CHAPEL HILL—Another classified state championship is being added to the number offered by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
The numbers of schools with indoor track teams has grown to the point that the sport will move from two classifications to three for championships for the coming season.
There will be a separate 3-A championship for both women’s and men’s teams this year, so there will be 4-A, 3-A and 1-A/2-A meets for indoor track.
All of the championships will be held at JDL FastTrack in Winston-Salem. The scheduled date for the championship meets was Saturday, February 8, 2014, but with three different classifications now competing championships will now be held on both Friday and Saturday of that weekend. Final details and schedules are still being worked out by the NCHSAA.
“The number of schools offering indoor track has met our requirements to add another championship classification, which is why we are making the adjustment,” said NCHSAA commissioner Davis Whitfield. “This will only enhance the championship experience for indoor track with the addition of the 3-A meets. However, we do have some work to do regarding how we will schedule these on that weekend. We certainly appreciate our great host venue, JDL FastTrack, working with us.”
The addition of the men’s and women’s championships in 3-A indoor track brings to 89 the number of team champions crowned in NCHSAA sports.