Cross country's state meet to run as scheduled on Saturday

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(Ryan Casey/

The state cross country meet is scheduled to be held at Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs on Saturday.

The Colorado Springs area is forecast to get snow on Wednesday night, and have a high of 37 degrees on Thursday. However, Friday is slated for a high of 53, and Saturday has a high of 64. The forecasts for Sunday and Monday both call for snow.

As such, the plan from the CHSAA office and course officials is to run the meet as scheduled on Saturday.

"We know snow is expected two days ahead of the event, but we are prepared with plows and other snow removal equipment, and plan to work on the course Thursday and Friday in preparation for Saturday's races," said CHSAA assistant commissioner Jenn Roberts-Uhlig. "With more snow on the way on Sunday and Monday, we are fully prepared and expecting to run on Saturday."