These two Midwest powers - one a traditional contender, one ascendant this year - will factor into the 1A state meet picture.
Research Triangle holds the top spot in the boys' rankings for now, but a lot can change over the last two weekends of the season.
All the best performances from all the conference meets gathered together into one summary, plus every photo album!
Conference meets always give teams and individuals the chance to take a step forward while the whole state is watching.
Two long-time rivals that compete in the same conference, and both are perennial contenders on both the boys and girls side.
With teams that can contend in two different classifications, the CAA jumps way up in the combined rankings.
Green Hope is the #1 team in the state, but it's teams like these three that make the SWAC the best in NC for girls' competition.
Ask Chapel Hill about what it's like to compete in one of the deepest and most talented conferences in the state.
Within its own classification, the CISAA is the most dominant conference in the state of North Carolina.
Epiphany School has the best boys' team among the small private schools, but they don't run in a strong conference.
How does the strength of teams like Smoky Mountain, Lake Norman Charter, and East Lincoln affect their conference rankings?
The teams from the Southern Piedmont, Yadkin Valley, and North Central Athletic are all strong, but which is the best?
Time to make sense of all the action from Conference Meet week, and start looking ahead to regional and state meets.
For the second straight year, Jena Metwalli (Cannon School) saved her best race of the season for the conference championship meet.
Meet Directors (via MileSplit)
With Ryan Hobbs' breakthrough race putting him back under 16 in wet conditions, Weddington is in the conversation for best team in the state.
Both the season's current results and the indications from practice say that Providence Day is poised to add to 14 years of dominance.
Since 2004 the Nike Cross Nationals has brought the fastest high school cross country teams and athletes in the country to Portland, Oregon to compete for the ultimate prize – a national championship. In its 11th year, the Nike Cross Nationals will be contested for the first time ever at Glendoveer Golf Course.
The Cardinal Gibbons senior is a big part of why the Crusaders are currently in the conversation for the best team in the state.
Elly Henes has led Green Hope to a US #23 ranking and a 3rd-place finish at Great American - but the Falcons have serious in-state competition.
Colin Godwin, beset by injuries over his last two years in high school, is running in the top 5 for M.I.T. now.
With conference week almost over, the gun will soon fire on the postseason - but only if athletes are correctly entered!
You didn't forget about Philip Hall, did you? With the postseason coming, expect his goal of sub-15 to become a reality.
The CISAA finally gets its day in the NCRunners spotlight, after close losses in the voting the last two years.
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