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State Track and Field Meet Begins Friday
courtesy of South Dakota Public Broadcasting
State Track and Field Meet Begins Friday
SDHSAA State Track Meet to take place Friday and Saturday
Courtesy - May 25, 2017

PIERRE – The 112th running of the SDHSAA State Track & Field Championship Meet will take place Friday and Saturday in the Sioux Falls metro area. Friday’s action will take place across three sites with the ‘AA’ in Brandon Valley, ‘A’ in Tea and ‘B’ in Sioux Falls. All three classes will join together for Saturday’s finals action in Sioux Falls at Howard Wood Field. This year marks the first SDHSAA State Finals Event ever hosted by the Tea Area School District.

All six defending team champions will return squads to this year’s event, including two schools who captured titles on both the Boys’ and Girls’ side in 2016: St. Thomas More (Class A) and Sioux Falls Lincoln (Class AA). The Ipswich Tiger girls will return to the state meet seeking their sixth-straight Class B Girls’ title, and the Bison Cardinals are defending their school’s first-ever State Championship in any SDHSAA-sanctioned activity on the Class B Boys’ side.

Overall, a total of 2,579 individual athletes from 145 South Dakota High School teams will be participating in this weekend’s meet. A breakdown of athletes by class is as follows:

Class B: 456 Girls, 422 Boys – 878 Total Athletes

Class A: 468 Girls, 459 Boys – 927 Total Athletes

Class AA: 376 Girls, 398 Boys – 774 Total Athletes

Full Championship Meet information, including meet entries, records, event video and up-to-the minute results can be found online via South Dakota Public Broadcasting (www.sdpb.org/track) or through the SDHSAA Website (www.sdhsaa.com).



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