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The first track and field championships were held in Missoula at Montana State University in 1904-for boys only. This sport was the flagship for what was called State Interscholastics for the next 60 plus years and those events were always in Missoula each spring. Interscholastic included track and field, golf, tennis, thespians and journalism. There was but one class until 1939 when A and B champions were named, 1954 when AA, A and B champions were crowned; finally four classes were the same as basketball in 1956. Girls' competition was added in 1969 with A and B divided. In 1972 the classes were the same as boys'. The events are now identical for both genders except for the hurdle races. Montana was one of the first states to triple jump with both genders and the same was true in the pole vault.

Regular Season

Post Season Track and Field Information

Important dates - 2015-16 Season

First Practice Day:  March 14, 2016
*First Day for Competition:
  March 25, 2016
State Meet Dates:
May 26-28, 2016 - AA and C - Missoula
State Meet Dates: May 26-28, 2016 - A and B - Bozeman

*No individual shall compete in any Association contest until he/she has a minimum of ten (10) days of track and field practice and at least one practice session per day on ten (10) different days (no practice permitted on Sunday), prior to the date of the first allowable contest.


2014-15 NFHS Track and Field Rule Changes


2014-15 NFHS Track and Field Rule Interpretations


NFHS and MHSA Track and Field Rules - Uniform, Jewelry and Disqualification Rules


Pole Vault Planting Box Padding Rule Change


NFHS Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention Statement


NFHS Suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussion in Sports


2015 NFHS Track and Field Pre-Meet Notes


A Parents Guide to Concussions in Sports - NFHS


History of the Pole Vault


Pole Vault Manufacturers Contact List


Pole Vault Successful Skill Development Course


Pole Vault Education and Certification Programs


Games Wanted / Classified Ads


Reducing Brain and Spinal Injuries


State Track and Field Meets - May 22-23, 2015


Classes AA-B - Kalispell, MT

Schedule and Facility Map for Legends Stadium

Meet Information for Coaches in Classes AA and B

Seedings after Divisionals - Classes AA and B


Classes A-C - Laurel, MT

Schedule and Facility Map for Laurel Sports Complex

Meet Information for Coaches in Classes A and C

Seedings after Divisionals - Classes A and C



bullet 2014-2015 Spring Tournament Dates and Locations for Post Season Events


2014-15 State Meet Results


Class AA Results


Class A Results


Class B Results


Class C Results




Past Champions


Past champions girls - Track & Field


Past champions boys - Track & Field

Link to past State Tournament Information

Handbook & Forms


MHSA Handbook - Track and Field


Track and Field Meet Financial Form


PV#1 - Weight Verification
PV#1 - Weight Verificaton (Word Doc)


PV#2 - Event Verification
PV#2 - Event Verification (Word Doc)


Track and field diagrams

Clinics and Links

Qualifying Standards

The 2014-15 MHSA  Track and Field Rules Clinics  are now online.  The Track and Field Rules Clinics must be viewed by all coaches (Head, Assistant and Volunteer) prior to March 20, 2015. This clinic will remain on-line for the entire season.  Click here and follow the appropriate links to view this clinic.


Montana High School Records Book

In addition to advancing from the divisional meets, Class AA, A and B Qualifying Standards are used as a means to qualify for the state meet. The current qualifying standards are shown here:

Class AA Qualifying Standards

Class A Qualifying Standards

Class B Qualifying Standards

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