The Dell Rapids St Mary Caridnals and Dell Rapids Quarriers sent multiple runners to the 2017 South Dakota State Cross Country meet on Saturday, October 21st, in Rapid City. Dell Rapids had eight runners participate in state, while St Mary had six runners in the state meet.
The entire St Mary boys team competed and finished 13th with 119 points. Ipswich won the boys State B title with 29 points. Freeman Academy/Marion was second with 32 points, and Burke/South Central was third with 39 points.
Connor Libis (39th) finished at 18:34.20. Jacob Vogel (49th) had a time of 18:53.88. Ryan Eining (101st) finished in 20:25.32. Seth Roemen (105th) had a time of 20:35.67. Thomas Eining (119th) had a time of 21:53.97.
Ella Heinitz placed 21st individually in the girls competition with a time of 21:02.87.
The entire Quarrier girls team also competed in the state meet. Dell Rapids finished 12th with a total of 227 points. Hill City won the girls State A title with 33 points. Custer was second with 64 points, and St Thomas More placed third with 67 points.
Shaylee Hoff (34th) had a time of 20:57.18. Aspen Hansen (85th) had a time of 22:28.60. Kathryn Fletcher (86th) finished at 22:29.12. Katrina Kreul (106th) completed in 23:05.30. Alli DeStigter (117th) had a time of 24:15.53. Madysen VanOverbeeke (119th) finished in 24:27.82.
Canyon Lowman and Carter Wynja competed individually for Dell Rapids in the boys race. Wynja (79th) had a time of 18:48.93. Lowman (101st) finished in 19:21.20.