New Balance Nationals targeting possible rescheduled meet in mid-July

The New Balance Nationals have tentatively rescheduled the postponed 2020 meet for mid-July, meet officials announced Sunday.

The meet, originally scheduled for June 18-21, is now scheduled for July 16-19. The meet is held annually at Belk Stadium at North Carolina AT&T in Greensboro, N.C.

Meet officials acknowledged it may be impossible to hold the meet on the new dates but said they are “cautiously optimistic.”

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved the 2020 New Balance Nationals Outdoor to the new dates of Thursday-Sunday, July 16-19,” meet officials said on the meet web site.” These are tentative dates and depend totally on the guidance of national, state and local governments.  We will continue to post updates as further definitive information is available (hopefully next 2-4 weeks).  We continue to be cautiously optimistic we can host the meet on the new scheduled dates and wish everyone good health and safety in the meantime.”

The outdoor high school nationals go back to 1993, when the meet was first held in Raleigh, N.C. It moved  to Greensboro in 2006.

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