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1969-1970 School Year
1969-1970 Team Photo: Front Row: Jim Harrity, John Lofdahl, Kevin Bellin, Larry Elvendahl, Rick Hammer, Coach W. Kaaro. Back Row: Scott Rogers, Doug Nelson, Tim Harrity, Greg Zipoy, Bob Gilmore, Paul Iverson. Not Pictured: Mike Murray.

For the Cross Country team, hard work paid off.  Practicing twice every day was the norm.   The runners would practice before school at 7 a.m. and then again after school at 3 p.m.  Between the two time, team members would run somewhere between seven and ten mile each day!  Coach Warren Kaari believed this was the reason the team was so successful this year. 

South finished the conference season with a 7-3 record in dual meets.  Two of the three losses were to West, who beat the Tigers 25-38 and 26-29.

Despite a great dual meet record, the Tigers only managed a seventh place finish at the Conference Meet.