Though they might lack some of the big names, these races are still incredibly competitive.
Who will step up and make a statement about the quality of their team this year?
Position in the national rankings, aspirations for post-season meets, and pride are all on the line at WakeMed.
The "Granddaddy" of all North Carolina cross country events: the oldest meet, on the most important course.
Piecing together all the best girls' performances this season is no easy task, with so many strong meets to compare.
How did Steve Mulherin's muddy performance on Saturday in Greensboro affect his position in the rankings?
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The Watauga senior is sometimes overlooked, but her 18:37 PR makes her one of the best runners in the state.
Two of the biggest and most important meets in the Southeast this weekend, plus much more on the calendar.
From the sloppy conditions in Greensboro to the lightning-fast times at McAnderson Park in Statesville, this week ran the gamut.
Muddy, muddier, muddiest. Weather was only part of the story, though, at the Greensboro Invitational.
Once again, some of North Carolina's best boys' teams square off, and the girls' field is even stronger.
Greensboro Cross Country Invitational: a major, multi-state meet at an important course, and more really neat awards.
Separate top 10 rankings for each classification, voted on by volunteer coaches from around the state.
Separate top 10 rankings from each classification, voted on by volunteer coaches from around the state.
Although this is only his second year in North Carolina, Sam has worked his way into the top tier of boys' runners.
Elizza Dekker joined two other girls under 18 minutes, while teams from around the state continued to establish themselves.
Midlothian (VA) swept the team titles, but NC's boys took command of the individual race in their turn to shine.
Two big guns compete in the college race tonight, while the best boys' field so far this fall squares off tomorrow.
adidas XC Challenge (formerly the Wolfpack Invitational): strong fields and a fast WakeMed course that has become one of the most important sites in our state.
Mount Tabor is on top of the boys' team rankings for now, while Green Hope's girls are in complete control. (Photo courtesy of Jon Fleming)
Middle school friendships, shared cross country camp experiences, and a coaching link brought Ardrey Kell and South Meck together.
Get to know the J.H. Rose senior who quietly moved into the elite category last spring.
Ardrey Kell's Madden Souder had one of the better performances of a strong weekend for NC cross country.
Middle Creek goes home with two big trophies after sweeping the boys and girls varsity races.
The Green Hope girls dominate in all three races, and the Cardinal Gibbons boys show their early-season strength.
The field for UNCW is always loaded with top teams and individuals, and this year is no exception.
The Seahawk Invitational: speaking of flat, fast courses on sandy terrain...one of the most important meets of the fall season is on tap for this weekend.
North Carolina is our next state on the "Who To Watch" list!
The Carrboro girls make their case as one of the top teams in the state, plus results from several invitationals.
4A 800 state champion Shelby Howell (New Hanover) served notice that she is a force to be reckoned with in the fall, as well.
Teams from North Carolina's coastal plains will meet several strong teams from higher elevations under the lights on Saturday.
The Jungle Run: a cross country meet with a Friday Night Football atmosphere, run under the lights on a lightning-fast course.