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Boys Athletics
Cross Country- AA

The 2001 State Cross Country meet was held October 20th on a course at the Elks Golf Club in Rapid City. The AA Boys competition began at 3:00pm MDT. 16 schools with 112 participants entered the state meet. The Class AA overall State Meet record was set in 1991 in Mitchell by Greg Jimmerson of RC Stevens. Last year's champion, Erik Grumstrup of RC Stevens has graduated so a new Class AA champion was crowned. The top 20 individual placers received medals. Trophies were awarded to the champion and runner-up teams with plaques to the third and fourth teams in each class. 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 AA Cross Country Awards

The RC Stevens team takes the AA title home again.

State AA individual results: (from right) Shane Ahlers(Sturgis), Joel Teachout(Yankton), Josh Jeffery(Spearfish), Peter Franz(RC Central), Brandon Fried(RC Central), Erik Long(RC Stevens)

 Check out  the photos below to see who crossed the line 1, 2 & 3.

First place finisher Shane Ahlers of Sturgis pushes hard at the end and takes the State title with a time of 15:46.97.
Yankton's Joel Teachout takes 2nd in 16:27.95.
Josh Jeffery of Spearfish rounds out the top three with a time of 16:31.46.

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 Sioux Falls Washington Warriors pick up the pace in preparation for tomorrow's State Championship races.


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ę2002 SDPB Onlíne