Impact of COVID19 on Upcoming Florida Track and Field Events


Note: Florida MileSplit will continue to bring updated information as it comes


Update: Friday, March 12 (4:00 PM EST)

The University of Florida released statement that all athletic events on campus will suspend till April 15th. Pepsi Florida Relays were scheduled for 4/2-4/4.

Update: Friday, March 12 (3:39 PM EST)

The 56th annual Bob Hayes Invitational is canceled due to COVID19

Update: Thursday, March 12 (6:12 PM EST)

FSU Relays has been canceled due to COVID19, according to FSU SID Bob Thomas. 

Update: Thursday, March 12 (3:04 PM EST)
After being postponed late Wednesday night, the GMAC Championship has been rescheduled for Friday March 13. Updated schedule can be found here 

Update: Thursday, March 12 (1:10 PM EST)

FHSAA released updated press release that states the FHSAA plans "on maintaining the current structure as is, but will work closely with [ state championship ] host venues, local school districts, public health officials, and Board of Directors." According to the press release, if state championship events do compete later this season, the seeding and qualification processes will remain the same. The FHSAA will continue to monitor the situation. 

Here are the meets that have already been canceled or postponed due to COVID19:

Update: Thursday, March 12

With fears and precaution arising rapidly across the United States, many athletic events across the nation are either postponed or cancelled due to COVID19, better known as the CoronavirusOn Tuesday, the FHSAA released an update statement, communicating that all member schools are to "communicate with local health departments for updates and recommendations relating to each schools local area," according to the press release. 

Read: New Balance Nationals Indoor Is Cancelled

It is unknown at this point to how COVID19 will effect the remainder of Florida's high school and middle school outdoor track and field season. 

So far, the only known postponed event this season due to COVID19 is the GMAC conference. Miami-Dade County Public Schools announced not only that the GMAC conference will be postponed, but all athlete travel in-state is being evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Other counties (Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Volusia, Seminole) around the state have cancelled trips that require air-travel. All schools are monitoring the outbreak as spring break approaches for many counties across the state. At this time it is unknown if counties will restrict in-state travel as well. 

Florida MileSplit will continue to bring updates as it relates to the Florida track and field outdoor season and COVID19. 

If you are a meet director who has been instructed to cancel your event due to COVID19 please let us know by emailing