November 4, 2021 – It is never too soon to make your championship plans! The National Scholastic Athletic Foundation (NSAF) is excited to announce the dates for both of its 2022 National Championships, setting the stage for a fantastic year of high school track & field at the highest level.
The 36th Indoor Nationals is set for March 11-13, 2022, marking our eagerly awaited debut at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y. Just over three months later, The 31st Outdoor Nationals, at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, will make a triumphant return to Eugene on June 16-19.
The Outdoor Nationals Home Page on RunnerSpace.com
“We can't wait to bring these meets to our NSAF track & field community in 2022,” said Kristi Rieger, Meet Director for both events. “We established our partnership with Ocean Breeze in the fall of 2020, and the anticipation of what we can finally do together is very high. Ocean Breeze is a fantastic facility that presents lots of new opportunities.
“Then, we couldn't be more excited to return to Hayward Field next June, during a season there that will include the historic first World Athletic Championships on U.S. soil,” Rieger continued. “All of us -- staff, officials, athletes, coaches and families -- had an incredible experience there last summer and it will be even better in 2022 as we're able to hold our entire 4-day meet.”
Ocean Breeze opened in 2015 and has become one of the premier hubs of the sport. The 135,000 square-foot, $93 million facility -- the first to be World Athletics-certified in the U.S. -- has hosted the 2019 Toyota USATF Indoor Championships, as well as many prestigious invitationals and high school state championships. You can read more details here.
The Indoor Nationals will feature a new 3-day schedule, which includes Emerging Elite, Freshman and Middle School events. Many meet information details, such as entry standards, schedule, registration and more, are already available on The Indoor Nationals Home Page. Complete details will be available in the weeks ahead.
Meanwhile, The Outdoor Nationals will return to the 4-day schedule first used in 2019, which also includes Middle School, Freshman and Emerging Elite divisions. The meet will be part of an extremely enticing menu of elite events at Hayward Field in 2022, including the NCAA and World Athletics Championships (July 15-24).
The track & field legacy at Hayward Field began in 1921 and has hosted some of the sport's greatest meets for 100 years and counting. Renovation began in 2018 and was completed in 2020, with the reimagined facility opening this past April and hosting the NCAAs, Olympic Trials and The Outdoor Nationals (first high school meet) in the space of a month. Details about the storied past and present of Hayward Field, including downloadable media assets are at hayward.uoregon.edu.
Both meets will be held in accordance with all state and local COVID-19 guidelines in place at the time of the events, which will be announced in the weeks ahead. The health and safety of athletes and all others at our events is of paramount importance.
“We couldn't put on these meets without our great partners, including RunnerSpace.com and AthleticNET,” said Rieger, “as well as our exclusive partners for each meet: The Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island and TrackTown USA and Hayward Magic in Eugene.”
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About the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation, Inc.:
The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation (NSAF) was founded in 1990. It is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of opening doors to the world for our youth, through athletics, and providing them opportunities to succeed. That includes supporting high school and junior-aged track and field athletes in the US through national high school competitions, including The Indoor and Outdoor Nationals; The Great American XC Festival and HBCU Challenge; and the American Javfest and Ironwood Throws Classic. It also includes Team NSAF international competition and team-building events in Cuba and Iceland; clinics and event-specific special projects, such as Project Javelin Gold and Project Triple Jump; vigorous grant programs, which enable high school athletes to compete around the country, at USATF Junior Nationals, and internationally; and with program development grants, which are awarded in the winter and fall each year. The NSAF provides approximately $250,000 in grants annually. For more information about the NSAF, please visit NationalScholastic.org.