May 27, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

CIF gets approval for track and field championships and plans for other finals

CIF officials announced Monday that the Southern Section Boys and Girls Track and Field Championships have been approved by county health departments and the events will go on in June.

Locations for prelims and finals by divisions will be at the same locations.

The prelims will be held on Saturday, June 5: The Division 1 prelims will be held at Trabuco Hills. Division 2 prelims will be held at Moorpark High, Division 3 prelims at Estancia High and Division 4 prelims at Carpenteria High.

The divisional finals will be on Saturday, June 12. Division 1 will be at Trabuco Hills, Division 2 at Moorpark, Divison 3 at Estancia and Divison 4 at Carpinteria.

.”Spectators willl be allowed, per CDPH and local county health department guidelines,” CIF Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod said.

Wigoid added that all tickets for both prelims and finals will need to be purchased through the CIF’s online ticketing partner GoFan. The events will also be livestreamed with more details to come, he said.

Wigod noted that there will not be a CIF Master’s Meet this year, coming after the announcement that there will not be a state meet this year.

Wigod added that CIF officials have secured 17 of the 18 golf courses necesary to conduct the boys and girls individual and team golf championships and that information will be released later.

In addition, Wigod provided an update on boys and girls individual tennis.

“We have secured Seal Beach Tennis Center for the girls individual tournament round of 16 and quarterfinals on Wednesday June 9, and semifinals and finals on Thursday, June 10, with the boys round of 16 and quarterfinals on Wednesday, June 16 and Thursday, June 17,” he said.

“All of those dates have been approved by the Orange County Public Health Department, so they are ready to go. We are still trying to secure sites and gain approvals for our Individual sectionals for girls and boys and will continue to do so, with the hope that we will be able to obtain the necessary approvals soon. Once we do, an official announcement will be forthcoming.”

—Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone; timburt@ocsportszone.com