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Cross Country- A

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.  Patrick 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 for photos or use the link.

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 Championship.
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 Sylliaasen.

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