Dec. 17, 2020 update
Welcome to the 2021 NSAF Indoor Nationals! Registration is NOW OPEN for the meet, scheduled for March 11-14, 2021, at the state-of-the-art Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y. The meet is expanding to four days for the first time, including a day devoted to Freshman and Middle School events, in addition to the usual Championship and Emerging Elite divisions.
Our hopes and plans are to host the meet as has been described above, but the date and location of the NSAF Indoor Nationals could change depending on local COVID-19 protocols. While registration is now open, the NSAF will not accept payment until there is absolute certainty that the meet will be held. That determination should be around the middle of January.
The NSAF Indoor Nationals meet information pages on this site will continue to be updated as new details become available.
We announced our exciting new partnership with Ocean Breeze this past fall: See the full press release HERE.
The Championship races are for those who have made the qualifying standards for those events. The Emerging Elite is for those who have not quite made those standards. The Emerging Elite Division is open to any high school athlete who has made the Emerging Elite standards, whether they be Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors.
The idea is that, eventually, an Emerging Elite athlete will join the elite ranks, but has not yet attained that status. We have had this division in place for several years now in the outdoor version of this meet. A prime example is that of Kyle Merber. He won the Emerging Elite mile as a junior in 2007 in 4:15.95 (The championship mile was won in 4:03.33). The next year he was New York State 1600m Champion. And in his Sophomore year at Columbia U, he ran 3:58.62 for a mile! Similarly, Megan Goethals was the Emerging Elite mile champion in 2008 in 4:59.26. In 2009, she became the Foot Locker National Champion in cross-country.