It’s back to one site for the 2021 Wyoming High School State Cross Country Championships on Saturday.

This year’s culminating event is in Ethete and hosted by Wyoming Indian High School.

WyoPreps’ David Settle had a chance to visit with Chiefs’ head coach Caleb HerManyHorses about this opportunity to host, the set-up of the course, the conditions runners will face, and more. That’s in the interview at the top of this story.

HerManyHorses told WyoPreps that at this year’s banquet, on Friday night, Wyoming Indian High School will showcase more of their culture. He was also very excited about the special guest speaker. Billy Mills, the gold medalist in the 10,000 meters at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, will talk to the attendees. Mills is from the Oglala Lakota Tribe and lives in Pine Ridge, SD. His talk will be virtual, according to HerManyHorses.

If you remember, last year, due to COVID, the championships were run at three sites, and the weather forced a date change to one day earlier. Plus, some places ran with snow on the ground.

The state championships have six divisions and will start at 10 a.m. with the 2A boys race. The final race, at 12:45 p.m., will be the 3A girls’ race.

For a look at this year’s championships, WyoPreps released a preview earlier this week.

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