Duneland Athletic Conference
When: Today, 11:30 a.m. (girls), noon (boys).
Where: Lemon Lake County Park, Crown Point.
Favorites: Valparaiso girls and Valparaiso boys.
Darkhorse: Chesterton's girls and Crown Point boys.
Runners to watch: (Girls) Chesterton — Hannah Hoffmann, Kassidy Scott; Crown Point — Kayla McGurk, Allison Wortel; Lake Central — Megan Zajac, Zoe Carroll; LaPorte — Elena Lancioni, Kailee Schoof; Portage — Kyra Ball, Paige Pizer; Valparaiso — Alison Mundell, Ellie Joll. (Boys) Chesterton — Kevin Kenney; Crown Point — Daniel Walters, Alex Ray, Tom Cierniak; Lake Central — Zach Bencur; LaPorte — Anthony Didion, Nate Gerick; Merrillville — Tyler Gray; Portage — Anthony Best; Valparaiso — Peyton Reed, Taylor Bisacchi, Xavier Reed, Patrick Dalton, Landon Davison.
Fast facts: Valparaiso is the defending team champion in both races. Lancioni and Valpo's Ari Coulopoulos are the defending individual champions.
Greater South Shore Conference
When: Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. (girls), 6 (boys).
Where: Wheeler High School.
Favorites: Wheeler girls and Wheeler boys.
Darkhorses: North Newton girls and Bishop Noll boys.
Runners to watch: (Girls) Bishop Noll — Nancy Medrano; Calumet — Danielle Smar; Marquette — Lily Giancaspro; North Newton — Alyce Kessler, Kaila Mosckalick; River Forest — Caridad Ramos; Wheeler — Kelly O'Shea, Abbie Janda; Whiting — Citlali Lopez, Abby Bondi. (Boys) Bishop Noll — Sal Cordova, Nick Anglin; Calumet — Kevin Miller; North Newton — Jake Koselke, Leo Espino; River Forest — Christopher Ramos; Wheeler — Joel O'Shea, Nick Cinko, Alex Nader; Whiting — Austin Loehman.
Fast facts: Wheeler is defending champion in both races. Kelly O'Shea is two-time individual champion.
Porter County Conference
When: Tuesday, 5 p.m. (girls), 5:30 (boys).
Where: Boone Grove High School.
Favorites: Hebron girls and Morgan Township boys.
Darkhorses: Hanover Central girls and Hebron boys.
Runners to watch: (Girls) Boone Grove — Sarah Steinhilber; Hanover Central — Lindsey Kolanowski; Hebron — Lexie Schatz, Payton Schatz, Emily DeFries, Abby Getautas, Liz Fox; Kouts — Kylie Kuebler; LaCrosse — Taylor Guse; Morgan Township — Elly Johansen; South Central — Kyleigh Werner, Hope Myroup; Washington Township — Liz Masson. (Boys) Boone Grove — Jon Hogg; Hanover Central — Nick Zak; Hebron — Bryce Hanaway; Kouts — Mike Ferrell; LaCrosse — Nate Rhodes, Riley Charlesworth; Morgan Township — Alec Kostelnik, Ben Savage, Logan Redman, Kyle Osborne; South Central — Bryan Flannery; Washington Township — Nick Moskwa.
Fast facts: Hebron's girls have won the last two round-robin titles and six of the last seven, and have won the last two PCC meets. Boys round-robin champion Morgan has never won the PCC meet. Hebron is the two-time defending champion. Kostelnik is defending individual champion.
— compiled by Jim Peters and Paul Trembacki