The 47th annual Lions Cross Country Meet of Champions is all set for Saturday at the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria.
Nearly 1,500 runners from 23 schools will take part in the event. Schools participating are: Alexandria, Becker, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Brookings, SD, Buffalo, Chanhassen, Chaska, Marshall, Minnetonka, Monticello, Mounds View, Osakis, Red Wing, Roseville, Sartell, Sioux Falls Washington, SD, St. Cloud Apollo, St. Paul Highland Park, St. Thomas Academy, Stillwater, White Bear Lake, Willmar and Windom.
The girls race features top-ranked Stillwater, fourth-ranked Minnetonka, sixth-ranked Highland Park, 10th-ranked Alexandria, 11th-ranked White Bear Lake and 12th-ranked Marshall. In the boys race, Mounds View is ranked second, White Bear Lake is third, Highland Park is fifth and Stillwater is eighth.
47TH LIONS MEET OF CHAMPIONS SCHEDULE - 10:10 a.m. - Boys and girls 6th-grade race; 10:30 - Girls junior high race; 10:50 - Boys junior high race; 11:15 - Girls junior varsity race; 11:55 - Boys junior varsity race; 12:30 p.m. - Girls varsity race; 1:05 - Boys varsity race; 1:35 - Awards ceremony