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1920-1921 School Year
1920-1921 Team Photo: Players’ names were not listed in the 1921 South Yearbook.

For the first time in school history, South fielded a cross country team.  With a new team in the city, no one would expect them to have a successful season.

The first meet in South’s history was run on October 20, 1920.  It was raining and the ground was wet.  The sun was setting.  South nosed out a 28-27 victory for their first ever win.  Three runners, Beckwith and Oas of South and Kolerie of North finished in the top three places, but were disqualified for running off of the course.  That left Henry Reed claiming first place, Clifton Anderson in fourth, Fred Larson in fifth and Lawrence Sandvig in seventh.  Reed’s 16:40 became the first school record.

South faced West in their second meet on October 27.  West was a heavy favorite.  With Beckwith setting a new school record at 15:18.00, South won 36-19.  South took three of the first four places.

South and Central clashed on November 3.  Both teams were undefeated.  Beckwith lowered his school record to 15:06.00.  Horrocks finished second and Oas was third.  South won 39-16.

Evan O. Williams coached the first team.