Highlights from the 2021 Wingfoot Night of Champions
Entry Standards Announced for Wingfoot Night of Champions
Atlanta -- March 4, 2022 -- The top high school runners, throwers and jumpers in Georgia will go head-to-head at Georgia Tech this spring, culminating the track and field season with the strongest, deepest, most competitive single-day meet of the year. The second annual Wingfoot Night of Champions is scheduled for May 21, under the lights at the Ramblin' Wreck track. As the season gets underway this month, meet organizers Atlanta Track Club have announced the entry standards for the 14 disciplines that will be contested.
Up to 16 athletes will be accepted into each event, with state champions from the eight GHSA classifications as well as GISA state champions automatically qualifying regardless of their time or mark. The remaining spots will be filled by athletes who achieve the automatic standard during the season and then by those who achieve the minimum standard. You can find the complete list of entry standards here. You can also see full event details here.
"The quality of track and field competition in Georgia at the high school level is second to none," said Rich Kenah, CEO of Atlanta Track Club. "To be able to showcase the state's incredible talent in one meet is an amazing opportunity for the athletes to face their toughest challenges of the season and for fans to see some very exciting competitions."
The inaugural Wingfoot Night of Champions lived up to the hype with five performances landing on the state's all-time top 10 list including the fastest ever girls' 800m run in Georgia - as wild crowds packed the stands, a DJ mixed live beats and a jumbotron captured the field events and trackside interviews from three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Gail Devers. Details of this year's meet are still being finalized, but athletes can expect guest appearances from track and field stars , a commemorative adidas bag and a one-of-a-kind trophy for the athletes who win the title of "best in the state."
Registration for the Wingfoot Night of Champions opens on April 1 on Milesplit. All athletes must register regardless of whether they have the automatic qualifier. Entry lists will be announced on May 18. Updates will be posted on Milesplit as well as on Atlanta Track Club's social media.
About Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
With more than 30,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race (peachtreeroadrace.org) - the largest 10K running event in the world, the Publix Atlanta Marathon, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler and Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club's All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit atlantatrackclub.org.