GHSA Announces Expanded Track Venues in 2017



Albany, Jefferson, and Carrollton to Share Hosting Duties

THOMASTON, GA – The Georgia High School Association today announces that the hosting duties for the 2017 GHSA Track & Field State Championships, presented by Atlanta Track Club, on May 11-13, 2017 will be shared among three sites: past hosts Jefferson and Albany and new venue Carrollton.  The use of three sites for the championships enhances the quality of the school, student-athlete, and fan experience in a number of important ways, including:

          * significantly decreasing the expected travel time and expense for the involved schools and their student-athletes and fans;

          * for the first time, allowing the Boys’ and Girls’ Championships in each respective division to be conducted together at a single venue, as is the case with regular                season meets, rather than different sites on different days;

          * for the many coaches who work with both the Boys’ and Girls’ teams at their respective schools, eliminating by half the number of days that they must miss                      school to attend the meets; and

          * improving the logistics and shortening the duration of each days’ events and allowing for better contingency planning in the case of inclement weather.

GHSA’s Assistant Executive Director Jay Russell, who himself competed in the State Track and Field Meet in Jefferson in 1977, praised the exemplary standard set in past years by Jefferson and Albany and lauded the addition of Carrollton, stating, “Jefferson and Albany have set an extraordinarily high bar as long-time hosts for the State Track and Field Championships and will no doubt continue that tradition.  The addition as a third venue of Carrollton, which already hosts the GHSA cross-country championships, will allow the best-possible experience for all involved schools, student-athletes, and fans.”

The 2017 GHSA Track & Field State Championships, presented by Atlanta Track Club,
 will be held on May 11, 12, and 13, 2017 at the following venues:


Jefferson (Memorial Stadium) Classes 1A Private, 4A & 7A (Boys and Girls)
Albany (Hugh Mills Stadium) Classes 1A Public, 2A & 3A (Boys and Girls)
Carrollton (Grisham Stadium) Classes 5A & 6A (Boys and Girls)

About the GHSA

The GHSA is a voluntary organization composed of over 450 public and private high schools. The GHSA strives to promote education in Georgia from a mental, physical, and moral viewpoint; to standardize and encourage participation in high school athletics; and to promote sportsmanship and an appreciation for and study of music, speech, and other fine arts through Region and State competitions.


Steve Figueroa, GHSA Director of Media Relations                           Jay Russell, GHSA State Track Coordinator
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