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2000-2001 Season
2000-2001 Combined Team Photo: Players’ names were not listed in the 2001 South Yearbook

For only the second time in program history, South looked for a new head coach during the off season.  The new coach, Stacey Snyder, and her assistant, Melvin Alvarez, took over a team that was a contender. 

The runners realized that cross country running is a much a mental sport as it is a physical sport.  Junior Eliza Sylvestre said, according to the 2001 South Yearbook, “If you tell yourself that you can do it, then you can.  If you tell yourself that you can’t do it, then you won’t.”

South had an interesting time in the non-conference meets, finishing sixth in both the Bloomington Jefferson Jaguar Invitational and the Anoka Rum River Invitational.  A seventh place finish in Monticello and an eighth place finish in the Metro Invitational finished the non-conference portion of the schedule.

At the Conference Meet, the Tigers brought home their 12th championship trophy.  Sarah Hester brought home the individual title as well, running the 4000 meter course in 15:22.20.  Christine Pose, third place, Katie Woodling, eighth place, Meredith Shonfield-Hicks, 10th place, and Anna Woodling, 11th place, were the other Tiger runners to factor into the team scoring.