IESA Track and Field 2023 State Finals meet is set for East Peoria. What you need to know
The 2023 IESA Track and Field State Finals featured the 90th boys meet and 49th girls meet over two weekends in May.
IESA Track and Field IESA will continue using a four-class system for the second straight year. The state finals will consist of 56 total events, offering 14 events each for seventh- and eighth-grade boys and seventh- and eighth-grade girls.
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Here's what you need to know about the IESA Track and Field State Finals:
When are 2023 IESA Track and Field State Finals?
The IESA Class 3A/4A Track and Field State Finals are Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. The IESA Class 1A/2A Track and Field State Finals were Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13.
Field events will begin at 11 a.m. Friday with running events kicking off at 1:15 p.m. All events will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday. The event is expected to end at approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The Parade of Athletes will begin each day starting at 10:15 a.m. Friday and 8:20 a.m. Saturday.
Where are 2023 IESA Track and Field State Finals?
The state meet will be held at EastSide Centre, 1 EastSide Dr., East Peoria, Ill.
Directions for 2023 IESA Track and Field State Finals
The facility is located just off Interstate 74.
2023 IESA Track and Field State Finals tickets
Tickets for the event can be purchased at the meet, or bought online at iesa.org or through the Go Fan app. Adults and high school students are $12 each, while senior discounts and students in kindergarten through eighth grade are $6 each. Preschoolers are free.
Fans will receive a wristband that must be worn at all times. The wristband will allow for exit and re-entry. Gates will open to the general public at 9:30 a.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
How many schools participate in 2023 IESA Track and Field State Finals
According to the IESA, 584 member schools entered the 2023 state series. The first weekend will see more than 2,000 student-athletes representing 252 of the eligible 292 schools in Class 1A/2A.
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2023 IESA Track order of events
For a complete schedule of events, visit iesa.org.
2023 IESA State Track qualifiers
For a complete list of qualifiers, visit iesa.org.
IESA State Track records
Visit iesa.org for a complete look at the current state finals track and field records. State records are for the state finals only and do not include regular-season events.
2023 IESA State Track results
All results will be updated continuously throughout each weekend. All final results are expected to be available by 7:30 p.m. Saturday. To view results, visit iesa.org.
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