Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic Begins Friday

NEW ORLEANS (March 21, 2019) – The Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic will welcome the largest field in its 25-year history as it returns to Tad Gormley Stadium this Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23. The meet has nearly 2,500 entries from 139 boys’ and girls’ teams for the two-day event. Since 1993, this event has been the largest high school track and field invitational in Louisiana. Student-athletes from Alabama, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee will be competing.

Heat Sheets – Boys

Heat Sheets – Girls

Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field

Admission is $7 per day while children 12 and under may enter free of charge.

This year’s meet features more than 25 high school state champions, including four different state champs competing in the boys’ pole vault and in the girls’ 400-meter dash. McGill-Toolen’s Hannah Daffin, a multiple time state champ in Alabama, returns after winning the discus and taking third in the shot put last year to win the Most Outstanding Girls’ Field Performer. Mary Nusloch, a senior from Sacred Heart who won three Louisiana state titles last spring, will compete in both the 1,600 and the 3,200-meter runs. Johnny Mitchell, a Louisiana state champ in the discus and shot put from North DeSoto, will compete in the javelin, as well as the discus and shot. Whitehaven High School in Memphis will be paced by a pair of elite sprinters: Kirstin Jones, the Tennessee state champion in the 100 and the 200, will run in the 100, 200 and 400 as well as the 4×400-meter relay, while Emmanuel Bynum, the Tennessee indoor champ in the 200 and 400, will aim for boys’ titles in the 100, 200 and 400.

McGill-Toolen Catholic High School and Edna Karr High School were the girls’ and boys’ winners, respectively, at the 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic, which wrapped up on a sunny, but windy, Saturday at Tad Gormley Stadium. The McGill-Toolen girls had a dominant performance, finishing with 100 points to earn their first championship in the event since 2003. Whitehaven High School of Memphis, Tenn., earned second place with 58 points, while Edna Karr (48 points) was third in the girls’ division. Edna Karr captured the boys’ championship in a tightly-contested event that came down to the 4×400 relay, the final event of the day. The Cougars finished with 55 points to edge St. Augustine, which had 45 points and John Curtis (42.5 points). It was Edna Karr’s first championship in the meet.


Schedule of Events:

Friday, March 22nd
4:00 PM
Girls Discus*, High Jump & Pole Vault, Boys Shot Put, Long Jump & Javelin*

6:00 PM
Girls Triple Jump

4:00 PM
4 x 800 Meter Relay (Final Against Time)
Girls 100 Meter Hurdles Prelims
Boys 110 Meter Hurdles Prelims
100 Meter Dash Prelims
400 Meter Dash Prelims
800 Meter Run (All But Final Heat)
200 Meter Dash Prelims
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims

Saturday, March 23rd
10:00 AM
Boys Discus* & Pole Vault, High Jump, Girls Long Jump, Javelin*, Shot Put, 1600 Meter Run (All But Final Heat)

11:30 AM
3200 Meter Run (All But Final Heat)

12:00 PM
Boys Triple Jump

1:00 PM
4 x 200 Relay (Final Against Time)
1600 Meter Run (Fast Heat)
100 / 110 Hurdles Final (2 Heats)
100 Meter Dash Final (2 Heats)
800 Meter Run (Fast Heat)
4 x 100 Meter Relay (Final Against Time)
400 Meter Dash Final (2 Heats)
300 Meter Hurdles (2 Heats)
200 Meter Dash Final (2 Heats)
Girls 3200 Meter Run (Fast Heat)
Girls 4 x 400 Meter Relay (Final Against Time)
Boys 3200 Meter Run (Fast Heat)
Boys 4 x 400 Meter Relay (Final Against Time) 

* Please note that the javelin and discus will take place on the practice track across the street from the stadium. All other field events will take place inside of the stadium.


State Champions (Girls):
Alia Armstrong (Jr., St. Katherine Drexel): Class 2A outdoor champ in 100m Hurdles; D2 indoor champ in 60m Hurdles
Aaliyah Brown-Muhammed (So., Baker): Alabama Class 7A indoor champ in 60m Hurdles
Hannah Daffin (Jr., McGill-Toolen): Alabama Class 7A indoor and outdoor champ in shot put
Johanna Duplantis (So., Lafayette): Class 5A outdoor champ and D1 indoor champ in pole vault
Cameron Goodman (Jr., John Curtis): Division 1 indoor champ in triple jump
Laila Jackson (Fr., John Curtis): Division 1 indoor champ in 800
Kirstin Jones (Sr., Whitehaven): Tennessee outdoor Division 1 champ in 100m and indoor & outdoor champ 200m
Alexis Morris (Jr., West Harrison): Mississippi Class 5A outdoor champ in discus
Mary Nusloch (Jr., Sacred Heart): Class 3A outdoor champ in 800, 1,600 and 3,200
Mona Octave (Sr., McDonogh 35): Class 4A outdoor champ in 100m Hurdles; D1 indoor champ in 60m Hurdles
Katie Strozier (Jr., Pelham): Alabama Class 6A indoor and outdoor champ in 800; indoor champ in 1,600
Allanah Turner (Sr., West Harrison): Mississippi Class 5A outdoor champ in 400 and high jump
Lynell Washington (Sr., Landry-Walker): Class 5A outdoor champ in 100m
Kelsey White (Jr., Baker): Alabama Class 7A indoor champ in triple jump
Angel Williams (Sr., Ben Franklin): Class 4A outdoor champ in long jump
Jada Williams (Fr. Ruston): Division 1 indoor champ in 400

State Champions (Boys):
Kameron Aime (Jr., Maurepas): Division B outdoor champ in pole vault
Jacob Bridges (Jr., D’Arbonne Woods): Class 2A outdoor champ in javelin
Emmanuel Bynum (Sr., Whitehaven): Tennessee indoor champ in 200 and 400
Timothy Cola (Sr., St. Augustine): Division 1 indoor champ in 60m hurdles
David Dolan (Sr., McGill-Toolen): Alabama Class 7A indoor champ in pole vault
C.J. Hill (Sr., St. Thomas More): Division 1 indoor champ in long jump
Samuel Kellum (Sr., St. Martin’s Episcopal): Division 2 indoor champ in 3,200 (will run 1,600)
Johnny Mitchell (Jr., North DeSoto): Class 4A outdoor champ in discus and shot put
Clayton Simms (So., Live Oak): Division 1 indoor champ in pole vault
Miles Walden (Jr., Spanish Fort): Alabama Class 6A indoor champ in pole vault
Corey Wren (Jr., John Curtis): Division I indoor champ in 60 (will run 100)


The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 93 Hall of Fame players, 50 Hall of Fame coaches and 18 Heisman Trophy winners in its 85-year history. The 86th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, featuring top teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, will be played on January 1, 2020. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.6 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, scholarships and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors nearly 100,000 student-athletes each year and has injected over $2.5 billion into the local economy over the last decade.

-AllstateSugarBowl.org-