NCAA track championship canceled due to coronavirus

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The National Collegiate Athletic Association Indoor Track and Field Championships has officially been canceled Thursday due to concerns over the coronavirus.

Thousands of people from all over the country have traveled to Albuquerque this week for the championship. The Albuquerque Convention Center was expecting a sell-out crowd of as many as 3,000 athletes, coaches, and their families.

The announcement comes after the NCAA canceled its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. Almost every major American sports league from the NBA to MLB have put the brakes on its season due to concerns about the pandemic.

The NCAA released the following statement on Thursday:

“Today, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships. This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities.”

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