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1979-1980 Season
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1979-1980 Team Photo: Coach Warren Kaari, Alisa Siegler, Marsha Karpinen, Sue Barge. Not Pictured. Beth Potter.

This may have been the most disappointing season in the short history of Tiger Cross Country.  Only four runners came out for the team.  Things became direr when Beth Potter went down with an injury early in the season, leaving the team with only three runners. 

Because of the lack of numbers, South had to forfeit every contest 15-50.  However, that did not stop the remaining team members from working hard and doing their best.

The brightest spot on the team was Marsha Karpinen, who broke her own record in the two mile by 14 seconds!  The new school record is 12:30.00.  Karpinen also became the first Tiger to make the All-Conference team!

The team was again coached by Warren Kaari.