BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The 2020 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championship set for March 13-14 has been canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health threat. Bemidji State University track & field sophomore Zoe Christensen was set to throw in her first national indoor championship with the program.
The NCAA released the following statement on Thursday afternoon about the status of winter and spring NCAA Championships: “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.”
The cancelation of spring championships includes the 2020 NCAA DII Outdoor Track & Field Championships set for May 21-23 in Kingsville, Texas. Further updates about the status of the 2020 Beaver Outdoor Track & Field season will be communicated as soon as information becomes available.
Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).