Harry Parone Stadium, on the Spring Valley campus, was long known to be an outstanding venue for football and track. The only problem was that the track was clay. This greatly limited the ability to have major meets. In the fall of 1990, the school district, with much prodding from then principal, Dr. Ben Nesbit, put down an all-weather track in Parone Stadium. John then decided that Spring Valley would host an invitational in the spring of 1991. The first meet was held as the Spring Valley Track & Field Classic. Thirteen teams attended that year, and the oldest meet record was set them. Norman Greene, from Sumter, ran 13.80 in the 110 high hurdles. The record still stands. All of the 13 schools in attendance that first year were from South Carolina. But that was the first and only time for that.
- Price Range Maximum: $ - Less than $100