MCC/GSL 3A/4A regional
When, where: Today, Carmichael Middle School in Richland
Race times: 1 p.m. girls 3A; 1:30 girls 4A; 2 boys 3A; 2:30 boys 4A
Last years champions: 4A boys Eisenhower team, Andrew Gardner (jr., Mead); 4A girls Eisenhower, Kaitlin Kaluzny (sr., Davis); 3A boys North Central, Nathan Weitz (sr., Shadle Park); 3A girls Kamiakin, Katie Knight (jr., North Central)
At stake: Top two 4A boys and girls team, top 10 individuals advance to state; top three 3A boys and girls teams, top 15 individuals
Team favorites: Boys 4A No. 2 Central Valley, No. 4 Lewis & Clark, No. 10 Mead; Girls 4A No. 3 Richland, No. 7 Central Valley, No. 10 Lewis & Clark; Boys 3A No. 1 North Central, No. 2 Kamiakin, No. 5 University, No. 6 Mt. Spokane; Girls 3A No. 5 Kamiakin, No. 7 Mt. Spokane, No. 9 Shadle Park, Southridge
Individual favorites: 4A boys Gardner, sr., Mead; Sumner Goodwin, sr., Lewis & Clark; Travis Thorne, sr., Ferris. 4A girls Lindsey Bradley, so., Richland; Gracie Ledwith, jr., Lewis & Clark; Lauren Perry, jr., Richland. 3A boys Kai Wilmot, jr., North Central; John Dressel, so., Mt. Spokane; Tanner Anderson, so., North Central; Keith Williams, sr., North Central. 3A girls Knight, sr., North Central; Megan Beauchene, jr., Kamiakin; Makenna Endebrock, fr., Mt. Spokane; Michelle Fletcher, sr., Kamiakin.
Local state contenders: 4A boys Sean Newcomb, sr., Walla Walla; Michael Williams, jr., Richland. 4A girls Bradley; Perry; Courtney Cox, so., Walla Walla; Sidney Bullock, so., Richland; Hannah Hampson, jr., Walla Walla; Rachel Nelson, sr., Walla Walla; Kinzie Icayan, jr., Richland. 3A boys Ahmed Ibrahim, jr., Kamiakin; Garrett Kraal, jr., Kamiakin; Austin Oser, sr., Kamiakin; Christian Rodriguez, sr., Kamiakin; Andrew Snyder, so., Kamiakin; Jeevan Philip, sr., Hanford. 3A girls Beauchene; Fletcher; Leslie Olsen, sr., Southridge; Emily Kump, so., Southridge; Amy Pfaff, sr., Hanford.
Notes: Several streaks are on line in todays races, though how on the line they are is debatable. North Central is the eight-time defending 3A boys champion, last year finishing just two points up on Kamiakin. The Braves boys are bidding for a fourth straight state berth, and Oser is on track for his fourth trip to state. ... NCs Katie Knight, the defending 3A state champion, is going for her fourth regional title. On the 4A scene, Walla Wallas Rachel Nelson has three top-10 finishes at regionals, and another would secure her fourth state berth.
CWAC/GNL 2A regional
When, where: Today, Apple Ridge Run at Cowiche
Race times: 1 p.m. girls; 1:30 boys
Last years champions: Boys Selah team, Daniel Amann (jr., Deer Park); Girls Cheney team, Sanne Holland (jr., Cheney)
At stake: Top four boys teams, 20 individuals to state; top two girls teams, 10 individuals (Note: Girls race is CWAC only, with the GNL girls qualifying for state separately last week)
Local note: Prossers Kolby Childers is making a bid for her fourth state berth, and this year she finally could have company in freshman Hana VerMulm. However, West Valley likely will win the team title and fill up most of the 10 individual spots.
District 7/9 2B/1B regional
When, where: Today, Clarkston HS
Race times: 1 p.m. girls, 1:40 boys
Last years champions: District 9 Tri-Cities Prep boys, Seth Deal (jr., Waitsburg-Prescott); District 7 Republic boys, Alex Ramm-Hutchinson (sr., St. Georges); District 7/9 Asotin girls, Morgan Willson (sr., Colfax)
At stake: Top six boys teams, 30 individuals to state; top three girls teams, 15 individuals
Local note: The matchup small-school running fans have been waiting for: No. 2 and two-time defending Tri-Cities Prep vs. No. 1 Northwest Christian of Colbert as districts 7 and 9 combine in the boys race. ... TC Preps Skyler Larson and Waitsburg-Prescotts Seth Deal are good bets to qualify for their fourth state meet.