The 2020 and 2021 Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is ecpected to return in the spring of 2022. Annually recognized as one of the top meets in the Southeast, it annually has featured over 2,000 entries from more than 100 boys’ and girls’ teams. Since 1993, this event has been the largest high school track and field invitational in Louisiana.
“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.
Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field All-Louisiana Teams
In addition to sponsoring the Track & Field Classic, the Allstate Sugar Bowl also sponsors the Louisiana Track & Field All-Louisiana Teams as recognized by the Louisiana Track and Field Coaches Association. The teams is based on the top two performances in each event, regardless of classification, at the LHSAA State Cross Country Championship Meet.