Anticipated winter weather conditions prompted the South Dakota High School Activities Association to announce changes to the schedule and entrance process for the 2020 South Dakota State Cross Country Meet. The meet will be held in Rapid City on Saturday, October 24, at Hart Ranch Camping Resort.
The amended schedule includes:
Class B Girls – 9:30 a.m. Mountain Time (MT)
Class B Boys – 10 a.m. MT
Class AA Girls – 11:45 a.m. MT
Class AA Boys – 12:15 p.m. MT
Class A Girls – 2 p.m. MT
Class A Boys – 2:30 p.m. MT Practice day at Hart Ranch on Friday as scheduled, weather permitting
“This change is being done after consulting with the National Weather Service and our site hosts in Rapid City to attempt to complete the event prior to a significant winter storm entering the Black Hills region on Saturday,” stated Dr. John Krogstrand, SDHSAA Assistant Executive Director. “Our hope is the earlier start and shortened times between races allows us to still complete the event while also maintaining social distancing guidelines and health precautions.”.
The SDHSAA requests all fans wear masks and remain socially distant. Teams and school personnel will not be allowed to enter the facility until the race from the preceding class has begun (i.e. AA teams enter after the Class B boys’ race begins). Fans and teams are asked to enter the Hart Ranch facility from the west (Highway 16/Mt. Rushmore Road) and depart the facility to the east (Highway 79).