The Cardinals were able to navigate around the changes to school schedules and activities due to Covid this past week, and then faced unfavorable weather conditions at the race.
Despite those obstacles, the Cardinals finished second with 25 team points. Elkton-Lake Benton won the region team title with 13 points, and Lake Preston was third with 36 points. These three teams qualify all their runners for the state meet.
Jacob Vogel placed second individually with a time of 17:51.22, finishing just nine seconds behind the individual champion Josiah Schroeder of Canistota. Seth Roemen had a 13th-place finish with a time of 20:24.46. Thomas Eining had a time of 20:37.50, placing him 18th. Noah Reiff finished 23rd with a time of 21:04.74.
Sierra Klein was the lone runner for the girls team. Klein finished 44th with a time of 28:56.65.
The boys team will participate in the 2020 South Dakota Class B Cross Country State Meet on Saturday, October 24th. The state meet will be held at Hart Ranch Camping Resort in Rapid City.