High School Sports

Wanted: Site for state track championships

Ok, I know this is a little early to be talking about an event scheduled for May. BUT, it has come to my attention that the high school track and field championships will not be held at Spring Valley High School this season.

It has also come to my attention that, at least by 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, there isn't a host site for the championships.

Maybe I'm panicking.

Maybe I've overlooked something on the high school league's sports calendar.

I doubt it.

I do know that the Coaches Classic, perhaps the second largest meet in the state, has been moved from Spring Valley to South Pointe. I'm sure the folks in Rock Hill will do a fine job with the event.

As for the state finals? Well, the last time it was held away from Spring Valley it was a disaster to cover. Yea, I said it.

Lower Richland played host to the championships in 1999. The track was new, so times were fast. But logistic's, at least from a media standpoint, made covering the event a tall order.

I'm not saying Spring Valley should host the meet every year. I just want to know who's hosting it this year?

Can anyone help with that?