Hill City, Newell bring home state cross country titles

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RAPID CITY, S.D. -

It was championship Saturday in Rapid City.

Not only did the State Cheer and Dance Championships wrap up at Rapid City Stevens High School, but the State Cross Country Championships were held on Saturday afternoon at the Hart Ranch Camping Resort.

Around 700 runners from across the state braved the chilly and windy conditions.


Individual Champions

Class AA Girls

1.  Ellie Abraham, Brookings     18:23

Class B Girls 

1. Delaney Leber, Newell       19:52

Class A Girls

1. Cait Savey, Beresford      18:35

Class AA Boys

1. Jack Elliott, SF Lincoln      16:09

Class B Boys

1. Daniel Burkhalter, Bison      15:41

Class A Boys 

1. Derick Peters, West Central     15:06


Team Scores

Class AA Girls

1. Brandon Valley       99

2. SF Lincoln              104

3. Aberdeen Central    109

4. Yankton                  123

5. RC Stevens            139

Class A Girls

1. Hill City               33

2. Custer                 64

3. St. Thomas More    67

Class B Girls

1. Newell                 22

2. Ipswich                38

3. Deubrook Area    42

Class AA Boys

1. SF Washington         37

2. SF Lincoln                38

3. SF O'Gorman           115

4. RC Stevens              135

Class A Boys        

1. West Central           34

2. Custer                     54

3. SF Christian           61

Class B Boys

1. Ipswich                 29

2. Freeman Academy     32

3. Burke-South Central   39

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