(press release from PIAA.org)
MECHANICSBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) celebrates its 40th Girls’ and 89th Boys’track competitions with the 2013 Championship meet at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania this Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25, 2013. Shippensburg University has served as continuous host of the championships since 1976. Competition begins Friday morning at 9:00 am with track and field events being held concurrently throughout the day. Saturday’s competition is also scheduled to begin at 9:00 am. A detailed time schedule is available for all events at http://www.piaa.org.
Ticketsfor the Championships are available each day of competition at Shippensburg University at a cost of $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for students(K‐12) on Friday. Saturday ticket prices are $8.00 and $4.00 for adults and students, respectively. In addition, series tickets valid for both days of competition are available in advance on‐line from Ticketleap at http://piaa.ticketleap.com.
Television coverage of the event is available on a tape delayed basis from the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) beginning at 5:00pm on Saturday. In addition, PCN will provide live web streaming of Saturday’s events through their website. A detailed schedule of PCN’s broadcast times and the web stream is available at http://www.pcntv.com.
The Track and Field Championships is the largest PIAA event for participants, with over 2,600 student-athletes competing this year over the four classifications. Qualification of those athletes is determined by place and/or exceeding qualifying standards at each of the 12 District Championships sponsored regionally across the state this past week. Champions will be crowned in each of the 18 events contested in AA and AAA girls and boys, respectively, as well as overall team championship awards in each of the classifications.
Join us Friday and Saturday and witness future Olympic hopefuls such as past PIAA Champions Hyleas Fountain (Central Dauphin East), Lauryn Williams (Rochester), Tony Darden (Norristown), and Leroy Burrell (Pennwood).