IF anything, the Trumbull County All-American Conference teams should be quite proud.
This year, the conference has 41 athletes - including four teams - competing in Saturday's regional cross country meet at Boardman High School in both Divisions I and II.
Let's start off with Division II.
Champion has two boys competing in Allen Sparks and Nick Mackey, while Amanda Richards and Caleb Johnson of LaBrae are there as well.
Jefferson and Girard have teams and an individual going. Jefferson's boys and Girard's girls both advanced their respective squads.
Struthers and Liberty also pushed through individuals.
Then there are the Poland girls, which are No. 2 in the Division II Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches poll. The Bulldogs ran roughshod over everyone this season. Saturday will be no different. Poland's closest competition is Dover, ranked 10th in the D-II girls poll.
Then, there's the Lakeview boys. Yes, these Bulldogs, like the Poland girls, have a very good chance at advancing to the state meet on Nov. 3 at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.
Marlington should win the Division II boys meet, but if Lakeview runs like it did en route to winning districts, it should be one of the top four teams advancing.
Then, in Division I, there is Austintown Fitch's Carissa Jenkins, who has battled injuries this season, Howland's Taylor Craigo and Canfield's Emma Lunne, who won the Malone College District title last Saturday. All three, if they run the races they are capable of, could advance.
As for the Division I boys, Howland's Ryan Sullivan and Austintown Fitch's Bryce Baker and Patrick Ferguson are running.
Sullivan, who had the unfortunate task of being in the last race of the day in 2011, didn't advance to state.
As a senior, who is running in the third races of the day and been dominating most of the season, look for this Howland runner to go to state.
If they run well Saturday, Baker and Ferguson could slip into the top 16.
All in all, a great year for the AAC runners.
BOARDMAN'S boys team has done nothing but win this season.
Arguably, the Spartans have one of the best starting three in the state with Mark Hadley, Alan Burns and Nathan Hadley.
Boardman, Mentor and Walsh Jesuit will vie for the regional title, while Hudson and Chardon should be in the mix for the fourth and final qualifying spot.
Boardman's girls also advance to regionals with Jordan Grantonic leading the way. This Spartans team will find it tough to advance with teams like Hudson, Massillon Jackson, Mentor and Solon there.
DIVISION III girls have a tough meet ahead with Gilmour Academy, Berkshire, McDonald, South Range, St. Thomas Aquinas and Smithville as the teams to beat.
Locally, there were a couple of girls advancing with Maplewood's Erin Pavick and Alanna Shamrock, Bristol's Becca Merlino, Mineral Ridge's Tatum Flesch and Grand Valley's Jessica Finley.
However, the Badger girls are also in Boardman. The Braves last made it as a team in 2002 when Badger took 13th. That year, McDonald had one of its highest finishes in school history - third.
Speaking of Division III, Mineral Ridge's Logan Smith and Badger's Owen Reeher did yeoman's work to make it into the top 12 to advance out of last week's district. That should serve them well this week in Boardman.