The 1983 SCHS cross country team won the North Egypt Conference championship, took 24th place in the state meet and compiled an overall record of 172 wins and 41 losses. Tidwell, and Russell Woodward.

Coached by Jim Corrona, the 1983 team won invitational meet titles at Herrin, Benton, Mt. Vernon and Harrisburg. The squad was regional champion and took second place in the sectional to earn its trip to the state meet at Peoria.Tidwell, and Russell Woodward.

Dennis Squibb was the individual winner of the conference race. Other team members were Donnie Cato, Chris Daniels, David Doherty, Paul Gierten, Terry Goodin, Jeff Mills, Brian Prince, Tim Sullens, Dennis Tidwell, and Russell Woodward.