At Manlius (1A)
When: Girls race starts at 10 a.m.Where: BV North, Walnut.Area teams: Amboy/LaMoille, Annawan/Wethersfield, Bureau Valley. Other teams: Cambridge, IVC, Galva, Kewanee, Lanark/Eastland, Orion, Princeville, Prophetstown, Rock Falls, Sterling Newman.Boys notes: State-ranked Newman (No. 7) and Rock Falls (No. 25) head up the boys field. A/W's Michael Cook (15:16) has the best time of all individuals coming to the regional. The return of Ryan Taylor from injury has put the host Storm in a running for team advancement. BV coach Dale Donner said the Storm are "starting to run in a tighter and tighter pack with our 5-7 really closing the gap."Girls notes: A/W boasts a No. 9 state ranking as the top contender. Donner anticipates having junior standout Regan Weidner back in action, but "will not jeopardize her health if there is any question on if she is ready to run." A/W's Kirstie Ramsey and Amboy Megan Grady had the best times of the nine regional teams which ran at the Amboy Invite.
At Seneca (1A)
When: Girls race starts at 10 a.m.Where: Seneca Agricultural Land Lab.Area teams: DePue, Hall, Henry, Mendota, Princeton, Putnam County, St. Bede. Other teams: El Paso-Gridley, Fieldcrest, Marquette, Plano, Sandwich, Seneca.Boys notes: El Paso-Gridley (No. 20) is the lone ranked boys team. Hall and Henry should be in the mix as a team qualifier. Hall junior Al Baldonado and Henry's Alex Pettis head the list of area hopefuls.Girls notes: No. 11 Marquette heads the field of regional hopefuls along with Henry (No. 17) and the host Lady Irish (No. 23). PHS senior Zoe Mead was a sectional qualifier in 2012.• Advancement: The top seven teams and five individuals from non-qualifying teams from both regionals will advance to the Oregon Sectional on Nov. 2.