Official practice has
begun. Every year on the first day of practice the Minneapolis Southwest
Cross Country team does a two mile time trial at the fairly tough Rose
Gardens course, or four laps of the half mile course. The time trial is
designed to show the coaches how hard runners have been working over the
summer and what kind of shape they are in at the start of the season.
Two Mile Time Trial 2002
Last year Herbierto Vargas was the winner in 10:55, beating runner-up Erik DeLapp by ten seconds. The year before Neil Grosscup won, and in 1999 alumni Reed DeLapp took the win.