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  • New Balance Splits With NSAF, Will Start Own HS National Meets

    Interesting development today, as New Balance has parted ways with the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation and will conduct it's own high school national championship meets beginning in 2021.

    https://www.milesplit.com/articles/2...hool-nationals

    We'll see how it goes, as Nike tried the same thing in 2010, Nike Track Nationals lasting all of two years. Still, losing it's title sponsor undoubtedly a financial body blow for NSAF, already reeling from the covid19-related loss of indoor nationals this year(though outdoor nationals are hanging on a hope and a prayer for a delayed July meet)
    There are no strings on me

  • #2
    Within the last hour all New Balance branding has been stripped from NSAF website. 2020 outdoor meet now called "The Outdoor Nationals".

    https://www.nationalscholastic.org/
    There are no strings on me

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    • #3
      NSAF is working on it's response to the NB press release, from my sources.

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      • #4
        from an NSAF release this afternoon:

        <<NSAF looks forward to new chapter
        after departure of New Balance

        May 7, 2020 – The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation is looking forward to the next chapter in its 30-year history of presenting high school national championship competition after the NSAF and New Balance chose not to renew their expiring meet contracts. These contracts, originally created in 2010, concluded this year.

        The NSAF first launched, hosted and produced its own national championship meets for the country’s best high school track & field athletes in 1991, when athletes like Olympian Amy Acuff gathered to compete in Van Nuys, Calif. It has continued to do so every year since, with title sponsors over the years such as Foot Locker, American Airlines, adidas, Nike and – since 2010 – New Balance.

        “These are very challenging times for a lot of companies and organizations,” said NSAF Executive Director Jim Spier. “We appreciate the 10-year relationship we had with New Balance. We are thankful for what they have brought to our events. But after each such transition we’ve taken our meets to new heights and we fully intend to keep growing and serving high school track and field athletes.”

        As the nation and world continue to deal with and heal from the effects of the coronavirus, the NSAF continues to look for ways to provide opportunities for high school athletes as we have for the past 30 years.

        “We will continue to hold true to our mission of opening doors to the world for our youth, through track & field, and providing them with opportunities to succeed,” said NSAF COO Joy Kamani. “All of the events we own and host help fulfill this mission.”

        The NSAF will be announcing soon a new title sponsor for its indoor and outdoor events.

        Meanwhile, the NSAF remains committed to providing track and field opportunities for student-athletes and on Friday will be announcing with AthleticNET an exciting new virtual national competition. Stay tuned!>>

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        • #5
          NSAF is sponsoring virtual meets leading up to a mid-June finale.

          https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/404696/info

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          • #6
            NSAF meet sets new site/date

            https://www.nationalscholastic.org/o...s/article/2525

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            • #7
              Sioux Falls, SD??

              Yikes...
              There are no strings on me

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              • #8
                Originally posted by guru View Post
                Sioux Falls, SD??

                Yikes...
                It's a beautiful facility, hosts a massive relay meet every year.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by gh View Post
                  NSAF meet sets new site/date
                  If this actually goes off, it'll be absolutely fascinating. There will be some stunning results (like the recent 3:59 Mile and 8:44 3200), but I can't believe the depth will be there at that time of year / socially-distanced training.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by gm View Post

                    It's a beautiful facility, hosts a massive relay meet every year.
                    That may be, but it's not exactly a daytrip from the east coast(much less the southeast).

                    Might be time for them to acknowledge the inevitable.
                    There are no strings on me

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                    • #11
                      They had a huge C19 outbreak last month....

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                      • #12
                        e-mail from a fan (not fact-checked):

                        Population virtually the same as San Francisco's, case count almost double SF and 40% more deaths

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by gh View Post
                          e-mail from a fan (not fact-checked):

                          Population virtually the same as San Francisco's, case count almost double SF and 40% more deaths
                          Just checked South Dakota - 5247 positives, 64 deaths, 864,659 Jan. 2019 population.
                          San Francisco - 2644 positives, 43 deaths, 881,549 Jan. 2019 population

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                          • #14
                            How many meatpacking plants y'all got in San Francisco?

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                            • #15
                              That's not the point....still a hotspot...

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