PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Intramural Sports program will celebrate 100 years on April 17 with an Anniversary Track Meet. WSU’s first intramural activity began in 1902 with male students of the four academic classes competing in a track meet as a way to rally class spirit.

The WSU Intramural Sports program is recognized as one of the largest programs in the country and the largest program in the PAC-10. More than 70 leagues, tournaments and one-day events are offered to varying levels of ability throughout the academic year and summer programs. Approximately 6,000 different participants are involved in the program each year.

“Intramural Sports provides students with skills they will use long after they leave the WSU campus,” says Kathleen Hatch, University Recreation director. “Those who participate take away more than just bragging rights or a championship t-shirt, they leave with life skills in leadership, sportsmanship, integrity and socialization.”

The 100th Anniversary Track Meet will take place at 6 p.m. at Mooberry Track. Entries for the meet will be taken at the Student Recreation Center until April 16.

Information is available at the SRC, online at http://cub.wsu.edu/im, or by contacting Joanne Greene at (509) 335-9669. For more information on the history of WSU Intramural Sports, go to http://cub.wsu.edu/im/history.shtml.