Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic, held each spring (March 27-28 in 2015), is recognized as one of the top high school track and field classics in the Southeast region. Since 1993, this event has been the largest high school track and field invitational in Louisiana, featuring over 100 boys and girls teams and 2,000 student-athletes from Louisiana and surrounding states. The event is held in Tad Gormley Stadium, a recently-renovated facility which has hosted numerous track and field events, including the U.S. Olympic Trials. Admission is $5 per day while children 12 and under may enter free of charge.
Official Meet Site
Full 2014 Meet Results
Girls Meet Records
Boys Meet Records
Past Meet Champions
"Since coming on board in 1996 as the sponsor, the Sugar Bowl has made it possible to transform what was once a modest local event into one of the premiere high school track & field meets in the country," said meet director Mike Corn. "The Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic has become a fixture on the schedule of many teams from throughout the South and continues to generate greater and greater interest nationwide. I think that the Sugar Bowl Committee recognized some time ago that high school sports are vital to our community and they have made a financial commitment to student athletes who take part in those sports, providing them with opportunities to compete in first class events that most probably would not have otherwise."
Conroe Oak Ridge High from Texas and Whitehaven High from Tennessee captured the boys and girls titles, respectively at the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic. The two-day event at Tad Gormley Stadium, included multiple records and a thrilling finish as Conroe took the boys title with a victory in the final event of the day, the 4x400-meter relay. This year's event featured one of the largest and most impressive fields for a high school track meet in the region with 87 schools (120 teams boys and girls) and over 2,100 total entries. Five different states were represented in the meet - Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.
Full Meet Results
Finishing just behind Conroe's 46.5 points, were Opelika (Ala.) and Houston (Tennessee), who tied for second with 45 points. St. Paul's (Covington, La.) was fourth with 44 points, while Edna Karr (New Orleans) rounded out the top five boys' teams with 34 points. On the girls side, Whitehaven earned first with 52 points, while St. Paul's Episcopal (Ala.) was just behind with 51 points. Opelika was third with 42, followed by Zachary (La.) with 38 and Hattiesburg (Miss.) with 28.
The individual award winners from the girls meet were Kristen Clark (Ruston, La.), who was the Outstanding Field Athlete after setting an event record in the javelin, while Aleia Hobbs (McMain, New Orleans, La.) was the Outstanding Track Athlete after tallying the meet record in the 100-meter dash. For the boys, Zachary Albright (St. Paul's, Covington, La.) was the Outstanding Track Athlete after recording a meet record in the 1,600-meter run and finishing fifth in the 800. Sam Kempka (Houston, Tenn.) was the Outstanding Field Athlete after winning the shot put and the discus.
Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic Records, 2014
Girls' 100-Meter Dash: Aleia Hobbs, McMain High (New Orleans), 11.58
Girls' 4x100 Relay: Opelika High (Ala.), 47.69
Girls' Javelin: Kristen Clark, Ruston High (La.), 146-01
Boys' 1,600-Meter Run: Zachary Albright, St. Paul's (Coving, La.), 4:12.65
Boys' 300-Meter Hurdles: Christian Boyd, North Desoto High (Stonewall, La.), 38.02
Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-Louisiana TeamsIn addition to sponsoring the Track & Field Classic, the Allstate Sugar Bowl also sponsors the Louisiana Cross Country All-Louisiana Teams as recognized by the Louisiana Track and Field Coaches Association. The teams is based on the top 25 performances, regardless of classification, at the LHSAA State Cross Country Championship Meet.
2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-State Teams
2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-State Teams
2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-State Teams
2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-State Teams
2010 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-State Teams
2009 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-State Teams
2008 Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country All-State Teams
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