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1991-1992 School Year

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Will the streak ever end?  For three straight seasons, the South Cross Country team has brought home the Conference Title, Region Title and State Title.  The team was not ready to give these championships up easily. 

As has been tradition in recent years, South opened hosting the Nokomis Invitational.  The Tigers again won their meet.

In Monticello, something that has not happened in over a year occurred.  South did not win a meet!  The Tigers finished second, showing they could be beat if they are not at their best.

South turned it around in a quick hurry, winning the Apple Valley Eagle Invitational, the Burnsville Invitational and the Anoka Rum River Invitational.

The Tiger runners believed they were ready to defend their titles, but knew they had to continue working hard.  In the Conference Meet, South won their fourth consecutive title.

At the Region 5AA Meet South outdistanced the other teams and claimed the championship and their fourth consecutive trip to the State Meet. 

Unfortunately, the State Meet had to be postponed, when the famed Halloween Blizzard of 1991 dropped 24.8 inches of snow on the Minneapolis area!  The roads were at a stand-still.  No one could travel.  It took days to get major Interstate Highways cleared.  It was clear that the meet could not be held at its traditional University of Minnesota, so a new site was chosen, and that was Alexandria, in northwest Minnesota.  Alexandria received only a few inches of snow. 

One week later, the Tigers traveled up Interstate 94 to defend their title.  For the fourth straight season, South brought home the Championship trophy.

Head Coach Warren Kaari said after winning their second title, according to the 1990 South Yearbook, “Any team can win it once, but if a team wins it twice (in a row) they’re a great team.”  If winning it twice consecutively make you a great team, what does winning the State Title four times in a row make you?

Coach Kaari finished his 25th season as the head of the Tiger Cross Country Program.  Coach Craig Canham finished his 10th season.