* Anna Callahan (left) enters the Team Nationals Northwest region as a top seeded individual; Abbey Nechanicky (middle) is the favorite to win the Heartland regional for Wayzata; Lily Cridge (right) will look to secure her nationals bid at the Midwest regional.
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Team Cross Country Nationals makes its return in 2022, and this weekend marks the beginning of the qualifying process as teams and individuals
The competition begins with three regional meets on tap -- the Northwest, Heartland and Midwest.
Looking at the girls fields, the first weekend of Team Nationals action features some of the nation's top-ranked individuals, along with some of the deepest team competitions of all the regionals, all battling for two team and five individual automatic qualifying spots to nationals from each region.
Which teams and athletes enter as favorites to earn those coveted spots in the Team Nationals race in December?
Click the links below to learn more about the top storylines and national qualifier favorites in the Northwest, Heartland and Midwest as regional action kicks off for Team Nationals this weekend.
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