The Kentucky Track & Cross Country Coaches Association (KTCCCA) is proud to announce five meets at the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center highlighted by the March 7 KTCCCA Age Group Meet which will feature USA Track & Field's top high jumpers. The feature event will be the women's high jump which will have three competitors from the Nevada Gazelles Track Club coached by NFL Hall of Famer Randall Cunningham. Randall's daughter Vashti Cunningham comes in with a personal best of 2.00m(6'6.75") off a bronze medal in the 2019 World Championships. Other Gazelles competing include Jelena Rowe 1.93 (6'3.25"), Shahaf Berini 1.82 (5'11.5") and Cunningham's younger daughter high schooler Grace Cunningham 1.65m (5'5"). Tynita Butts, a member of the USATF National Team who placed 8th at the 2019 World Championships 1.93m (6'4"), who currently lives and trains in Louisville with her husband Roderick Townsend-Roberts, is also entered along with former ACC champion Amina Smith 1.89m(6'2.25") are also entered. The Cunninghams, Butts, Rowe, Berini, and Smith have been competing in the American Track League series on ESPN this season.
The men's high jump will feature four jumpers with PR's over 7'2". Randall Cunningham Jr., is returning from injury. Cunningham was the NCAA champion competing for Southern Cal and has a PR of 7'6". Roderick Townsend-Roberts won gold medals at the Rio Paralympics in the long jump and high jump including a Paralympic world record in the high jump. (2.20m- 7'2.5"). Two other entries over 7'3' include former University of Louisville and 2018 ACC Indoor Champion Javen Reeves (7'3.75) and former North Carolina State star Kristopher Kornegay-Gober who was 6th in 2016 USA Olympic trials (PR 7'4.25"). Townsend-Roberts was 2nd and Kornegay-Gober 4th at the February 21 American Track League Meet at the University of Arkansas.
Due to COVID restrictions, tickets will be limited. Ticket information will be available at ktccca.com on Monday, March 1.
Class AA and Class AAA KTCCCA Indoor State Championships will be held on Saturday March 6. Class A, Middle School, Masters & Open KTCCCA Indoor State Championships will be held March 13, followed by another KTCCCA Age Group Meet March 14. The indoor track & field season will close out with the Kentucky USA Track & Field Masters Classic on Saturday, March 20.
The KTCCCA over the last two weeks also brought 12 teams in for the two-day Appalachian Athletic Conference Championships, hosted the Kentucky Collegiate Indoor with 20 colleges attending, as well as officiated the facility's opening meet, the University of Louisville Lenny Lyles Cardinal Invitational and the Louisville Indoor Games hosted by the Greater Louisville Sports Commission.