Darton cross country has high hopes for regionals

The last race of the cross country season at Darton State is on Saturday morning, and it's an important one.

The men's and women's teams are hosting the Region 17 Championship races at Darton trails. The Cavaliers will be going for a combined sweep for the fifth consecutive season.

Both teams are heavily favored to win the region title. After that, it will be on to nationals for Bruce Skiles' program.

The runners also expect to perform well.

"We know the course, we know the weather," said Elena Oslund, a sophomore for the Darton cross country team. "We're used to the environment."