An ‘agonizing decision’: NEC cancels indoor track championships
Less than two weeks after confirming its decision to cancel its entire fall sports schedule, the Northeast Conference was forced to make what league commissioner Noreen Morris referred to as an “agonizing decision” regarding a winter event.
The NEC announced Monday that it is canceling the 2021 Indoor Track and Field Championships, originally scheduled to take place between Feb. 19-20 at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island.
“In navigating a host of logistical issues, including insufficient resocialization time upon return from winter break and an almost non-existent competitive window prior to the event, we have made the agonizing decision to cancel this year’s NEC Indoor Track and Field Championships,” said Morris.
Norris, who on Oct. 2 pulled the plug on all fall competitions, including men’s and women’s soccer, didn’t think it was plausible to keep the annual event on the schedule with NEC athletics on pause due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.