congress/USA (TAC) and consists of 20 regional competitions held in conjunction with major indoor and outdoor track & field meets. It is the first program of its kind to encourage ad prepare promising young track & field athletes for top-level competition.
 WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 5
 9:00 a.m. 55-meter sprint (all ages)
 9:35 a.m. Long jump (all ages)
 11:00 a.m. 800-meter run (all ages)
 Noon - 3 p.m. Announcements of winners
 Jackie Joyner-Kersee presents award
 certificates
 All events open to the public.
 WHERE: Cabot Cage Gym at Northeastern University,
 Forsyth Street off Huntington Avenue, Boston
 SPONSOR: Snickers Brand of M&M/Mars, Hackettstown, N.J.
 Official Snack Food Sponsor of the 1992 Olympic Team
 CONTACT: Elizabeth England, 212-546-2607, or Ken Teel, 212-546-2106, both of GCI Group, for M&M/Mars; or Mark Lech, meet director, 617-437-5341.
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