The Colorado state track and field championships at Jeffco Stadium have been postponed due to inclement weather, the Colorado High School Activities Association announced Thursday.
The meet, which was supposed to begin Thursday and go through Saturday, is now a two-day event that will run Saturday and Sunday. There will be no preliminaries; running events will all be timed finals, while field athletes have four finals attempts.
“This snow came earlier than any forecast we’d seen,” CHSAA assistant commissioner Jenn Roberts-Uhlig told CHSAANow.com.
The National Weather Service said a mix of rain and snow, heavy at times, is expected along the Front Range on Thursday and Friday, with 2 to 4 inches of accumulation possible in the Denver area.
The decision was made Thursday morning after the track meet’s committee met at Jeffco Stadium and surveyed the conditions, finding snow covering the infield, according to a report on CHSAANow.com. Meet officials deemed the conditions unsafe for competition.
The state swimming meets are also on as scheduled this Friday and Saturday, as are the Class 5A and Class 4A boys lacrosse finals at Sports Authority Field on Friday night.
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State baseball playoff games scheduled for Friday and Saturday have been postponed due to poor field conditions in Class 2A through Class 5A.
In 5A, the tournament were moved to Sunday and Monday, with times and locations the same.
The Class 2A will be held in Pueblo on Saturday. while 3A and 4A tournaments will be played Monday and Tuesday.
The Class 1A title game between Holly and Nucla is still on to be played on Saturday at Metro State.