The schedule for this weekend’s Missouri track and field state championship meet has been altered after a tornado tore through Jefferson City on Wednesday night. Jefferson City High School’s Adkins Stadium, the host site of the state meet, sustained significant damage as a result.
The Missouri State High School Activities Association announced Thursday the Class 3, 4 and 5 state meets would be moved to separate locations and be run Saturday. It will be the first time since 1978 the state championships have been at multiple venues.
The Class 3 meet now is at the University of Missouri. The Class 4 meet will be held at Washington High and Class 5 will take place at Battle High in Columbia.
The Class 2 and 1 state meet was last weekend in Jefferson City.
The revised schedule was released Thursday afternoon. Field events will begin at 9 a.m. and running events start at 10 a.m. There will be preliminary races for the girls 100-meter hurdles and the boys 110-meter hurdles, the 100- and 200-meter dashes. All other events will be contested as finals.
All of the para athlete events, regardless of classification, will be held at Mizzou’s Walton Stadium with the Class 3 meet.