The Dunamis Super Meet will take place this weekend, February 8-11, 2018 at the LakePoint Champions Center in Emerson, Ga.. This is not only a historic return of indoor track and field to Georgia, but also set to include some of the top preps in the nation and outstanding competition at all levels.
The track and field action will be organized and produced by the NSAF and hosted by LakePoint on a 200-meter banked track owned and operated by Dunamis Sports Group. Endorsed by the Atlanta Track Club, USATF Georgia and the Atlanta Sports Council, the presenters hope to make this an annual event. The event will be the first indoor track and field meet in Georgia since the 2001 USATF Indoor Championships (held at the recently demolished Georgia Dome in Atlanta).
Along with four excellent days of youth, high school, collegiate and open/masters action, the meet will feature a special ceremony Saturday, Feb. 10 to honor Georgia’s Olympic legends. The ceremony, set for 6:30pm, will feature Olympic Gold Medalists and world-record setters Kevin Young (400m hurdles, 1992), Mel Pender (4x100m relay, 1968) and Ralph Boston (long jump, 1960) – along with several others to be announced. The youth athletes will get a chance to meet these legends on the track and they will be guests at a VIP ceremony from 7pm-9pm.
Tickets for the meet are $10 per person, per day. The daily meet schedules, registration links and event detail links for entry/eligibility info, rules and sanctions, instructions, hotel info and media credential requests can be found at the meet home page (www.dunamissupermeet.com) by clicking on the Atlanta meet link under “Events.”
Competition in the Super Meet should will be divided into levels with athletes from all over the nation, including some of the very best athletes from Georgia’s many outstanding track and field clubs and teams – and beyond. The prep entries include, for example, Brian Herron – the Flight 400 TC sprinter from Lakeside High School (Dekalb Co.) who just set a national prep record for 300 meters. He’s one of four athletes – also including Eric Edwards, Kyle Garland and Jasmine Moore – who competed for Team NSAF at the Caribbean Scholastic Invitational in Havana, Cuba last spring, and then went on to make Team USA and win medals at the Pan American Under-20 Championships. Herron was the youngest member of Team USA’s 4×400 there, winning gold and setting a world under-20 record.
Registration for all events will continue until Monday, February 5 at 3pm CT. The meet schedule includes two divisions of collegiate events (Platinum and Gold) to compete on Thu., Feb. 8 and Fri., Feb. 9; high school events beginning Friday and concluding Sat., Feb. 10; youth events starting Saturday and concluding Sun., Feb. 11; and finally, Masters/Open events held Sunday morning.