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Cross country: Event center still possible permanent site for finals

By Kevin Carmody Updated: October 24, 2013 at 9:52 pm 0

When Cheyenne Mountain earned the right to host the state cross country meet in 2012, it did so with intentions of making Colorado Springs a permanent home for the event, just as Pepsi Center hosts wrestling and JeffCo Stadium in Lakewood hosts the annual track and field championships.

And Norris-Penrose Event Center could become cross country's permanent home. It's just too early to tell on the eve of its second state meet.

"That'll be discussed at the winter meeting (Nov. 18), and we have every intention of putting our name in again," Indians cross country and track coach Stan Lambros said. "From all the reports I've seen, it's all been positive."

If the Colorado High School Athletics Association does decide to give the state cross country meet a permanent home, it certainly would be a deviation from its traditional two-year cycle of moving the event around the state.

"I haven't heard either way, and I know there are still several other courses that would love to host the event down the line," CHSAA assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann said. "This event has moved every few years, so we'll have to wait and see if the cross country committee decides that it should stay at a permanent site in Colorado Springs."

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