Four Huge Meets To Pay Attention To This Weekend

30th Annual Chile Pepper XC Festival

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When: Saturday, September 22

Where: Experimental Farm at University of Arkansas

Who: Houston Stratford (TX) girls, Keller (TX) girls, Rogers (AR) girls, Deer Creek (OK) girls, West Plains (MO) girls, The Woodlands (TX) boys, Deer Creek (OK) boys, Kirkwood (MO) boys, Olathe North (KS) boys

Breakdown: This meet should be juicy. On the national level, there's a killer matchup brewing between Carter Cheeseman and Camren Fischer. But beyond those two, the girls' elite race will be fascinating, too. A girls program that should garner some attention moving forward is Houston Stratford. But before they make the leap as one of Texas' best squads, they'll have to take that next step past Keller. And that won't be easy.

State ranked programs from Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri will all descend on the course at the University of Arkansas. And if weather holds up, this could tell us a lot about these teams and athletes moving forward.