2023 Boys & Girls Track and Field

State Meet Team Results
2023 Girls Class 8-3A
Place School Score
1 Eureka 51
2 Athens 37
3 El Paso-Gridley 32
4 Tolono Unity 25
5 Dunlap MS 22
6 Clifton Nash 20
  Marshall JHS 20
  Rockford Kennedy 20
9 Channahon 16
  Chicago Latin School 16
  Litchfield 16
  Port Byron Riverdale 16
  Sauk Village Rickover 16
14 Braidwood Reed-Custer 14
  Genoa Kingston 14
  Mt. Prospect River Trails 14
17 Williamsville 13
18 Chicago St. Benedict 10
  Hillsboro 10
20 Rushville Schuyler Industry 9.50
21 Pekin Edison 9
22 Beardstown MS 8
  Lewistown JHS 8
  Stillman Valley Meridian 8
25 Argenta-Oreana 7.50
26 Macomb 7
  Watseka JHS 7
28 Byron 6
  Coal City 6
30 Girard North Mac 5
  Kewanee Central 5
  Lindenhurst Millburn MS 5
  Lockport Oak Prairie 5
  Mendota Northbrook 5
  Pleasant Plains 5
  Shelbyville Moulton 5
  Winnebago 5
38 Downs Tri-Valley 4
  Monticello 4
  Pana JHS 4
  Richmond Nippersink 4
42 Aledo Mercer County 3
  Deerfield Shepard 3
  Teutopolis 3
  Washington MS 3
46 Clinton 2
  Crystal Lake Prairie Grove 2
  Mt. Carroll West Carroll 2
  River Forest Roosevelt 2
  Stanford Olympia 2
  Staunton 2
  Taylor Ridge Rockridge 2
  Warrensburg-Latham 2
54 Gillespie 1
  Greenville 1
  Maroa-Forsyth 1
  Robinson Nuttall 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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