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The Kevin Dare HS Invitational @ Penn State University

Penn State University is proud to host the annual Kevin Dare High School Invitational,
which has become one of the top high school competitions of the indoor season.

JANUARY 6, 2018

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The Kevin Dare High School Invitational will be conducted at the Multi-Sport Facility - Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track, on January 7, 2016. The meet has been named in memory of Kevin Dare, a Penn State pole vaulter who was killed in a pole vaulting accident at the 2002 Big Ten Championships. Kevin was also a high school standout, winning two Pennsylvania state titles while competing at State College High School. For more information on Kevin Dare and the Kevin Dare Foundation, log on to

This is an invitational high school meet and is sanctioned by the PIAA in cooperation with the National Federation of High Schools. All NFHS rules apply for this meet.

Due to sanctioning restrictions, ONLY schools from the following states may compete:
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia

Also Note - According to NCAA Rule, this meet must appear on your schedule for your athletes to compete.

To provide a high-quality scholastic meet, acceptance will be limited to the first 30 girls' teams that register and the first 30 boys' teams to respond with their entry PAID IN FULL.


  • We will be accepting up to 10-12 individual entries per event, including relays. If you have an athlete(s) that you would like to be considered for one of these slots, please email for an entry form. 
  • All Individual request must be affiliated with their High School. Club/Unattached affiliations will not be accepted.
  • Individual entry request forms will close on December 8th. No individual entries will be accepted after these dates. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Submitting a request form does not guarantee entry into the meet. Entries will be subject to verification on MileSplit. Accepted entries will be announced on December 20th on”

In memory of Penn State pole vaulter Kevin Dare, the Penn State Track and Field staff introduced a new way of honoring Kevin in 2012. The "Kevin Dare Heart of the Lion" Award is presented to promote courage, sportsmanship, and leadership in track and field. Each accepted team will be asked to nominate an athlete from their boys' and girls' program. A link to nominate will be sent to all ACCEPTED teams.

Please direct all KD Invitational questions to Director of Operations Laura Loht at or (814) 863-2120.


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