State Finals – UCS IHSA Unified Track and Field Competition

What Is Unified Track and Field ?

Athletics offers a wide variety of traditional track and field events. Competition is also provided for athletes with lower ability levels in a variety of development track and field events.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.

In the Special Olympics context, the term “Inclusive Sports” has two distinct but closely intertwined meanings. One refers to giving people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in sports – that is, to enable them to be included in the life experience of being an athlete. The other refers to sports activities that athletes of all abilities participate in together – inclusively. Unified Champion School’s Inclusive Sport component covers both in a youth centered framework.

The Unified Champion Schools strategy works to further develop inclusive learning and social environments for all students, with and without disabilities. Schools can elevate the inclusion and unification among their students as well as further social emotional learning for all.

In Illinois, we offer a wide variety of Unified sport opportunities. Schools signing on to utilize the UCS strategy in Illinois are required to include a Unified sport component.

Competition Information

IHSA Unified Track and Field regional.
Participants will be participating across six events. 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m Relay, Running Long Jump, and Shot Put. Schools have the opportunity to enter two athletes and two partners per event. Events (other than the relay) are individual, with scores contributing to the team total.

Facility Information

Competition will take place on the track.

Event Details

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Volunteer Information

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Winners of the regional will receive an IHSA Plaque and Advance to the IHSA Unified State Finals


Lunch will be provided

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all State Championship Competitions, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

Division 1A
First: PASEC
Second: Triad High School
Third: Limestone Community High School
Fourth: Washington Community High School
Division 2A
First: North Boone High School
Second: Homewood Flossmoor High School
Third: Southside Hub / De La Salle
Fourth: St. Patrick’s HS / Vaughn Occupational Academy
Congratulations to everyone who participated and was brave in the attempt! And a special thank you to Illinois High School Association and Eastern Illinois University for helping to make this event a success!

Who We Are

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and X.  


May 23 2024


10:00 am - 1:00 pm




Eastern Illinois University O'Brien Field


Jonathan Frederick
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