In addition to Norman North's runners, here are a few others from the metro area to watch at the Class 6A-5A-4A state cross country meets at Saturday Edmond Santa Fe:
Chris Ebert and Gabe Thompson, Edmond Memorial: Finished in the top three at regionals for a Bulldog team that hopes to compete for the 6A crown Saturday.
Bryce Balenseifen, Deer Creek, 5A: The defending 5A individual winner leads a deep team that is the favorite to repeat as the team champ as well.
Aaron Brinegar, Bethany, 4A: The top boys finisher from the metro area in 4A regionals last week, taking fourth.
Jaci Smith, Edmond North, 6A: Smith has been in the hunt at virtually every meet this year, including a fourth-place finish at regionals.
Hayley Redwine, Norman, 6A: Like Smith, Redwine has been in the mix at several events this year.
Sheridan Snyder and Ashton England, Deer Creek, 5A: Snyder and England were 1-2 at regionals last week, but the Antlers had five runners in the top seven at the meet.
Lauren Roberts and Meredith Zerby, Heritage Hall, 4A: Leading the Chargers in their hopes of a state title, following top-three individual finishes at regionals.
Tesa Potter, Tecumseh, 4A: Strong all season and coming off a fourth-place finish at regionals.