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1943-1944 School Year
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1943-1944 Team Photo: Front Row: C. Skruppy, R. Peahl, K. Olson, H. Kelly, D. Riebe. Back Row: M. Hagstrom. J. McNiff, E. Smith, D. Nordlund, A. Bergstron. S. Norteen.

During World War II, many of the lesser-known sports have taken a hit, either by the number of players participating, or the number supporting the participants.  Cross Country was one of these activities.

There was only one cross country event that was found, the Conference Meet.    Southwest claimed the title in a close race.  Roosevelt finished second.  South took fifth, scoring only 11 points.  Henry Kelly was South’s best finisher, placing seventh.  Ken Olson, 14th, and Gene Smith, 18th, also finished in the top 20.