By Kristan Krogman
The 2013 State Cross Country Meet was held October 26 in Rapid City with over 700 student-athletes competing in a total of six races. White River had three runners participating in the event. They were competitors in the Class B division.
Mat Beardt finished in a time of 19:38.95, in placing 55th. The Class B boys race boasted a field of 112 runners. Tomas Martinez finished in 66th with a time of 19:52.70.
Nellie Leader Charge was 95th in the field of 121 and was the lone runner for the Tiger girls. She finished the course in 18:38.58.
Jase Kraft, Wessington Springs, having finished 2nd in the three years previous, finally won the top prize, finishing first in a time of 16:55.10. Elkton-Lake Benton was the first place team.
Ipswich repeated as the girls team champions and the individual title went to Laura Nelson, Gayville-Volin. Nelson bested last year’s champ and teammate Genevieve Clark who was second.
The Todd County surprised Class A with a championship victory in the boys division. Philip was third in Class B boys.