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27 teams took part in the Lancer Track and Field Invitational Saturday. The Salpointe boys scraped by Ironwood Ridge 73 to 66 and The Lancer girls held off Sabino 102 to 89. The state championships for the various divisions are set to for May 12 to May 15 at either Phoenix Desert Vista High School or Gilbert Perry High School.
The deadline for state qualifying meets is Wednesday, May 5 and all results need to be posted by 2 p.m. on May 6. The deadline for entering athletes into the state meet is 5 p.m. on May 7.
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The remaining state qualifying meets for Southern Arizona:
April 23-24: Ironwood Ridge
April 24: Douglas
April 28: Marana
May 1: Mountain View Marana
May 5: Marana
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