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1960-1961 School Year
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1960-1961 Team Photo: Front Row: Thompson, Galarneau, Jacobson, Spector, Wendlandt, Pang. Middle Row: Rudesill, Melander, Tower, Bourasa, Wheat, Stensether, Narveson. Back Row: Pearson, Dustrud, Anderson, Smith, Gilmore.

With four returning starters, the Tiger Cross Country team expected to have a successful season.  Coach John Cummings had the responsibility to help the team improve.

South finished the season 6-3 in the Minneapolis Conference.  The Tigers lost to North, 15-45, which was the only score reported.  South also lost to Central and Roosevelt.

South defeated Edison, Henry, Marshall, Vocational, Washburn and West.  The Tigers also beat Bloomington in a non-conference meet.

At the Conference Meet, the Tigers finished in fifth place.  Dan Melander finished in 15th place in a time of 9:28.00 for the 1.8 mile course.  Because South did not finish in the top four, they did not qualify for the Region meet.