Over 700 Student-Athletes are set to compete in the 69th Annual SDHSAA State Cross Country Meet being held at Broadland Creek Golf Course in Huron on Saturday afternoon, beginning with the Class ‘B’ Girls’ race at 1:00 pm Central Time.
Five of the six defending Team Champions return to the competition in 2014, highlighted by the Ipswich girls’ squad, who are gunning for their fifth consecutive Class ‘B’ Championship. Other returning team champions include Garretson (‘A’ Girls), Rapid City Stevens (‘AA’ Girls), Todd County (‘A’ Boys) and Sioux Falls Lincoln (‘AA’ Boys). The Class ‘B’ Boys’ division will feature a new champion, as Elkton-Lake Benton failed to qualify as a team for this year’s event.
The individual side will also see several first-time State Champions, as just two of last year’s six individual champions return: Laura Nelson of Gayville-Volin (‘B’ Girls) and Madisen Lavin of Vermillion (‘A’ Girls).
Girls - 4,000 meters or 2.49 miles
Boys - 5,000 meters or 3.11 miles
Individual and team awards are presented at the state competitions.
Starting Times (All Times CT)Class B Team Check-In 10:00 a.m.Class A Team Check-In 11:00 a.m.Class AA Team Check-In 11:30 a.m.Class B Girls Race 1:00 p.m.Class A Girls Race 1:30 p.m.Class B Boys Race 2:00 p.m.Class A Boys Race 2:30 p.m.Class AA Girls Race 3:00 p.m.Class AA Boys Race 3:30 p.m.Awards Presentation (All Classes) 4:00 p.m.
For more information, including a State Meet program, entries, course maps, and results please visit the SDHSAA website: www.sdhsaa.com. Final results and championship information can also be found as-it-happens on our website: sports.sdpb.org.
Press Release courtesy of John Krogstrand with the SDHSAA
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