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1983 Southeast High School girls cross country

1983 Southeast High School girls cross country


The 1983 Southeast High School girls cross country team, which were Class AA state champions.

2023 marks the 40-year anniversary of the Pirates’ state championship.

The 1983 title was the first of three consecutive state championships by the Pirates, who repeated the feat in 1984 and again in 1985.

In 1983, it was the state’s sixth girls cross country state championship.

For Southeast, the Pirates took the podium’s top spot with 64 points to best Springfield Northeastern (78 points).

Joanna Dias finished first overall in the race, while her sister Julie Dias was second overall.

Tonja Stewart helped the Pirates go 1-2-3, finishing third overall.

Kim Konkle was 24th, Bonnie Hillegas was 34th, Bobbie Davis was 39th and Sue Conway finished 43rd.

The team included:

Back row, left to right: Bonnie Hillegas, Kim Konkle, Bobbie Davis, Joanna Dias, head coach Ray Sheets.
Front row, left to right: Missy Stalnaker, Tonja Stewart, Sue Conway, Julie Dias.

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