The 2001 State Cross Country meet
was held October
20th on a course at the Elks Golf Club in Rapid City.The A Boys competition
began at 1:30pm
MDT. 38 schools entered runners in the race totaling 124 participants.
Grass of Pine Ridge, the Class A Boys 2000 State
Champion, finished 3rd. Follow the menu expansion to "5000
meters" for individual competition, to
"standings" for team rankings and scrapbook
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The Boys State A Cross Country Awards
The Madison team claims their State A
Championship team title
State A individual results:(from right) T.
Jay Sanderson(Chamberlain), Eric Dehner (Vermillion),Patrick
Grass(Pine Ridge), Zach Frohling(Britton), Mike
One Star(Todd County), Matt Nipe(Madison)
Check out the photos below for who crossed the
line 1, 2 & 3.
|Jay Sanderson of Chamberlain
crosses in 16:12.80 and wins the State A Boys
|Eric Dehner of Vermillion takes
2nd with a time of 16.21.82.
||Last year's champ Patrick Grass
finishes third with a 16:35.01 time. Pine Ridge
as a team also finished 3rd.
The race is underway!
Teams arrived at the Elks Friday afternoon for
warm-up running, course surveying and souvenir
shopping as participants purchased state jerseys to
mark their participation in the event. Runners were
scheduled from 3- 7p.m. for on-site preparation.
|The 2000 State A
Championship team from Pine Ridge stands poised
to defend their title. Al Capone White Calf,
Corwin Standing Crow, Nupa White Plume, Dean Richard,
Patrick Grass, Wes Yellow Horse, Ida Braveheart,
and coach Lyn Pine prepare to check out the
course. With only one teammate graduating last
year, the runners are confident. "We had a
good season and are ready to defend our
title," said coach Pine. Freshman Grass
(center), the defending state individual
champion, said he feels good despite a long trip
out to Rapid City.
||Garretson coaches Jason Bohl &
Jeff Sylliaasen discuss course strategies as
runner Charlie Ward ponders the fact that he is
the lone man qualifying this year.
"It's been tough without my team, but it's
my second year so I am not as nervous as last
year." Ward traveled to State with
the six female runners for Garretson. "They
aren't too tough on him," joked coach
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