NJSIAA decides Meet of Champions will remain on Saturday

The Meet of Champions will remain on Saturday, the NJSIAA has decided.

There was conversation in Robbinsville that the meet might be delayed until Monday because of the weather postponement that forced meet officials to move three of the 12 races to Tuesday starting at 2 p.m.

A two-day delay would create a much more level playing field among athletes from the 12 races who advanced to the Meet of Champions.

Now., instead of the usual full week between the two biggest meets of the year, schools racing in girls and boys Parochial A and boys Group 2 will have to race four days after their state meet.

For a program like the Haddonfield boys, who are a contender to win the Meet of Champions, that’s a significant handicap.

The 50th Meet of Champions  is scheduled for 11 a.m. for the girls race and 11:45 a.m. for the boys race.

On Tuesday, the Parochial A girls race is scheduled for 2 p.m., Group 2 boys at 2:30 p.m. and Parochial A boys at 3 p.m.

For more details, here’s the latest from Milesplit: https://nj.milesplit.com/articles/306019/meet-of-champions-will-remain-on-saturday-november-20th?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_term=thumbnail.meetofchampssame&utm_campaign=milesplitnewjersey

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