Sanford Sports Complex to Host Running Events
A trio of major high school distance running events will call the Sanford Sports Complex home in 2015.
The Nike Heartland Preview is September 12. The event is sanctioned by the National High School Activities Association and the South Dakota High School Activities Association and gives athletes a chance to navigate the same course they will see at the Nike Cross Heartland Regional Meet in November.
The South Dakota State Cross Country Meet is October 24. The state meet includes separate races for all three of South Dakota’s classes for girls and boys and will determine team and individual champions.
The Nike Cross Heartland Regional Meet is scheduled for November 15. The event is open to athletes from Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The top two teams and top five individuals not on a qualifying team will advance to the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon. Additionally, four at-large teams will also be selected.