The outdoor track and field season hasn’t begun, but the list of State Qualifying Meet sites has been released by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Association, and the Iowa High School Athletic Association. State qualifying meets in all four of Iowa’s classes are set for Thursday, May 9. Greene County is in Class 3A, the second largest. There are 64 track & field programs in the class and the Rams rank number 57 in size.
Class 3A sites include Denison (Denison-Schleswig), Alleman (North Polk), Marion, Mount Pleasant, Norwalk, Pella, Spirit Lake, and Waverly (Waverly-Shell Rock). Denison and Alleman are closest to Jefferson at about a one hour drive, with Norwalk just over an hour. However, until the official pairings come out, it’s just speculation as to who will go where. Ram fans only have to look back to last Fall and the cross-country season when the Greene County teams were sent to Spencer, which was no where near the closest to Jefferson in terms of miles.