The EPJ cross country team had their first meet Friday, Aug. 28 in Beresford at the cross country Invite. This well-attended meet sees entrants from a large number of schools in South Dakota.

In 2020, the meet was split into three flights. EPJ participated in the Billy Mills flight (named after the 1964 Olympic 10,000 Meter Gold Medalist from South Dakota). Teams in this very competitive flight included Beresford, Baltic, Canton, EPJ, Garretson, McCook Central/Montrose, Parker and Ethan/Parkston. Unlike previous years, the distance was 4000 meters for all runners – Varsity or JV.

See full story in this week’s Leader-Courier.