With the recent cancellation of the New Balance National Championship event and the subsequent USATF cancellation of the U20 Championship due to COVID, SPIRE Institute and Academy (IA) announced today the SPIRE National Throws Festival, which will be focused on throwing events and offered to middle school, high school and U20 athletes as an avenue to represent the Pan American U20 Championships in July.
“At SPIRE, we are in the business of putting on great events,” says Kibwé Johnson, SPIRE’s Business Development Director and Head Throws Coach. “COVID postponed or canceled many national-level events, so there was a clear void where athletes would not be given the opportunity to compete. We wanted to provide that opportunity and to a group of athletes that don’t always get the coverage they deserve. We are proud to be hosting the first SPIRE National Throws Festival.”
The SPIRE National Throws Festival will be specific to throwing events and open to both male and female participants, with the details as follows: