WICHITA, Kan. — It's been years since every seat at Cessna Stadium has been full.
But with the National Junior Olympics in town this week, that place will be rocking for the next six days.
"This meet is two or three times the state track meet and it lasts six days, so this means some long days but in the end I think it will be worth it," said John Wise, assistant track coach for Wichita State.
Over 7,000 athletes from ages eight to 18 will descend into Wichita to prove they are the best against the best in the country.
"When you watch the Olympics in 2016 and 2020 and the teams that the United States are putting out, there are probably several athletes on that team that will compete right here this week. This is the national championship for youth track and field."