IESA Headlines

2022 IESA Class 1A/2A State Track and Field Meet Preview

For the 21st year, the EastSide Centre in East Peoria will host the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) Class 1A/2A State Final Track and Field Meet. Almost 2,000 athletes will participate in the two-day meet this Friday and Saturday (May 13-14). East Peoria Robeing serves as the host school.

The IESA state series in boys track and field began in 1932 and the girls state series began in 1972. This will be the 89th year IESA has conducted a state track meet for boys and the 48th year for the girls state meet. This is the first year of the four class system. A total of 564 member schools entered the 2022 state series. There are 284 schools in Class 1A/2A and nearly 230 of those schools will be represented at this year's state meet. The sectional qualifying meets were held last Saturday, May 7. The following link will list all qualifiers:

https://www.iesa.org/activities/tr/qualifiers_State_1A/2A.asp?Year=2022

There are 14 events in each of the four classes in each class (7th grade girls; 7th grade boys; 8th grade girls; 8th grade boys). There will be a grand total of 56 events in each class. Field event competition begins Friday at 11:00 a.m. In the field events, the preliminaries and finals are conducted on the same day that the respective event is held. Some field events are held on Friday and some are held on Saturday. The running events get under way Friday at 1:15 p.m. with the preliminaries of the hurdle event followed by the 100 M dash preliminaries, then the 400 m dash, the 1600-meter run and the finals of the hurdles and 100 m dash. Only the hurdle event and the 100-meter dash are held with preliminary heats. The individual winner of each heat will advance to the finals and the next fastest times (based on the number of heats to get to 8 total participants) will advance to the finals. For all other running events, timed finals are the format. The best times from all the heats or sections in a respective running event determine final places in that event.

Competition on Saturday begins at 9:00 a.m. Running events will then resume with the 4 x 200 relay and run continuously throughout the day. After the conclusion of the 4 x 200 relay, then the 4 x 100 relay will be held, followed by the 200 meter dash; the 800 meter run and then the 4 x 400 meter relay. A short lunch break is scheduled after the 200 meter dash. Field events that are not held on Friday will also get started at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and will also continue throughout the day. The event is expected to conclude around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. The complete time schedule for the weekend is available at the following link:

https://www.iesa.org/activities/tr/IESA-TR_Schedule.pdf

Results will be updated continuously throughout the weekend and all final results should be available by 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening, weather permitting, on the IESA home page www.iesa.org. Final results for all events that are concluded on Friday will be available Friday evening.

Single-session tickets will be on sale at the stadium each day. Tickets are priced at $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students K-8 and seniors. Gates open to the general public at 9:30 a.m. Friday and at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Fans are given a wristband to wear that allows patrons to exit and re-enter. The wristband must be worn at all times.

Gates for the competitors and teams will open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday and 7:00 a.m. on Saturday. The Parade of Athletes will take place on Friday at 10:15 a.m. and at 8:20 a.m. on Saturday. The parade is a chance for the competitors to walk the track with their team amidst applause, music, and cheers from coaches, parents, family, and fans. At the conclusion of the Parade of Champions, the Athlete Oath will be read by four athletes who will be competing in this year's meet.

On Friday, Wyatt Brown from Roanoke-Benson and Addi Lucht from Cissna Park will read the Athlete Oath.

On Saturday, Maddie Simms from Gardner and Caroline Spangler from Bushnell-Prairie City will read the Athlete Oath.

All athletes who place 1-8 in their respective event will be recognized on the infield after the conclusion of their event. The time schedule has periods built into it for presentation of the medals to the individuals and relay team members.

Fans are encouraged to visit the FanZone icon on the IESA home page for information that spectators should know regarding the meet.

Should weather impact the meet, any rescheduling that might be needed will be posted on the IESA website.

For more information, please contact IESA Associate Executive Director and Track and Field Administrator Nicole Schaefbauer, nicole@iesa.org.

IESA PARTNERS & SPONSORS
Dick's Sporting Goods Event Pro Photography Cubby Hole
A&M Products Run With The Law Slammer Systems Rawlings Human Kinetics Coach Education Center
Royal Publishing
Mikasa Sports
Illinois High School Association IHSA's March Madness Experience Illinois Athletic Directors Association National Federation of State High School Associations NFHS Learning Center
Illinois Elementary School Association
1015 Maple Hill Road, Bloomington, IL 61705
PH: 309-829-0114
FAX: 309-829-0625
Contents © 1999-2022 Illinois Elementary School Association

If you encounter an error message, please contact our webmaster.
Tell us your school, and be as specific as you can about the problem.
Most helpful would any error information listed as part of the error page.