The Return of the Southern Track Classic!

RICHMOND, VA -- The King's Fork High School Athletic Department and the University of Richmond Track & Field Program are pleased to announce that after a one year absence The Southern Track Classic will be held this year at the Fred Hardy Track on the grounds of the University of Richmond. King's Fork High will be the meet host while the University of Richmond will serve as site host. King's Fork Principal and STC founder Dan Ward will serve as meet director and head up operations. Richmond head men's coach Steve Taylor will direct all facility issues. Taylor stated "The University of Richmond is very excited about bringing The Classic to our campus. It has historically been one of the finest scholastic track & field meets in the United States and we anticipate no less here at the University of Richmond. We know that meet management always secures great athletes and officials. It should be an outstanding show!"

From 1999 through 2003 The Southern Track Classic produced more top 100 performances than all other regular season meets in Virginia combined. Multiple high school national champions and All-Americans have competed at the meet. An indication of the strength of the competition was in a comment made by former L.C. Bird Coach, Bob Reed, "We set five school records today and didn't win a medal!"

Field events are scheduled to commence at 5:00pm, May 13th with the running events to follow at 6:40. For entry information contact Dan Ward at