Over 150 Schools Postponing or Cancelling Indoor Track


As of Wednesday, December, 16th over 150 high schools in the VHSL have decided to postpone or outright cancel indoor track. The VHSL is an organization of 315 schools, of which roughly 280 compete in indoor track. That means over 50% of all teams have already altered their indoor track season. 

Though this number is high, it is likely to grow even more as school districts and counties continue to meet and address growing concerns with school sponsored athletics amidst the pandemic. 

Currently there are 38 high schools who have cancelled their entire indoor season, the largest municipality being Henrico County, just outside of Richmond. There are then an additional 110 plus schools who have already delayed the start. 

A school sponsored indoor season is looking less likely by the day considering the condensed schedule for the VHSL. Right now the current schedule has practice beginning 12/14, first competition being allowed 12/28 and regionals completed by 2/20. State championships would follow March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

That leaves us with seven weeks for the entire "regular" season. In theory if you ran 12/21-1/2 you could gain an additional two weeks. 

There luckily have been multiple options for athletes wanting to compete as part of a club or unattached. Including six invitationals to be run at the Virginia Beach Sports Center.