Brooks PR Latest Meet To Cancel Due To Coronavirus

* In 2015, Candace Hill broke the national high school reocrd for 100 meters

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The Brooks PR Invitational, a stand alone, invitation-only meet held in Seattle, Washington every June, was canceled on Monday by race organizers, a source with information of the meet told MileSplit. Athletes were informed of the decision via email. 

The 2020 installment was originally set for June 6.

The cancellation follows in line with most other track and field events around the country as the spread of coronavirus intensifies in the United States and particularly in Washington state, where there are over 2,000 cases and over 100 deaths. Nationwide, there are nearly 4,300 cases of COVID-19.

Seattle has some of the highest concentration of cases of the coronavirus in the country.

Some of the country's most prestigious track and field meets early in the calendar have been canceled due to concerns of public health, including The Penn Relays, The Texas Relays, the FSU Relays, Florida Relays and The Mt. SAC Relays.

Considered a prized postseason meet for elite athletes -- athletes received special golden tickets if chosen -- Brooks PR only featured running events and streamlined the meet procession into a span of roughly two hours. The event saw athletes contest distances at 100m, 400m, 800m, mile, 2-mile and the 100 hurdles. 

In 2015, Georgia high schooler Candace Hill broke the national high school record for 100 meters. 

For more information on meet cancellations, visit MileSplit's latest list