Colorado state track and field championships postponed due to spring snow

In order to fit all the track and field events into the condensed schedule, CHSAA said that there will be no preliminary rounds. Every running event will be a timed final. Field events will have four throws or jumps.

A late spring snowstorm on May 18, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A late spring snowstorm on May 18, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A late spring snow has thrown the Colorado state track and field championships out of whack. On Thursday, Colorado High School Activities Association officials woke up to snow at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood and determined that they’d have to postpone the event.

The track and field championships were originally slated to go from Thursday to Saturday. CHSAA officials now say that the event will begin Saturday and conclude Sunday.

“This snow came earlier than any forecast we’d seen,” CHSAA assistant commissioner Jenn Roberts-Uhlig said, per CHSAANow.com.

In order to fit all the track and field events into the condensed schedule, CHSAA said that there will be no preliminary rounds. Every running event will be a timed final. Field events will have four throws or jumps.

Gates open at 6:30 a.m. Saturday. A winter storm warning is in effect for Denver until 3 p.m. Friday.

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Christian Clark

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