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Boys Athletics
Cross Country- B

The 2001 State Cross Country meet was held October 20th at the Elks Golf Club in Rapid City. 38 schools with 113 runners are entered in the Class B race. The overall record for Class B boys on a 5000 meter course was set by Harley Hanson of Rosholt. He ran 15.25 in 1986 in Mitchell. A new Class B Boys Champion was crowned this year as last year's champion Tyler Costine of Colman-Egan graduated. The B Boys competition began at 3:00pm MDT. Gene Gillen of Rapid City started the race. Follow the menu expansion to "5000 meters" for individual competition,  to "standings" for team rankings and "scrapbook" for photos or use the link.

The Class B State Boys Cross Country Awards

The Boys State B Cross Country Champions from Baltic.

State B individual placers:(from right) Patrick King(Baltic), Bill Haukaas (White River), Dane Yde (Baltic), William White Light (Lower Brule), Joe Clark (Hoven)

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

Patrick King from Baltic is the 2001State B Boys Cross Country Champion. He finished the 5000 meter race in 17:10.63. 
Bill Haukaas from White River took 2nd in the Boys B competition. He finished in 17:26.82.
Dane Yde,17:40.26,  took 3rd and helped Baltic to a team State B Boys Championship title. The team's total time was 52.44.87. Their average was 17:34.96.

The Class B 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.

"It was a long drive," agreed Wakonda teammates Eric Skonhovd, Robert Gregoire, Nick Skonhovd, Tyler Moser, Ashley Logue and Bo Martz. According to Martz, the crew "played on their GameBoys, listened to CDs and tortured Ashley," the team's only qualifying girl.

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