New site for high school state track meet

The California Interscholastic Federation has just announced that Veterans Memorial Stadium, on the campus of Buchanan High School in Clovis, will host the CIF state track and field championships for the next three years.

The venue has a Mondo Super X track which was installed in 2007. In an e-mail, the CIF also stated that the scoreboard will display real-time timing of running events as well as event results. It stated that Veterans Memorial Stadium has more than 8,500 permanent stadium seats and additional seating will be added to bring the capacity to more than 12,000.

Next year will mark the first time since 1984 that the CIF state championships will not be held at either Cerritos College in Norwalk or Hughes Stadium in Sacramento. It will also mark the first time since 1973 that the state meet will be held at a high school venue.

Woodward Park in nearby Fresno has hosted the CIF state cross country championships since its inception in 1987.

The 2009 CIF state track and field championships are scheduled to take place on June 5-6.


  • Jerry Payne

    Super news…..Fresno is a great plav\ce to host the championships. Besides their baseball team at fresno state is 2008 NCAA National champions….

  • Mike W.

    Yes, Fresno State won the College Baseball World Series but that has NOTHING to do with hosting a State High School Track & Field Meet.

    My guess is that the CIF voted to move the T&F Championships to a more geographically equal-distance location to save on travel expenses and fuel costs to parents and coaching staffs. – – – Doesn’t really matter now that regular is at $1.85 per gallon.

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