2023 Boys & Girls Track and Field

State Meet Team Results
2023 Girls Class 7-1A
Place School Score
1 Pekin Rankin 72
2 Springfield Christian 55
3 Bloomington Corpus Christi 50
4 Royal Prairieview Ogden 22
5 Carrollton St. John 20
6 Springfield St. Agnes 18
7 Mt. Prospect St. Raymond 16
  Newton St. Thomas 16
9 Fox River Grove 14
10 Cambridge JHS 13
  Jacksonville Our Saviour 13
12 Palatine St. Thomas 12
13 Champaign Judah Christian 11
  Evanston Academy SJA 11
  Joliet St. Raymond 11
  Lowpoint-Washburn 11
  Springfield Christ the King 11
18 Findlay Okaw Valley 10
  Hampton 10
  Pleasant Hill 10
  Washington St. Patrick 10
22 Sigel St. Michael's 9
23 Grant Park 8
  Newark Lisbon 8
26 Peoria Limestone Walters 7
27 Cornell 6
  Danville Schlarman 6
  East Peoria Robein 6
  LaSalle Dimmick 6
  Marseilles Milton Pope 6
  Peoria St. Vincent de Paul 6
  Tonica 6
34 Elgin Harvest Christian 5
  Elwood GS 5
36 Delavan 4
  Neoga 4
  Palestine 4
39 Galesburg Costa 3
  Peoria Hollis 3
41 Chicago St. Josaphat 2
  Chicago St. Matthias 2
  La Moille Allen 2
  LaSalle Trinity Catholic 2
45 Grayslake St. Gilbert 1
  Normal Epiphany 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.

How Class Split is Determined

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