Awards at the State Meet
Trophies: Each first place relay team. Champion and runner-up teams.
Plaques: Third and fourth place teams.
Medals: Individuals: Top 8 places each event.
Team: To Champion and runner-up team.
Gold Medal Award: Initiated in 1986, this medal is awarded to an
athlete with the best time or greatest distance in each event,
regardless of class. In the track events, only the best time in the
finals shall be considered. This award will be given to all track
and field events for both boys and girls.
Qualifications For The State Track Meet
To qualify for the State Track Meet at a regular sanctioned meet
during the official track season, other than region, the athletes
must meet or exceed the qualifying standards that have been
established by the SDHSAA. To qualify from the regional meet to
state and athlete can qualify by place or by standard.
In Class "B" and
"A", First and second place finishers in all individual and relay
events qualify for the State Meet. However, in Class "AA", all
sixteen relay teams qualify to establish heats and lanes. With
respect to qualifying by standard, during the regular season,
whenever an athlete meets or exceeds the standard in either the
field events or the running events in a regular sanctioned meet
during the official track season, the athlete shall qualify for the
state meet. If the qualified athlete does not participate at the
Regional Meet, he/she still has the option to participate at the
State Meet along with the other region meet qualifiers.
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and results from past years.