When: 9 a.m. today (boys), 9:45 (girls).
Where: Kesling Park, LaPorte.
Favorites: LaPorte girls, Valparaiso boys. Darkhorses: Portage girls, Crown Point boys.
Runners to watch: (Girls) Lindsey Nielsen, Chesterton; Kayla McGurk, Crown Point; Megan Zajac, Sarah Hunsley, Lake Central; Elena Lancioni, Kailee Schoof, LaPorte; Paige Pizer, Rebecca Timm, Portage; Alison Mundell, Michaela Gazdich, Valparaiso. (Boys) Tyler Gray, Jacob Langbehn, Crown Point; Zach Hupp, Tyler Kramer-Stephens, Lake Central; Anthony Didion, Sam Miller, LaPorte; Gavin Gresham, Michigan City; Tylor Hudson, Dustin Balboa, Portage; Andrew Jankowski, Ari Coulopoulos, Valparaiso.
Fast facts: LaPorte has never won the DAC girls meet. Lancioni is vying for her third title. Valpo's boys and girls are defending champions.
When: 10 a.m. today (boys); 10:35 a.m. (girls).
Where: Maple Lake, Hobart.
Favorites: Hobart boys and girls. Darkhorses: Munster boys and girls.
Runners to watch: (Girls) Kellyn Vale, Kaycee Crist, Isabella Pradhan, Andrean; Brittany Burbridge, Alejandra Leon, Griffith; Clarissa Magley, Reilly Panozzo, Jesenia Zendejas, Highland; Celena Guerrero, Mindy Whidden, Marina Ahner, Marisa Porras, Hobart; Brittany Kent, Allison Rockley, Brittany Stepp, Kankakee Valley; Sarah Wieser, Rachel Megquier, Hailey Bushore, Lowell; Emily McNicholas, Rebecca Karnezis, Mallory Grim, Munster. (Boys) Justin Anderson, Jonathan Mateja, Christian Germonprez, Andrean; Kyle Pfister, Mike Kristy, Nolan O’Donnell, Highland; Brent Dunn, Alek Seeley, John Petroskey, Hobart; Travis Conley, Bryce Gawronski, Kankakee Valley; Brian Blaylock, Ethan Huseman, Matt Matthias, Lowell; Tom Bolanowski, Ryan Kritzer, Theo Burgwald, Emmanuel Lopez, Munster.
Fast facts: Munster is the defending boys team champ and has won four of the last six. There will be a new individual champ for the first time since 2009. Munster won the girls race last year, but Hobart earned the right to be called conference champion by virtue of its regular-season finish and conference meet finish combined.
When: Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Boone Grove.
Favorites: Hebron girls, Hebron boys. Darkhorses: Boone Grove girls, Morgan Township boys.
Runners to watch: (Girls) Mya Rodriguez, Sarah Steinhilber, Boone Grove; Peyton Schatz, Abby Getautas, Lexie Schatz, Hebron; Kylie Kuebler, Kouts; Hailey Haveck, Morgan Township; Kyleigh Werner, South Central, Liz Masson, Washington Township; Molly Corder, Westville. (Boys) Jon Hogg, Boone Grove; Scott Crawley, Michael MacNeill, Erik Brebner, Hebron; Mike Ferrell, Grant Hamstra, Kouts; Nate Rhodes, LaCrosse; Ben Savage, Logan Redmon, Morgan Township; Bryan Flannery, South Central.
Fast facts: Hebron has won five of the last six girls titles. Morgan is defending boys champion. Werner won the girls race last year, while Savage was runner-up.
Greater South Shore
When: 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Favorites: Hanover Central girls, Wheeler boys. Darkhorses: Wheeler girls, North Newton boys.
Runners to watch: (Girls) Lindsey Kolanowski, Olivia Umlauf, Hanover Central; Zoya Ganz, Marquette; Alyce Kessler, Kaila Moskalick, North Newton; Caridad Ramos, River Forest; Kelly O'Shea, Wheeler; Citlali Lopez, Whiting; (Boys) Sal Cordova, Bishop Noll; Andrew Huff, Calumet; Leo Espino, Miguel Espino, Jesse Anderson, North Newton; Christopher Ramos, River Forest; Joel O'Shea, Alex Nader, James Mills, Wheeler.
Fast facts: Kelly an Joel O'Shea are defending champions, as are both Wheeler teams.
Great Lakes Athletic
When: 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Where: Riverside Park, Hammond.
Favorites: Gavit boys, Morton girls. Darkhorses: Morton boys, Gavit girls.
Runners to watch: (Girls) Corina Wilson, Clark; Alex James, Gavit; Luna Mireles, Celeste Rosillo, Brittany Sendejas, Morton. (Boys) Clark -- Arturo Ruiz, Clark; Zach Schreiber, Vincente Valdez, Justin Heavner, Gavit; Johnny Flores, E’Monta Coleman, Hammond; Gerardo Montoya, Isaiah Walker, Morton.
Fast facts: Gavit’s Schreiber is the two-time defending individual champ, but Morton is the defending team champ. Gavit’s Alexandria James and the Gladiators are the defending individual and team champs.