Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic
March 27, 2020 - March 28, 2020
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic, held each spring (March 27-28 in 2020), 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 $7 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.”
Ouachita Parish High School (Monroe, La.) was the boys’ 2019 champion with 47 points, while its neighbor, Ruston High School, took second with 37.5 points. John Curtis Christian School (River Ridge, La.) recorded 66 points to win its first girls’ championship in the event. The 2018 girls’ champ, McGill-Toolen Catholic High School (Mobile, Ala.) took second place with 48 points.