Thursday, February 11, 2010

Indoor track championships are Saturday

CHAPEL HILL -- North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championships in two classifications of indoor track will be decided on Saturday.

The 24th annual indoor track event, with competition classified as 4A and then 1A/2A/3A together for the fourth consecutive year, will take place at the Eddie Smith Indoor Arena on the UNC campus.

The 1A/2A/3A meet will get underway at 9 a.m. Saturday morning with field events and running finals, and then the 4-A is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

Southeast Raleigh has been an indoor track force in both men's and women's competition in the 4A classification, winning the last three of the last four women's crowns and two of the last three men's championships. Winston-Salem Mount Tabor won the '09 women's title while Southeast Raleigh was taking the men's crown.

Burlington Cummings has captured all three of the 1A/2A/3A women’s state titles while Southwest Guilford was the 2009 champ on the men’s side, although Southwest has moved up to 4A in the new realignment period.

-- NCHSAA media release