This Week’s Events: NONE

On March 12, 2020, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled all remaining winter and all spring NCAA championships. The decision was based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, their ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during the academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities. Since the NCAA has canceled the spring Track & Field Championships, most colleges and universities have canceled their spring track & field programs.

On April 8, 2020, OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass provided an update on the Tentative Spring Sports Regular Season and Tournament Schedule.

He stated that the OHSAA is continuing with the Governor’s optimistic direction that schools will re-open on May 4. The OHSAA is planning on a return even if the Governor’s decision ends up changing and they will adjust accordingly.

With a current return on May 4, the OHSAA adopted the following TENTATIVE schedule for Track & Field:

Acclimation Period: May 4-8
Season Begins: May 9
District Tournament: June 9-13
Regional Tournament: June 17-20
State Tournament: June 26-27
Season Concludes: June 27

If for any reason specific sites are shut down due to governor’s orders, ALL sites will be shut down and a tournament will not be held.