Following tornado outbreak, MSHSAA reschedules track & field championships in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After violent storms left wide swaths of damage Wednesday night in Jefferson City, the Missouri State High School Activities Association has moved this weekend’s Class 3, 4, and 5 Track and Field Championships.

The track and field championships were originally scheduled for this Friday and Saturday in Jefferson City. But Mother Nature has made that impossible now. Tornadoes caused significant damage in the state capital.

Instead, the state competition will be held only on Saturday at three different locations.

Class 3 will be held at the Audrey J. Walton Track & Field facility on the University of Missouri campus. All para events will also be held at this facility.

Class 4 teams will compete at Washington High School in Washington, Missouri, and Class 5 schools will compete at Battle High School in Columbia, Missouri.

MSHSAA warns those traveling to Washington that the bridge over the Missouri River is closed right now. Drivers will have to take an alternate route.

Gates will be opened at 8 a.m., and all field events will begin at 9 a.m. Running events will begin at 10 a.m.

Admission for the day will be $8 for anyone over the age of 5.

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