The area Class 1A boys track and field teams will compete in sectionals around the state today.
The top two place finishers and athletes meeting state qualifying standards will advance to state next week in Charleston.
Here’s a look at area sights:
At Erie: Amboy-LaMoille-Ohio and Bureau Valley are in the running at Erie, where field events started at 4 p.m. with running events to follow at 5:30 p.m.
They will be joined by Three Rivers rivals Erie-Prophetstown, Fulton, Morrison, Newman, Orion, Riverdale, Rockridge and Sherrard. Also in the mix are Aledo Mercer County, Alleman, Cambridge, Earlville, Milledgeville and Savanna West Carroll.
At El Paso: Hall, Putnam County and St. Bede will head south to compete in El Paso. Field events started at 3:30 p.m. with running events to follow at 5:30 p.m.
Other teams in the field are Cullom Tri-Point, Delavan, El Paso-Gridley, (Fieldcrest. Flanagan-Cornell, Henry, Deer Creek-Mackinaw, Lowpoint-Washburn, Midwest Central, Peoria Christian, Peoria Heights and Tremont