FHSAA Super Regional Sites Announced: Are You In Favor Of Doubling Up?



The FHSAA has announced the regional track and field sites for 2018.  As we learned in our Ask The FHSAA series article back in October,  the addition of super regionals will require schools to host two classifications. For example, both 3A Region 1 and 4A Region 1 will be at Flagler Palm Coast while 1A Region 4 and 2A Region 4 will be at Pine Crest. 

Ed Thompson, FHSAA Director of Athletics, Track & Field Administrator, told us the reason behind these new super regionals was to ensure the most sameness across all regions in order to address concerns of the legitimacy of marks for the at-large bids (which are also new in 2018.)

"Over the years, we have not had consistency (though we tried) in the officiating coverage, time schedule, event order, or other considerations across all regions," he said. "The expansion of our officials ranks and increasing numbers of quality facilities allows us the take advantage of this opportunity to consolidate our officials and timing coverage and really put on legitimate quality event for the student-athletes. The fewer the regions, the more consistency can be expected for everyone's benefit."

With the release of the hosts schools listed below, some coaches around the state have complained that it will put a strain on both their athlete's travel and the team's budget. Vote above in our poll and let us know how you feel.

2018 FHSAA Regional Track & Field Meet Hosts


Class 4A

RegionHost
School
SiteDateMeet Info
1Flagler Palm Coaston campus4/26 
2George Jenkins (Lakeland)on campus4/26 
3Charlotteon campus4/26 
4TBDTraz Powell Stadium in Miami4/26 

Class 3A

RegionHost
School
SiteDateMeet Info
1Flagler Palm Coaston campus4/26 
2George Jenkins (Lakeland)on campus4/26 
3Charlotteon campus4/26 
4TBDTraz Powell Stadium in Miami4/26 

Class 2A

RegionHost
School
SiteDateMeet Info
1Florida High (Tallahassee)on campus4/25 
2First Academy (Orlando)on campus4/25 
3Cypress Creek (Wesley Chapel)on campus4/25 
4Pine Crest & Calvary Christian (Fort Lauderdale)Calvary Christian (Fort Lauderdale)4/25 

Class 1A


RegionHost
School
SiteDateMeet Info
1Florida High (Tallahassee)on campus4/25 
2Cypress Creek (Wesley Chapel)on campus4/25 
3First Academy (Orlando)on campus4/25 
4Pine Crest & Calvary Christian (Fort Lauderdale)Calvary Christian (Fort Lauderdale)4/25


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