2020 USATF National Youth Championship canceled due to COVID-19

INDIANA (USA): USA Track and Field has canceled 2020 USATF The National Outdoor Youth Championship, which was scheduled to be played June 23-28, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The masterpiece event to be played in Miramar, Florida, was canceled after local health authorities informed the lead agency that they could not organize the championships.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Miramar and its local health authorities informed USATF that it would not host the championships, the USATF said in an official statement.

USATF is working to seek alternate opportunities for youth participation for later in the summer if local health authorities allow, the statement further read.

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