Track and field state qualifying meets are scheduled for tonight in all classes. In Class 3-A and Class 2-A, the top two place winners in each event, plus the next eight (8) performances statewide from qualifying meet place winners will advance to the state meet. In Class 1-A, the top place winner in each event, plus the next twelve (12) best performances statewide from qualifying meet place winners will advance to the state meet.
Atlantic will host a class 3-A meet with boys and girls teams from Atlantic, Carroll, Creston, Denison, Glenwood, Harlan, Red Oak and Winterset participating. In class 2-A, IKM/Manning, Kuemper Catholic, Missouri Valley, Tri-Center and Underwood will run at at Ida Grove. In class 1-A, Guthrie Center will host A-H-S-T, Audubon, CAM, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Exira/EHK, Heartland Christian, Iowa School for the Deaf, Riverside, St. Albert, Treynor and Walnut. Also in class 1-A, Corning will host Bedford, Diagonal, East Mills, Essex, Fremont-Mills, Griswold, Lenox, Mount Ayr, Nishnabotna, Sidney, South Page, Stanton and Villisca. All meets begin at 4:00 pm.
The state track and field championships will be held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines May 17th, 18th and 19th.