There will be no New England spring championships in track and field or golf this year, the Council of New England Secondary Schools Principals’ Association (CNESSPA) announced Friday, citing continuing COVID-19 impacts across the region. The CIAC issued the release on its website.
The members of the New England Council voted unanimously, 6-0, not to hold the spring championships. This will be the fourth-consecutive season that there will be no New England-level tournaments, and second-consecutive year that the spring championships have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The New England Track and Field championships had been run annually for 74 years.
“At this time, there is uncertainty within our states to what will be allowed for interstate travel, multi-team events, and spectator attendance, throughout the spring season,” CNESSPA Executive Director Donald Friedman said in the statement. “There is also inconsistency among our states in the duration of the spring season to allow for the scheduled dates.”