The 2021 track and field season started promising with a slate of quality indoor meets in and around the country and eventually culminated in Chicago. It appeared to set the stage for the outdoor season which in turn should signal a return to a somewhat slate of normalcy.
Hopefully, it will be time to start thinking about the post-season over the next several months. Keep in mind that the training and racing landscape has been altered to a high degree. We all are still dealing with the effects of Covid-19. It may be with us for some time over the next year. This has caused the traditional post-season regional and national championship picture to be a bit blurry and out of focus.
There is one invitational that is slated to make its debut this summer and make a difference for all track and field athletes. One weekend after the conclusion of the IHSA Boys State Championship is the CYUP Last Chance Invitational to be held on Sunday, June 27 at St. Rita High School in Chicago. This meet is going to be extraordinary and one of a kind. Here are some of the following premium features:
*Middle school, high school, and open competitors are welcomed
*Competitors may compete for a team or unattached
*There will be 400m live race splits for races 800m and up
*The One-Mile race will have official 1500m and 1600m splits!
*The Two-Mile race will have official 3000m and 3200m splits