Welcome to the 2018 Dunamis Super Meet Atlanta 2018, taking place this Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 8-11, 2018 at the LakePoint Champions Center in Emerson, Ga., Here are some key links for this weekend's meet:
For more information on the meet schedule and more, go to DunamisSuperMeet.com.
Dunamis Super Meet will be a convergeance of outstanding competition, Georgia Olympic legends!
The Dunamis Super Meet – taking place this weekend, February 8-11, 2018 at the LakePoint Champions Center in Emerson, Ga. – 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 meet 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. The event has been endorsed by the Atlanta Track Club, USATF Georgia and the Atlanta Sports Council. The group hopes 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 available HERE. 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 be exciting at all levels, 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 4x400 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.
Media credential requests should be emailed to NSAF Media Steward, Fred Steier at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, February 5, 2018 (5 p.m. Eastern Time) to receive consideration. More media details are available here: http://www.dunamissupermeet.com/atlanta2018-comp-details-2-3-2/
Dunamis Sports Group
Tracy Bader, Executive Director
Jim Spier, Executive Director
Steve Underwood, Director of Media and Public Relations
Michal Grade, Senior VP Sports Operations
About Dunamis Sports Group:
Dunamis Sports Group is a premier Texas-based track and field event management company featuring principals: Steve McBride, former head track and field coach for the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; John F. Ross, managing member of Diamond Track, LLC, a prefabricated running track company and Edwin W. Litolff, Jr., a hospitality and tourism industry consultant.
About the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation
The NSAF (http://www.nationalscholastic.org/) is a non-profit organization focused on high school-age student-athletes in the sports of track & field and cross country, with the mission to inspire them and to prepare them for future success, on and off the track. Each year, the NSAF hosts over 11,000 high school age boys and girls at its two national indoor and outdoor track and field championships (the New Balance Nationals Indoor and Outdoor) and its Great American Cross Country Classic, as well as several national and international development programs. The organization supports athletes through a mentorship program, a clinic series, and distributes more than $200,000 in grants every year. Follow us on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.
About LakePoint Sports
Welcoming more than 2.5 million visitors since its opening in 2014, LakePoint Sporting Community is on track to be one of the world’s largest and most unique destinations for travel sports. Located just north of downtown Atlanta, LakePoint currently features; eight Major League-sized baseball fields, three multi-use fields, a ten court sand volleyball complex, and the 175,000 square foot Champions Center indoor sports facility. LakePoint is also home to three hotels, five restaurants, and a family entertainment center, LakePoint Station. Visit us at lakepointsports.com and follow us on social media @lakepointsports.