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State Championship
Saturday October 25th
Broadland Creek Golf Course, Huron SD

Class B Boys 1:00pm
Class A Boys 1:30pm
Class AA Boys 3:15pm

There are three classes of cross country competition in South Dakota. Class "AA" is comprised of the 16 schools with the largest average daily membership in grades 9 - 12. Class "A" is comprised of schools with enrollments of 141 and above up to and including the 17th largest school. Class "B" is comprised of schools with enrollment of 140 and below.

Course Length:
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. 

All Class "AA" schools automatically qualify 7 runners to the state meet with no region competition.

Class "A" and "B" schools are divided into five regions with the top three teams and top twenty individuals to qualify from each region. A Class "A" team consists of 6 runners. A Class "B" team consists of 5 runners.

It would be possible for Class "B" and "A" to have additional teams qualify for the State Meet if a team placed enough runners in the top 20 qualifying spots. 

All competitors who finish the race are ranked and tallied according to their place of finish. Team score shall be determined by totaling the points scored by the first three runners of a team in Class "B"; the first four runners in Class "A"; and the first five runners in Class "AA". The team which scores the smallest number of points is declared the winner.

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