|Douglas Early Bird Invitational|
Defending State Champ Madeline Takahasi (Sturgis) opens strong; Andy McCoy (Hill City) takes boys win
9/2/08 Douglas SD
by Tony Bozarth
Defending South Dakota State AA champ Madeline Takahasi (Sturgis) opened her season with a 15:50 4k win at the Douglas Early Bird Invitational. Annie Pfeifle (Stevens, Rapid City, 4th 2008 state meet) was second at 16:04, while Lottie Grimshaw (Todd County) took third overall in 16:13. Grimshaw was third in the 2008 1A state XC meet.
Andy Coy (Hill City), the 1A state XC runner-up in 2008, won the boys overall title in 17:09 for 5k. Riley Coates (Stevens, Rapid City) was second at 17:14, with Damien Schuster (Sturgis) third at 17:26 and Marc Whirlwind Soldier (Tod County, 3rd in the 2008 1A state meet) fourth overall at 17:46.
Awaiting full results and team scores.