The N.C. High School Athletic Association indoor track and field season and championships are in jeopardy this winter because there is no venue in the state to host the event.
The University of North Carolina has been the host school in recent years but construction at Kenan Stadium has made the indoor track facility unavailable. The indoor facility is being used temporarily as a weight room.
No final decision has been made about indoor track yet, but Que Tucker, the assistant commissioner of the NCHSAA, said several options have been ruled out.
During regional meetings, the staff asked its membership if holding the indoor championships in Virginia or South Carolina was viable.
"There was very little support for that idea," Tucker said. "At a time when the schools are trying to cut costs, the membership didn't like the idea of moving a championship out of state."
The association investigated renting a track, but the closest one it found was in New Mexico.
Greensboro used to have an indoor track, but no longer does.
The association even considered having a winter track championship and running it outdoors.
"But in mid-February, that idea wasn't embraced either," Tucker said.
The NCHSAA board of directors is expected to make a final decision within the next two weeks.
"This not something that we have taken lightly," Tucker said. "But our options are limited. "