Promoting Track & Field in the Bay Area

History of BAYTAF

Founded in 1991 by Samuel "Nate" & Carmen Johnson, BAY AREA YOUTH TRACK AND FIELD (BAYTAF), INC. was created out of a need to unify efforts in promoting the sport of youth track and field throughout the Tampa Bay Area (i.e., Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties). It was also apparent that having a major track meet was not enough; our athletes needed funds for training and travel to other competitions around the state. Through a coordinated effort of team representatives and civic organizations from around the Bay Area the BAYTAF Classic was created. Our objectives are simple: