The high school track and field season will get underway on Saturday, when the annual Chadron State College meet while take place in the Nelson Physical Activity Center. The field events will begin at 9 a.m. and the track events at 10:30.
Last year’s meet was the largest in several years with more than 500 athletes and 950 entries involved. The teams came from as far away as Newcastle and Upton, Wyo., to the north and Kimball and Sidney to the south and included a bulk of the Panhandle schools.
This will be the 29th year that an indoor meet has taken place in Chadron, or ever since the PAC opened on Dec. 1, 1986. Two meets, one for smaller schools and the other for larger ones, were held for about 25 years before they were combined into a single meet.
No team scores are kept under the present situation.
Chadron High School’s track roster is the largest in several years with about 50 participants and nearly equal number of boys and girls. Approximately 40 of them are freshmen and sophomores.
Just one record was set at last year’s CSC Meet. It was by Sage Hagen, a junior at Rapid City Central who went 45 feet, 3 inches in the triple jump. He also won the Class AA triple jump at the South Dakota State Meet last May with a mark of 45-11 ½.