Exciting "Fastest Kid in Bowling Green" Event to be Held Saturday

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — As a part of the inaugural Super Hilltopper Weekend event at WKU Saturday and Sunday, WKU has partnered with Bowling Green Independent and Warren County Schools for the "Fastest Kid in Bowling Green" competition that promotes physical fitness and secondary education.
 
Over the past few weeks, physical education classes in the school districts held "preliminary heats" in the 100-meter dash in certain age groups. The winners in grade levels 1-3 and 4-6 will race Saturday at the collegiate Hilltopper Relays at the Charles M. Ruter Track and Field Complex on the WKU campus after the college 100-meter dash to determine the "Fastest Kid in Bowling Green."
 
“In our efforts to encourage all of the students in the Bowling Green Independent Schools to be physically and mentally fit, we look for every opportunity to promote physical fitness activities," Bowling Green Independent Schools Superintendent Joe Tinius said. "The 'Fastest Kid in Bowling Green' is a fantastic opportunity for all of our elementary and junior high school students to participate at the school level and possibly at the WKU track and field facility in an event which encourages them to run and be physically fit. The BGISD is excited about this partnership with WKU to encourage students to be active and enjoy a fun event."
 
“I am much in favor of joining with WKU for the 'Fastest Kid in Bowling Green'," Warren County Schools Superintendent Tim Murley said. "This will be an event that will get more students outside and active. My hopes are that all students in the eligible grades compete in their P.E. classes for the chance to represent their school at WKU on the day of the planned event."
 
The Hilltopper Relays run from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, and the "Fastest Kid in Bowling Green" races will take place at approximately 3:00 PM. Admission to the Hilltopper Relays is free.
 
Each participant in the contest will receive a t-shirt courtesy of WKU Athletics, and the winners will receive a trophy to take back to school. The participants and winners will also be recognized at halftime of the spring football game, which takes place at 6:00 PM at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.
 
The first annual "Super Hilltopper Weekend" will be held at WKU April 14-15 and will feature exciting giveaways, prizes, contests and promotions all weekend long coinciding with home football, softball and track and field events on the Hill.
 
Highlighting the weekend will be the spring football game on Saturday, a softball series against conference foe FIU and the Hilltopper Relays and "Fastest Kid in Bowling Green" competition at the Charles M. Ruter Track and Field Complex. Softball also plays FIU on Sunday.

Below is a schedule of events and festivities surrounding "Super Hilltopper Weekend." For more information, contact WKU Athletic Marketing at 745-6562.

Saturday, April 14:
• WKU track and field Hilltopper Relays: 11:00 AM-6:00 PM at the Charles M. Ruter Track and Field Complex
- features "Fastest Kid in Bowling Green" contest
 
• WKU softball doubleheader vs. FIU: 1:00 and 3:00 PM at the WKU Softball Complex
- "Bring Your Dog, Enjoy A Dog" Day: bring your pet to sit with you in the stands and enjoy $1 hot dogs from the concession stand
 
• WKU football Red vs. White Spring Game: 6:00 PM at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
- Free admission for all
- First 500 students receive a free t-shirt upon entering
- One fan will have the chance to win two tickets to see Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney at LP Field in Nashville on June 23
- One WKU student will have the chance to win two sideline passes to the WKU-Kentucky game in Lexington on September 15 plus travel with the team
 
• Spring Football Topper Tailgate: 3:00-6:00 PM in South Lawn
- Free to all WKU students co-sponsored by CAB and Greek Affairs
- Head football coach Willie Taggart and Big Red will appear at 4:00
 
Sunday, April 15:
• WKU softball vs. FIU: 12:00 PM at the WKU Softball Complex