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1971-1972 School Year
1971-1972 Team Photo: Left to Right: Dave Berg, Mike Hoehn, Mike Murry, Kevin Bellin, Luke Torell, Carl Rich, Steve Scott, Chris Peltier, Richard Garland, Mike Westby, Darrell Carlson, Stewart Johnson, Jim Harrity, Phil Kadlec, Brian Zipoy, Roger Opegard, Coach Kaari. Not Pictured: Robert Nelson, Bruce Lawson, Jerome Hepola.

During the summer, those who participated in cross country began their regimen of conditioning.  Many ran 100 miles per week preparing for the upcoming season.  Head Coach Warren Kaari instilled in the runners that in order to be successful, it is not what is done at a meet, it is the preparation before the meet that will make you successful.

South opened the dual meet part of the season with a non-conference clash against Minnehaha Academy.  The Tigers dominated the Red Hawks 15-61.

The first conference contest was against Vocational, and the results was almost as bad as the Minnehaha meet.  South won again, 15-45.

North put up a fight, but the Tigers froze out the Polars 20-35.

South faced the Millers next.  Washburn claimed the slimmest of victories, 27-28.  This was the only conference dual meet loss of the season.

South then ran off four dual meet wins, beating Edison, 26-31, Central, 18-37, Marshall-University, 19-37, and West, 19-40.

The regular season ended with a loss to St. Paul Harding, 25-30.

After finishing second in the dual meet season, the Tigers were poised to challenge for the Conference Meet title.  Unfortunately, a few runners faltered and the Tigers came in fifth.  Mike Hoehn, 13th, and Pat Bramwell, 18th, were the only Tigers to finish in the top 20.