Jackson’s Amaya Poole (right) celebrates after winning the 100-meter dash at the 4A/3A Northwest District Track and Field Championships on May 17, 2019, at Shoreline Stadium. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Jackson’s Amaya Poole (right) celebrates after winning the 100-meter dash at the 4A/3A Northwest District Track and Field Championships on May 17, 2019, at Shoreline Stadium. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

WIAA sets new deadline for spring sports championships

The organization says if school returns by May 4 it will still hold “some sort of culminating event.”

The Seattle Times

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association is still holding out hope it can have some sort of spring season.

WIAA executive director Mick Hoffman said in a video on the state organization’s website Thursday that if school returns to session by May 4 they will hold “some sort of culminating event.”

Hoffman said that an ideal world that would mean the normal spring championships that are held at the end of May, but he said that was contingent on securing venues and officials.

The WIAA had originally set an April 24 as the guideline for still having spring state championships.

If school returns after May 4, Hoffman said the WIAA is looking into holding some sort of local or regional competition to give everybody the chance to compete this spring.

“Our ultimate goal is to provide every senior that senior game,” Hoffman said.

The WIAA said it will not push the spring season into June.

In a televised address Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inlsee extended the stay-home order for Washington residents through 11:59 p.m. on May 4, saying the social distancing is proving to be an effective weapon against the coronavirus.

It’s unclear if the order will alter the WIAA’s plan in any way.

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