The New Mexico Activities Association has moved to postpone fall sports including cross country with the opportunity to compete possibly in the spring. The postponement comes after New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has determined that interscholastic athletics cannot take place during the Fall Semester because of COVID-19 related public health concerns, the New Mexico Activities Association has been forced to postpone its Volleyball, Cross Country, and Fall Golf seasons.
"This is an extremely sad day for students across New Mexico," said NMAA Executive Director Sally Marquez. "We were planning and hoping to begin competition this month as our member schools are eager to safely integrate sports and activities back into our students' lives. At this point, however, we cannot stage any competitive events without an update to the current public health order. Thus, the NMAA's Fall Sports Seasons have been postposed strictly based on the orders set forth by the Office of the Governor."
The New Mexico track and field season had been pushed back to an April start date with the State Track and Field Championships being held at the end of June prior to the postponement of fall sports. The NMAA has not yet determined how this will affect the scheduling of all other sports to be held in the spring.