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Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic
March 25 @ 12:00 am
Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic, held each spring (scheduled for March 24-25 in 2017), 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.
"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."
Clinton (Miss.) High School and East St. Louis (Ill.) High School were both first-time champions at the 2016 Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic.
The Clinton girls won the meet with 74 points, while McGill-Toolen (Mobile, Ala.) was second with 66 points. Houston (Tenn.) was third with 58 points), Zachary (La.) High School was fourth with 55 points and Mandeville (La.) High rounded out the top five with 53 points. East St. Louis posted 100 points to win the boys’ meet, while John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) took second with 83 points and Archbishop Rummel (Metairie, La.) was third with 57 points. Jesuit (New Orleans) was fourth with 33 points while Tylertown (Miss.) collected fifth place with 33 points.