* Nicole and Samantha Humphries (left) and Brooke Wilson (right) are top contenders in the Team Nationals South and Southwest Regional Championships
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Team Cross Country Nationals made its return last weekend by kicking off qualifying action in the Northwest, Heartland and Midwest regions.
Looking into the girls races, this second week will feature some of the nation's top-ranked individuals and its best teams. The battle to earn the top team berths and the five individual automatic qualifying spots continues.
Which of the teams and athletes in these regions enter as favorites leading into the national championship in December?
Click the links below to learn more about the top teams and national qualifier favorites in the South and Southwest regional meets.