MSU to Host 85th Annual Aldo Sebben High School Track and Field Relays
The 85th Annual Aldo Sebben Missouri State High School Relays will be held at Plaster Sports Complex on Tuesday, April 24. The Relays is the oldest high school-only invitational in America and this edition will feature over 40 schools from around Missouri.
Since the first event in 1923, the Relays have been one of the highlights of the high school track and field calendar in southwest Missouri. The Relays have hosted the areas' top track and field athletes for years with many going on to compete both collegiately and professionally. Athlete’s such as 1996 and 2000 Olympian Jason Pyrah competed for Willard at the Relays then setting the 800-meter record his senior year. 2006 Team USA member and Missouri State All-American Tracy Partain still holds the meet record in the 300-meter hurdles that she set for Springfield Parkview. West Plains distance ace Jason Sandfort set the 3,200-meter meet record here before becoming an All-American for the University of Arkansas. The list goes on and it is evident that the Relays have been a part of the lives of many of Missouri’s finest track and field stars.
Competition will begin at 11:00 a.m. with track and jumping events taking place at the Plaster Sports Complex and throwing events taking place at MSU’s new throwing facility at the Forsythe Athletics Center. Admission is $2 for adults with free admission for students. Spectators should park in the parking deck on the corner of Holland and Grand St. and can ride the "Red Route" shuttle to Carrington Hall to arrive at the track. Complete meet information can be found online at BearsTrack.net.