2023 Boys & Girls Track and Field

State Meet Team Results
2023 Boys Class 8-1A
Place School Score
1 Gardner 41
2 Effingham Sacred Heart 35
3 Sigel St. Michael's 32.50
4 Bloomington Cornerstone 31
5 Delavan 30
  Normal Epiphany 30
7 Bloomington Corpus Christi 23
8 Piper City Tri-Point 22
9 Springfield Christ the King 20
10 Fox River Grove 17
11 Cissna Park 16
  Morton Blessed Sacrament 16
  Palatine St. Theresa 16
14 Homer Heritage 15
15 Pekin Rankin 14
16 Royal Prairieview Ogden 13
17 Peoria Pleasant Hill 11
18 Buffalo Grove St. Mary 10
  Spring Bay Riverview 10
20 Findlay Okaw Valley 9
  Joliet St. Raymond 9
22 Dallas City 8
  Leland 8
  Paw Paw 8
25 Danville Schlarman 7
  DePue 7
  Washington St. Patrick 7
28 Hampton 6
  Neoga 6
  Peoria Heights St. Thomas 6
  Peoria St. Jude 6
  Utica Waltham 6
33 Champaign Holy Cross 5
  Elwood GS 5
  Pleasant Hill 5
36 Palestine 4
38 Palmyra Northwestern 3.50
39 Jerseyville St. Francis HG 3
  Peoria St. Vincent de Paul 3
  Springfield Christian 3
42 Carrollton GS 2
  Jacksonville Our Saviour 2
  Milford 2
45 Cambridge JHS 1
  Chicago St. Edward 1
  Ladd 1

Class History

The first IESA state track meet for boys was held in Wenona in 1932 with 28 schools attending. A 24" trophy for the winning team was donated by the merchants of Wenona.

From 1932 to 1984 there were two classes of boys' track, Class A (Heavyweights) and Class B (Lightweights). Class B was based on age, weight, and height from 1932 to 1968. In 1969, the weight factor was dropped and competition was based on age and height factors. Class B was discontinued in 1985, changed to grade level play (7 and 8) and school size, our present classes.

The girls' track program, initiated in 1972 at the regional level, moved to state finals in 1974 in two divisions: Class A for grades five through eight and Class B for grades five and six only. These two classes were continued through the 1979 season. From 1980 through 1984, the Girls classes were changed to correspond with those of the boys based on age and height factors. Class B girls were measured during those years for height the same as the boys. Beginning in 1985, those classes were dropped and reorganized into four classes by school size and grade level (7A, 7AA, 8A and 8AA). It was split again in 2021 into the current classes of 7-1A, 7-2A, 7-3A, 7-4A, 8-1A, 8-2A, 8-3A, and 8-4A.

Boys' and girls' wheelchair divisions in 1A/2A and 3A/4A were added in 2024.

How Class Split is Determined

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