The Wyoming High School State Cross Country Championships will be run on one course at Wyoming Indian High School in Ethete on Saturday.

In Class 2A, seven of the top 10 finishers in 2020 return in the girls’ field, while eight boys who placed in the top 10 a year ago are back, including the top three. Saratoga’s Grant Bartlett goes for his third consecutive title.

In 3A, with Ms. Thorvaldson and Mr. Visser having graduated, there will be a new champion in both the girls’ and boys’ divisions. On the lady’s side, six of the top-10 are back from last year. The boys’ field features four returners from 2020’s top-10 finishers.

The 4A girls’ field is the deepest of any, as nine of last year’s top-10 return. Six of the top-10 returns on the boys’ side.

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The course records were set earlier this year, when Wyoming Indian High School hosted the Chief Nations Invitational on Sept. 11, 2021. The girls’ course record is by Kate Brigham of Jackson. She finished with a time of 19:50.60. The boys’ record belongs to Mason Wheeler from Jackson. He ran the course in 16:41.29.

Here is a look at the start time for this year’s championships in Ethete, plus the returning individual and team champions.

The race results will be posted in a separate story posted on Saturday, Oct. 23.

2A Girls – 11:30 a.m.

Defending Team Champion = Tongue River

Defending Individual Champion = none (there will be a new champion)

2A Boys – 10:00 a.m.

Defending Team Champion = Tongue River

Defending Individual Champion = Grant Bartlett, Saratoga (seeking a 3rd straight title)

3A Girls – 12:45 p.m.

Defending Team Champion = Cody (won the last two years)

Defending Individual Champion = none (there will be a new champion)

3A Boys – 11:00 a.m.

Defending Team Champion = Lander

Defending Individual Champion = none (there will be a new champion)

4A Girls – 12:15 p.m.

Defending Team Champion = Jackson

Defending Individual Champion = Delilah Baedke, Natrona County

4A Boys – 10:30 a.m.

Defending Team Champion = Jackson

Defending Individual Champion = none (there will be a new champion)

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