Beginning Wednesday, May 4, athletes representing 25 NJCAA institutions will travel to Alfred State College to participate in the 2011 Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The event will feature nearly 250 participants vying for both individual and team honors.
This is the sixth national championship hosted by Alfred State since 1994 (Cross Country in '94, '95, '06, softball in '06, and outdoor track & field in ‘09). ASC will host the 2012 NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships as well.
Athletic Director Kathy Feldman is looking forward to hosting this event. “Alfred State College is honored to host the NJCAA Division III Track & Field Championship. Some of the top NJCAA athletes from around the country will be competing and it will be exciting to watch them. Pioneer Stadium was built to allow our school to host events like this. These athletes have a chance to compete in one of the finest track & field complexes in the country.”
After a practice day on Wednesday, the action begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning, May 5, and will run all the way until 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, May 7. In between, 44 national championships will be won and two teams will earn the title of top programs in the country.
Admission is $5 a day for adults, $3 for senior citizens, $1 for visiting students, and anyone under 12 is free.