Indoor state relays cancelled for 2021, expected to resume in 2022

The NJSIAA has cancelled the 2020 state relays so it can afford to hold a full slate of indoor sectional meets, according to a story on MileSplit.

There is nothing on the NJSIAA’s web site about this major change in the indoor track schedule, but apparently a revised copy of the minutes of an on-line meeting of the NJSIAA Track and Cross Country Committee reveals a plan to skip the state relays this year and resume them in the winter of 2022.

According to MileSplit, the NJSIAA plans to break sectionals down into more sessions than originally scheduled to comply with safety measure regarding social distancing and because of the expense of using the Bennett Center over more days there isn’t money in the budget to hold the indoor relays.

The state relays are generally held over six days at the Bubble, one day per section. Sectionals were broken down into eight sessions over six days last year.

There is no indoor schedule on the NJSIAA’s web site. The indoor track page only shows last year’s schedule.

The indoor state relays have been held every year since 1966 for boys and 1981 for girls.

The meet was held at the Jersey City Armory from 1966 through 1974, Jadwin Gym from 1975 through 2006, back at Jersey City Armory for two more years, and at the Bubble in Toms River sine 2009.

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