Murray County Central hosts section True Team meet

Section True Team

By: Sheila Crowley

Murray County News Sports

Slayton was the site of this year’s section True Team meet this past Monday. Murray County Central was amongst the thirteen team field. The boys earned fifth place overall while the girls finished eighth. A beautiful day greeted the competitors with just a slight breeze from the southwest.

The true team series was originated in 1987 by the State Track and Field  Coaches Association, to address the need in Track and Field for a True TEAM competition. In previous years, a team with a few elite athletes could win the “Team Championship” in a large meet.  The Coaches felt the Team Championship should be won by the best TEAM.

In True Team competition, each team is allowed 2 entries in Class 1 A and 2A (3 entries in Class 3A) in individual events and 1 entry in each relay event.  Every entry is placed and scored according to their order of finish, with the idea that a team’s second or third entry becomes just as important as their first entry.

There are 3 classes in True Team Competition, with the classes based on enrollment.  Enrollments are reviewed on an annual basis, and alignments are revised each July by the True Team Committee.

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