Preview: 2023 Arkansas 1A Outdoor Track and Field State Meet

We have finally made it: it's state championship week. The best high school athletes in Arkansas are set to compete in the most talented track meet in the state.

Before action across the Natural State begins, be sure to brush up on your Arkansas Track and Field with our comprehensive preview for this week's championship events.


Kaiden McHenry-Jones enters Wednesday's state championship ranked 1st in the 100m dash and 110m hurdle events in 1A. The sophomore finished 4th in the hurdle event last spring and will be looking to win his first state title this week.

Just a sophomore, Isaac Pohlmeier already owns two championships to his name and will be looking for more on Wednesday. The distance standout enters the state meet ranked 1st in the 800m, 1,600m, and 3,200m events and is the clear favorite to win them all.

Ozark Catholic appears to be a top contender to win a team championship behind Pohlmeier's potential 30 points. Mineral Springs is also a team to watch as Khamani Hendrix and Jonavon Gamble lead 1A in two events apiece.

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Regardless of the classification, Peyton Macejewski will have the eyes of everybody around the state on her this Wednesday. The Mount Ida junior currently has 8 state titles to her name and will be looking for more at the state meet, entering the week ranked 1st in the 400m, 800m, 1,600m, and 3,200m events in 1A.

Nearly every event at the girls 1A championship is a toss-up and there are a number of individuals in every event who could walk away with a state championship.

Mount Ida has the potential to win the team championship with Macejewski's points alone, which will likely be 30 or more. Mineral Springs would be another team that has set itself up well to combat Mount Ida and Macejewski's heavy workload.